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6 home improvement projects that offer the best return on your investment

Rocket Loans reports that there are large and small home improvements that provide a good return on investment.

5 tech advancements sports venues have added since your last event

Uniqode compiled a list of technologies adopted by stadiums, arenas, and other major sporting venues in the past few years.

Districts where student-teacher ratios are still behind pre-pandemic levels

TeacherCertification.com used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to show how student-teacher ratios have changed.
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The surprising effectiveness of having kids study their errors to succeed
Jill Barshay for The Hechinger Report For a few weeks in the spring of 2016, nearly all the eighth graders at a small public school …
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Investing in Bitcoin for a long-term portfolio is too risky, according to Vanguard CEO
Travis Wolfe // Shutterstock In January 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved several spot Bitcoin …
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Scams stealing government benefits like unemployment checks have jumped 82%: Here's how to protect yourself
Canva Scammers are stealing more identities to pilfer government benefits, riding a wave of fraud that rose to new heights during …
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Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money // Getty images The price of gold and the S&P 500 both reached new record highs after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's …
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From grocery cards to car repairs: How COVID-19 aid changed the way schools can help families experiencing homelessness
Justin Sullivan // Getty Images Mollie Eppers tried for years to give students experiencing homelessness prepaid grocery cards that …
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Innovative apps help teachers communicate with families in their preferred language
Shutterstock Emma Gonzalez Gutierrez has struggled to communicate with the teachers of her five children for years. She's tried to …
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Could Elon Musk help the Dogecoin cryptocurrency surge to a $1 value?
Shutterstock Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has been a fan of DOGE for some time. He first began discussing the meme coin project in …
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Import costs in these industries are keeping prices high
Avigator Fortuner // Shutterstock Inflation has cooled substantially, but Americans are still feeling the strain of sky-high …
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Top 10 US counties where women earn the most and least compared to men
IM_photo // Shutterstock Different factors can affect the gender pay gap, depending on where you live. Family economics, social …
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These countries are among the biggest gold consumers
Canva Gold has been a desirable commodity for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilization. In Rome, Julius Caesar …
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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. …

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.
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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. …
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Failed West Virginia microschool fuels state probe — and some soul-searching
The 74 In August, Kelly Romanishan thought she'd found the right school for her son — an innovative startup in a rented two-story …
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What trends are showing about the types of startups getting funding
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Ciano // Stacker // Shutterstock What kinds of startups are trending? When inflation surged …
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The number of female Certified Financial Planners grew by 13.9%. Here's a closer look at who is joining the profession—and where
Zivica Kerkez // Shutterstock The total number of Certified Financial Planners, or CFPs, in the U.S. grew by 11.5% over the last …
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Top 10 cities with the lowest and highest salaries needed to live comfortably
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock While cost of living premiums and inflation metrics capture the price increases in goods and …
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