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Innovative apps help teachers communicate with families in their preferred language

Chalkbeat reports on apps that help non-English speaking families stay engaged with schools.

Could Elon Musk help the Dogecoin cryptocurrency surge to a $1 value?

Benzinga looks at how Elon Musk's public comments on the popular DOGE memecoin has affected its perceived value.

Import costs in these industries are keeping prices high

Machinery Partner used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to identify the soaring import costs that have translated to higher costs for Americans.  

Top 10 US counties where women earn the most and least compared to men

SmartAsset ranks U.S. counties and states with the biggest and smallest gender pay gap as well as locations where women make the most money.
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Navigate the Sea of Financial Advice with 4 Tried-and-True Savings Tips
(BPT) - By Holly O’Neill, President, Retail BankingSocial media has become a hub of personal finance advice, giving rise to countless trends from soft saving to loud budgeting to cash stuffing. …
These countries are among the biggest gold consumers
SD Bullion used data from the World Gold Council to break down gold consumption per capita, identifying countries with the greatest consumer demand
Caretaking demands often put working women at a financial and workplace disadvantage. Can gig work and the care economy help?
To better understand how working women and mothers carry more of society's caretaking burdens, hampr looked at the financial and social differences of women and men in the workplace.
Bank junk fees: Who gets hit and which institutions are the worst offenders?
ConsumerAffairs analyzes Consumer Financial Protection Bureau complaints to see which banks have a history of surprise charges and what can be done about it.
Turn Your Tax Refund Into a New Ride
(Family Features) With tax refunds starting to flow in, many people are considering ways to invest their money. If you're looking to purchase a vehicle, putting your tax refund toward a down payment on a used car can be a smart financial decision.
Failed West Virginia microschool fuels state probe — and some soul-searching
The 74 reports on a microschool closure that led to a government investigation and closer scrutiny at other programs across the country.
What trends are showing about the types of startups getting funding
Flippa used data from Y Combinator to see what kinds of startups are getting funding.
The number of female Certified Financial Planners grew by 13.9%. Here's a closer look at who is joining the profession—and where
SmartAsset compares data on Certified Financial Planners to reveal findings about who is joining the profession and which states had the highest growth.
Top 10 cities with the lowest and highest salaries needed to live comfortably
SmartAsset determines the average salary needed to live alone or support a family comfortably in major U.S. cities.
25 hardest colleges to get into in America
Stacker used the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics to rank the 25 hardest colleges to get into across the U.S.

Tax Guidance for 2024

(Family Features) For some, tax season represents the opportunity for a return and some much-needed relief for their bank accounts. Yet for others, it's time to write a check to Uncle Sam. Ensure you're up to date on all things 2024 taxes with this guidance.

The states where people pay the most in car insurance premiums

Cheap Insurance compiled a ranking of the states where people pay the most in full-coverage car insurance premiums using MarketWatch data.

Credit card APRs are at an all-time high—and so are credit card providers' profits. What's behind the record-high rates?

Creditnews reveals that there is more than one reason credit card APRs are at their highest levels.

You can plan a dream wedding while still avoiding the nightmare of credit card debt

BestCards explores how to plan a dream wedding while dealing with credit card debt.

Meet Cindy Hill-Finnie, New Board Chair of First Fed

It’s been nearly 30 years since Cindy Hill-Finnie first fell in love with Port Townsend - the Victorian architecture, idyllic neighborhoods, and seaside vistas. Today, she is woven …

Meet Chris Neros, New Chief Lending Officer and Executive VP at First Fed

At the heart of community banking is the people. Christopher “Chris” Neros was drawn to First Fed for their long legacy of commitment to their communities and pursuit of innovative ways …
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2021 Child Tax Credit expansion not only lowered financial stress for millions of families, but also improved their mental health
The Daily Yonder looked into a study that found that a child tax credit expansion not only lowered financial stress, but also improved mental health for families.
Sizzle with Savings: Summer Splash of Credit Card Rewards
(BPT) - As spring blooms and summer approaches, it's prime time for consumers and small businesses to leverage the power and convenience of credit cards for their spending habits. In a society where …
3 Ways to Utilize Your Credit Card for Your Spring Shopping and Travel
(BPT) - As the longer and sunny days quickly approach, your credit card can be a valuable ally in navigating the seasonal spending spree wisely. Beyond being a convenient and safe payment method, …
4 ways to achieve financial empowerment this year
(BPT) - Finances are consistently a top concern for many Americans, with “saving money” ranking among their primary common goals. This year, Americans are more concerned than ever due to …
Kick off Financial Literacy Month with a Strong Financial Plan
(BPT) - By: Konda Pollard and Brent Suriano, Synovus BankAccording to recent research, while 74% of Americans engage in financial planning, only 15% have a written plan and 30% lack any long-term …