As the coronavirus rages on, so do its impacts on the country’s businesses and workers. Remote work and hybrid arrangements are gaining a stronger foothold, and about 2.2 million Americans remain long-term unemployed while millions of others are quitting their jobs. This massive health and economic disruption is inevitably impacting health care as well.
Income inequality, which refers to how uneven income is distributed among a population, is no small problem today: The United Nations says 71% of people across the globe live in countries where this kind of inequality has risen. Still, some societies have become more equal than others, and to demonstrate this, Stacker used data from the World Inequality Database to compile a list of 30 countries with the lowest income inequality.
Financial information is used for so many touch points these days. Unfortunately, criminals are looking to obtain that data to withdraw money from bank accounts, fraudulently apply for loans and credit cards, or cause other headache-inducing trouble.
The good news is that you can adopt impactful habits and use simple tools to help enhance your financial safety. If you'd like to know how to protect your financial information online, here are seven techniques to master.
The topic of infrastructure has dominated a good portion of the news lately. So has the housing market. But have you ever thought about how the proximity of infrastructure to a home can impact its value — at least during normal times? It’s a worthy mental trip to take if buying or selling a home is in your future.
Uncertainty has always made business budget planning challenging, but 2021 comes with even more unpredictable variables than usual. That means there are more considerations to bear in mind as you lay out your strategic plan for the next 12 months, allocate resources and estimate revenue and profits.
Like so many other communal events, yard sales (sometimes called garage sales or tag sales) largely vanished last spring. No one wanted to catch the coronavirus from a fellow bargain hunter, much less a 25-cent teddy bear.
But this spring, though COVID-19 remains a lingering menace, yard sales are popping up across the country. By taking a few key precautions, hopeful sellers and shoppers keep themselves and others safe.
The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November, can be a worrisome time for businesses in the US. The menacing storms can all but cripple operations in these vulnerable areas and far beyond, particularly for businesses without a hurricane preparedness list.
There are a few simple actions businesses can take to weather a storm and the costly damage left behind more easily—and creating a hurricane preparedness list is a great first step.
Working Parents Are at Their Wits' End with Virtual Schooling. Can Private 'Learning Pods' and $25-per-Hour Tutors Help?
The Joneses are hiring help to make distance learning more feasible for the adults and more productive for their children. They’re not alone. Fearing a repeat of last spring’s disorienting and arduous remote learning reality, many families across the country are now racing to find a safe and sustainable solution for a back-to-school season brimming with heightened anxiety and fluidity.
Offering a sick leave policy that includes paid time off for employees to take care of themselves or others has benefits beyond wellness. It can also help your business boost morale, productivity, recruitment and retention. Your policy can be as unique as your business, which means there are many aspects to consider when formulating and implementing a plan.
It can be empowering to realize we can help mitigate huge environmental problems through our food choices. But knowing what to eat and what to cut back on isn’t easy when there are so many steps that occur between the farm and our table. Measuring climate impact can be difficult, and the U.S.’s dietary guidelines don’t include environmental considerations.
Stacker used news reports, studies, and blog posts from environmental organizations to compile a list of ways food production and consumption impact the environment.
Today's customers use a wider range of payment methods than ever before. That means business owners need to choose options that suit both their operational needs and their customers' preferences. Understanding the pros and cons of the different payment methods will help you decide which ones are the best fit.
Taking College Courses in High School Is Supposed to Save You Money. Here's How Dual Enrollment Classes Really Work
There’s a question that’s been creating plenty of angst for me as a parent being sucked into the vortex that is high school: Should my incoming ninth grader take a version of Algebra 2 that would give him both high school and college credit?
Word on the street is these types of advanced courses can help lower the bill for higher education. By how much, I wondered, and would universities hundreds of miles away agree to this deal?
It turns out, while experts say such dual enrollment courses do offer abundant benefits, saving money isn’t necessarily one I can count on.
Payment processing is critical for business owners and operators across all industries, but it comes to a halt on US bank holidays. That's why it's worth identifying which days banks are closed and learning how to prepare for the temporary pause.