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Working Parents Are at Their Wits' End with Virtual Schooling. Can Private 'Learning Pods' and $25-per-Hour Tutors Help?


Money, August 2020

Fearing a repeat of last spring’s disorienting and arduous remote learning reality, many families are now racing to find a safe and sustainable solution for a back-to-school season brimming with heightened anxiety and fluidity.
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Highest rate of unemployment ever recorded in your state


Stacker, June 2020

Forty-three states hit their highest recorded unemployment rate in April 2020, and I explored the reasons why Covid-19 dealt such a blow. I also explained when and why the 7 other states saw their record unemployment highs.
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Taking College Courses in High School Is Supposed to Save You Money. Here's How Dual Enrollment Classes Really Work


Money, April 2020

Word on the street is dual enrollment courses can help lower the bill for higher education. Yet, while experts say such advanced courses do offer abundant benefits, saving money isn’t necessarily one you can count on.
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Traditional and Roth IRAs, and How to Choose Between Them


First Citizens Bank, May 2020

There's a wide range of reasons why you may be thinking about contributing to an individual retirement account, or IRA. Before you make the commitment, it's important to know your options.

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Embracing Home Renovations When You’re Resistant to Change


Next Avenue, January 2020

Renovations don't excite everyone: Some balk at the expense or the disruption. But in other cases, it’s at least partly about a resistance to change. If you’re a reno resister, there may be good reasons to push through the opposition.
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