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    THIS fashion expert lists the Amazon essentials you can grab that still look stylish and expensive while remaining about $50 cheaper than what you'd pay at local stores. TikTok fashion expert Maddie, who goes by the username @maddiejosephinee, recently posted a video revealing a few key items from Amazon that can affordably assist your fashion. 4TikTok fashion expert Maddie presents a few different items that feel luxury but will save anyone a few bucksCredit: TikTok / @maddiejosephinee 4Lululemon workout gear can be affordable and comfortable on Amazon according to MaddieCredit: TikTok / @maddiejosephinee At the beginning of the post, Maddie explains that this is the second part of her series on certain Amazon clothing items that really aren't that bad. Before listing the good stuff, Maddie explains, "I order a lot of stuff on Amazon from TikTok but I return about 90 percent of it." What she then shows her followers is the 10 percent that is still affordably stylish and great additions to anyone's closet. 1. Amazon's Birkenstock-like sandals Read More On FashionINFLUENCER FAVES Top 5 items in Amazon's...
    FOR those who didn’t know, Five Guys does indeed have hot dogs and they might even be as bad as you’d expect.  After all, it’s a pretty low bar to set after Buffalo Wild Wings launched a Bird Dawg, which doesn’t even include a hot dog on the bun.  2The food review pro decided to give the hot dog a try 2While he was surprised with how good it tasted, there was one problem Normally, Five Guys is known for its hamburgers and fries, as well as being notably more expensive compared with other major fast food restaurants. But food review pro “how.kev.eats,” or Kevin decided to give the hot dog a try.  The Los Angeles, California resident, who has more than 2million followers on TikTok, does taste tests from McDonald’s to Starbucks. At times, he can be a harsh critic – but at least it’s from an honest point of view. READ MORE ON FIVE GUYS DOUBLE THE VALUE I’m a money expert - how I get two burgers for half the price at Five GuysSKIP IT I worked at Five Guys – the popular $2 topping you...
    New York (CNN Business)'GREEDFLATION'Stop me if you've heard this one before: The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer. (Shocking, I know.) But a new report from the top American union group is shedding light on just how much better off the bosses in the C-Suite are versus their employees. The upshot: S&P 500 CEOs on average got a roughly 18% bump in compensation, averaging $18.3 million in 2021, according to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch Report. That's 324 times the median worker's pay at those companies. (In 2020, that ratio was 299 to 1. And in 2019, it was 264 to 1.) It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that's way more than keeping up with inflation, which clocked in at 7.1% for the year. Rank-and-file employees broadly saw wages go up about 4.7% in 2021. That'd be a solid raise in a normal year, but not when prices are climbing at their fastest clip in four decades. When adjusted for inflation, real wages among workers actually fell 2.4%. ...
    A foul-mouthed Florida judge is facing suspension without pay after telling a defendant: 'I asked you a f**king question, a**hole.'  Judge Wayne Culver of Seminole County could be out of work for 60 days following two instances where he was rude to defendants.  The motion to suspend the judge came months after the February 10, 2022, incident, where Culver angrily threatened defendant Kevin Newton, 50, with contempt of court for disrupting a proceeding.  Newton can be seen in the video entering the court late and proceeded to look in both directions for a seat and muttering: 'Everything is taken,' despite the various open spaces in the pews.  Newton's sister Sabrina told Fox 35 Orlando that there was 'blue tape on the benches, so we didn’t know where to sit because of COVID.'  However, the father-of-two lashed out: 'Sir, I'm doing something. Can you shut up and sit down?'
    VIDEO2:5002:50Biden administration to cancel debt for former students of Corinthian CollegesSquawk Box For most families looking at colleges, the price tag seems overwhelming. But things aren't always what they seem. That's because about 66% of all full-time students receive aid, which can lower the cost significantly. For example, tuition and fees plus room and board at highly selective four-year colleges average more than $74,000. However, the price families actually pay is closer to $27,000, on average, according to new research by Vanguard. At public, in-state schools, the net price that an average student pays is actually $14,360 a year — well below the average sticker price of $26,364, Vanguard found. More from Personal Finance:How to pay for college after a financial setbackWhat new graduates need to know about money and jobsThese degrees from public colleges pay more than $100,000 "When parents are anchored to these published tuition costs, it can really be discouraging," said Jonathan Kahler, a certified financial planner and author of the report. "These high prices seem impossible." In fact, most families pay a great deal less.What college...
    MORE money could be on the way for Americans as lawmakers agreed on a budget that includes up to $150 in direct payments. The package, unveiled Monday, is worth nearly $9.8billion and would benefit Oklahomans. 1The payments would go out as a tax rebateCredit: Getty The direct payments, which are set to go out in form of tax rebates, are valued at $75 per individual, or $150 for couples. A handful of states across the country have been including direct payments in budgets this year to help residents deal with inflation. Who is eligible and when would the money go out?  Assuming the bill passes, all taxpayers would qualify, according to The Oklahoman.  The checks would go out via mail in December. READ MORE ON PAYMENTSCASH IN THE AIR Stimulus payments worth up to $2,500 available to Americans - how to applyFREE MONEY Surprise $5,000 bonuses getting sent to 5,400 Americans TODAY Oklahoma’s legislature has begun hearings on the budget and plans on sending it to Governor Kevin Stitt this week.  Moreover, Mr Stitt’s negotiators were involved in discussions with top lawmakers last week. ...
    ALL veteran retirees in South Carolina may soon be excused from their state income taxes. A newly passed bill would make all military retirement income exempt from South Carolina income taxes. 1The Workforce Enhancement and Military Recognition Act awaits governor approval At the state level, the bill was passed by both the House and the Senate and it may be an incentive for veterans to relocate to their state. According to the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs, out of the 400,000 military veterans residing in South Carolina, nearly 40,000 veterans would benefit from this bill if approved. Representative Bobby Cox, co-sponsor of the bill, told News19: “35 states currently don’t tax military [retirement] income." "South Carolina will be part of that group and recruit some of those great work skills that we want to have with our veterans,” Mr Cox. Read More on TaxesMONEY CHANGE Two big changes to child tax credits and it's not good news for parentsBONUS BUCKS 'Special' tax refunds of up to $500 to be issued THIS WEEK – do you qualify? The Workforce...
    NO matter how much you prepare, retirement is quite a lifestyle change. Even the best savers can have trouble given the rising cost of living today. 1The average monthly Social Security retirement benefit is $1,665 according to the SSA Figuring out your cash flow in retirement is also a challenge. In this area, Social Security plays a big role. But, there are risks in relying on income from Social Security. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the average monthly benefit paid to retirees is just $1,665. Read more in retirementMONEY MOVES Second April SSI 'surprise' double check worth $841 sent outPAY DAY Exact date in May that COLA Social Security checks arrive for millions of Americans That comes out to under $20,000 per year. For most retirees, it would be a good idea to try and buffer that income. In a recent column, The Motley Fool has shared two tricks to help retirees. As The Motley Fool details, the two tips could provide much more income than Social Security would. Most read in MoneyGREEN DAY Couples to get...
    Inside Creative House | Istock | Getty Images You get your first job out of college. You can finally breathe a sigh of relief — you have post-grad plans! You can confidently answer that nerve-racking question: What are you doing after graduation? But as soon as you accept that job offer, the train leaves the station pretty quickly! A whole lot of big financial decisions come at you fast like getting an apartment, paying your bills and setting up a budget to make sure your math checks out. One of the most shocking things is when you get that first paycheck — and how small it really is! You knew some taxes would be taken out but most of us are unprepared for how much really comes out. "A lot of times when people accept their new job offer, they think, 'Oh my goodness,' like $40,000 a year is like winning the lottery when you've gone from making like $4,000 a year over the summer, you know?" said Sophia Bera, a financial advisor at Gen Y Planning. "And so I...
    TAX season is coming to an end and millions of Americans are getting larger tax returns than ever before. The IRS has already sent out almost 58million tax returns as people continue to file before the April 18 deadline. 1The average tax refund is over $3,000 Almost $189billion in refunds have been issued this season, and as of March 25, the average payment was $3,263, according to The Ascent. That's over $400 more than the average refund in 2021, which was $2,815. As Americans are awarded more, it also means they overpaid in taxes during the year. These higher payouts can be maximized by using them to pay off high-interest debt, increase savings accounts, or create a separate emergency savings account. Read more on taxesTAX HELP IRS is rejecting tax returns with less than two weeks until deadlineTAXING TIMES How to file an amended tax return explained Taxpayers have less than two weeks to pay back or file their tax returns. Failure to file your taxes in time could result in hundreds of dollars worth of penalties.   For instance, if...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Why do you pay so much in interest, and yet your savings account gets so little? There seems to be a big disconnect between the interest rates you pay and the interest rates you get with a deposit account. Why is that? Today, 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney has an economics lesson for you.Check a sampling of the going rates for a home mortgages posted by Bankrate.com, and even those with good credit would be offered rates pushing 5%.Look at the rates banks are paying for "savings" and rates hover around a half to 1%. The best 7 On Your Side found was 1.15%. Many brick and mortar banks are paying even less.That spread is not going unnoticed on Michael Finney's own Facebook page.Wendy says: "Banks get you coming and going." Jerry ads: "Even if rates go up, it would be so minuscule."So what is going on here?7 On Your Side asked Greg McBride. He is Chief Financial Analyst for Bankrate.com. He says comparing savings and mortgage rates is like comparing apples and oranges."Savings rates...
    A member of Ukraine’s parliament appeared on Fox News in-studio and expressed her displeasure with the global response to Russia’s invasion of her country. Led by the United States and the European Union, the international community’s response has been strong in many ways. Numerous Russian financial institutions and officials have been sanctioned. In addition, multiple countries have announced they are sending weapons to help Ukrainians defend their country. On Tuesday, Oleksandra Ustinova appeared in-studio on The Story with Martha MacCallum to “I still cannot believe this is happening in my country,” Ustinova said. “Every day we have hundreds of people dead. We have children die on the streets, in the children’s hospital, in orphanages.” She noted that Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in the 1990s in exchange for security guarantees from the U.S. and ask that the international community impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine’s airspace. “All we keep asking is, help protect our sky,” she explained. “The no-fly zone means that we can protect our civilian population. We can fight on the ground. We can fight with the...
    MORE than 175,000 teachers are set to get a major cash boost this year due to both a pay rise and $1,000 bonuses. Increased funding in Florida public schools proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis is providing for $1,000 stimulus payments to teachers for the second year in a row, as well as an increased teacher salary from $40,000 to $47,500. 1DeSantis announced his plan for this year's education budget in NovemberCredit: Getty DeSantis announced his plan for this year's education budget in November, proposing increased funding for educators and students K-12 as well as investments in new education initiatives. “By continuing to boost teacher pay, give bonuses to principals and teachers, prioritize workforce education, foster a strong civics curriculum, and replace the FSA with progress monitoring, we’re making a significant difference in the lives of our students," he said in the announcement. The Governor intends to use federal stimulus money to reward and incentivize Florida's 179,000 teachers and principals with $1,000 bonus checks during the ongoing teacher shortage worsened by the coronavirus. The one-time 1,000 payment will be available for full-time...
    WAGES for workers are rising across various states in the country this year. While the federal minimum wage isn’t $15 yet - a major campaign promise by President Joe Biden - 21 states hiked pay at the beginning of the month. 1In the begging of the month, 21 states hiked their minimum wages The federal wage is the hourly pay that all states must at minimum pay their workers. The federal minimum wage has stayed flat at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade. Some states still pay this, while others pay closer to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, multiple cities in the country including New York City, pay at least $15 an hour. Also, 70,000 federal workers will see their wages jump from $10.95 to $15 an hour on Sunday. Moreover, a report by the National Employment Law Project found a total of 81 jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage over the course of 2022. We list the minimum wage that each state pays down below. Most read in MoneyMORE MONEY Automatic new $1,400 payment can be claimed NOW after $660 boosts paid outCASHED OUT? Child tax...
    Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images The pandemic has upended millions of American lives, and for many has made them reconsider priorities around work. That's prompted many to quit jobs amid the so-called Great Resignation. In November, a record 4.5 million workers left their jobs, according to data from the Labor Department. There are also signs that people are open to shifting careers for jobs that better fit their new pandemic normal. About two-thirds of working adults said that work-life balance is more important to them than having a higher salary, according to KeyBank's 2022 financial mobility survey.   The survey also found that many Americans' priorities shifted to include more time with friends and family. "If you know a bigger paycheck is no longer your priority and spending time with family and friends is, there's probably going to be some financial ramifications," said Mitch Kime, head of consumer lending and payments at KeyBank. "That's okay." More from Invest in You:If you are quitting a job, here are some options for health insuranceHere are the top jobs in the U.S....
    AMERICAN workers are in for some extra cash in 2022. If you're in for a pay increase in the new year, you may be in line to receive the largest one year pay rise since 2008. 1Employers plan the largest wage budget bump since 2008 Employers plan to bump wage budgets by 3.9% in 2022, according to The Conference Board's Salary Increase Budget Survey. The raise is driven by the labor shortage and inflation. It will be the largest increase for workers younger than 25, including those who switched jobs in the past year. However, it may still not cover the effects of inflation for employees. The cost of goods and services jumped by 6.2% in the 12 months to October, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In perspective, those who don't receive a raise that's at least 6% will technically be earning less in real terms. Most read in moneyCASHING IN Fourth stimulus check update – Millions could be in line for $1,000 paymentsOUT OF CASH Last payment in '$3,600 stimulus check' sent in DAYS as calls...
    It was the year 1957 when Ferrari presented to the world the vehicle it had conceived to stand up to its rivals in the world of competition. Thus was born the Ferrari Testa Rossa, a model that wrote its chapter in Maranello in gold letters. Not surprisingly, with him came four consecutive victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and three Formula 1 World Championships. An iconic vehicle that even has a toy replica: Would you pay more than 93,000 euros for a mini Ferrari Testa Rossa? The project is made up of Ferrari and ‘The Little Car Company’, a company specialized in creating toy cars and, above all, replicas of mythical and iconic vehicles for the little ones in the house. The Italians have involved their Department of Design and Classic Cars in this development. Not surprisingly, the ‘Ferrari Classiche’ has been in charge of rescuing the original sketches and the Ferrari Styling Center has closely monitored all aesthetic aspects. The goal was to create a completely faithful replica of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa and, according to...
    Investing is often a longterm game. Your plans, however, may require you to move a little faster. Whether it's your next vacation or a down payment on a house, you most likely have something you want to pay for in the near future. If your goal is in the next five years, parking your cash in a standard savings accounts is a safe and liquid option, but it will offer little in the way of returns. Upgrading to a high-yield savings account can equal 10 times the return on your money and offer the same benefits. If you are able tolerate a little risk, you could deposit the money in a brokerage account and invest 5% to 10% for a chance to bulk up your returns, according to Winnie Sun, a managing partner of Sun Group Wealth Partners. Check out this video for a full breakdown of how to invest your money for 5 years to 10 years and beyond. More from Invest in You:What your FICO score means and why you should pay attentionJosh Brown: How I explain the...
    U.S. Immigration Detention Centers Remain Strongholds of COVID-19 Transmission | Opinion ‘Are you kidding me?’ Fauci responds to rightwing attacks over emails © Skye Gould/Insider Over 90% of #LGBTQ characters in kids cartoons require a fee to view them. Here's how that happened - and why it matters. Skye Gould/Insider Insider found over 90% of LGBTQ characters in children's cartoons are behind a paywall. Experts say it's because of the rise of cable, which resulted in low-income kids having less access. Still, families, shows, and distributors are trying to help kids have greater access. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Most millennials remember PBS' animated hit "Arthur," about a glasses-wearing aardvark and his animal friends and family. What they may not have seen is its spinoff, "Postcards from Buster," which aired one of the earliest LGBTQ representation moments in kids' TV. The live-action-animation hybrid, aimed at 4-to-8-year-olds, followed Arthur's best bunny friend Buster as he traveled around the world, introducing young viewers to diverse communities and the kids who lived in them. In 2005,...
    Insider found over 90% of LGBTQ characters in children's cartoons are behind a paywall.  Experts say it's because of the rise of cable, which resulted in low-income kids having less access.  Still, families, shows, and distributors are trying to help kids have greater access. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Most millennials remember PBS' animated hit "Arthur," about a glasses-wearing aardvark and his animal friends and family. What they may not have seen is its spinoff, "Postcards from Buster," which aired one of the earliest LGBTQ representation moments in kids' TV. The live-action-animation hybrid, aimed at 4-to-8-year-olds, followed Arthur's best bunny friend Buster as he traveled around the world, introducing young viewers to diverse communities and the kids who lived in them.  In 2005, "Postcards to Buster" aired "Sugartime" a 26-minute-long episode where Buster goes to Vermont to learn how maple sugar is made. He also pays a visit to a local family with two moms. "We just wanted to showcase how there are so many different kinds of kids — how they can learn something from that,'"...
    blackCAT | E+ | Getty Images If your income falls below $75,000 for 2021, there's a chance you'll end up paying no income taxes on it. On average, taxpayers in that category will have no tax liability after accounting for deductions and credits when they file their 2021 tax returns next spring, according to recent estimates from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. Those households also may get money back from the IRS. Even for taxpayers earning $75,000 to $100,000 in 2021, the average income tax rate paid will be 1.8%. More from Personal Finance:New teen investing accounts may deliver surprise tax billHow to invest smartly when inflation picks upBiden's plans may drop a tax bomb on divorcing couples "The main drivers for nonpayers are the [earned income tax credit] for lower earners and the child tax credit for families with children after accounting for the standard deduction," said Garrett Watson, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation. For 2021, the standard deduction for individual tax filers is $12,550; for married couples filing jointly, it's $25,100. While having a...
    GEMMA Bird loves treating her two children to new toys, stylish clothes and family days out - but she does all of this without breaking the bank.  The 39-year-old super-saver, who has never earned more than £25,000 a year, reveals how YOU can save on parenting essentials in the second of her six-part exclusive series with Fabulous.  5Super saver Gemma Bird shares her top parenting money-saving tipsCredit: The Sun Gemma, who lives in Billericay, Essex, with husband Adam and their kids, son Brody, eight, and two-year-old daughter Bronte, says: “You do not, I repeat DO NOT, have to spend a fortune or get into debt to treat your kids and enjoy family days out.  “I live and breathe deals. I don’t care how much money you have, people always love a bargain. I hope my tips will inspire all the Fabulous mums out there.” Gemma, who counts Stacey Solomon as a fan, says her golden rule when it comes to parenting is knowing when to say “no”.  I am always happy to say ‘no’ 5Gemma says she has no qualms...
    A central pillar of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda is his proposed tax increase on long-term capital gains, or the profit from the sale of financial assets, in order to compensate for his multitrillion-dollar spending proposals.
    March 5, 2021 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jason Falls’ Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand is out Feb. 23 via Entrepreneur Press. Pre-order your copy now via Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Bookshop. They say money is the root of all evil. It’s most certainly the root of heated topics among influencers who depend on brand collaborations for revenue. The influencer pay gap – the difference in pay between white and non-white influencers, and the similar difference in what men are paid versus women – is a powder-keg issue across the board. Influencer Lindsey Lee’s frustration with being undervalued by brands led to her developing F *** You Pay Me, a platform that allows influencers to publish reviews of brand partnerships. Since launching late last year, the site – which keeps users’ info anonymous and information on brands “locked” until at least 10 reviews of it are posted – has generated more than 500 posts as of this writing, despite still being in its...
    Britain and the US both spent seven times more on vaccine development than the EU, figures reveal - with both nations now outpacing the bloc's beleaguered rollout. The UK committed £1.67billion on Covid vaccines before it was known whether they would be effective - more than the £1.57billion the EU spent on behalf of 27 countries, with Britain spending £25.00 per capita compared to £3.51 for Brussels.  The US government spent £7.9billion in total, according to the figures from science analytics firm Airfinity, an outlay of £24.02 for each of its 330million people.  Now that the jabs have passed their trials, it is mainland Europe which is struggling to ramp up vaccinations and feuding with AstraZeneca about supplies to the continent.  In addition, Brussels did not strike a deal with Pfizer until clinical trials had been concluded - while Britain and the US had deals in place in July 2020.   The UK now ranks third in the world with 13.2 per cent of the population getting at least one dose of a vaccine, while America is fifth on 7.6 per...
    Ciao Paolo: Last farewell for Italys 1982 World Cup hero Rossi The Short Haircut That Always Looks Good on Round Faces 3 Reasons Retirement Will Cost More Than You Think Many people assume that once they retire, their living costs will go down. And while that's true to some degree, your expenses may not drop to the extent you expect them to. In fact, here are three reasons why retirement may cost you more than you imagined. © Provided by The Motley Fool 3 Reasons Retirement Will Cost More Than You Think 1. Medicare leaves lots of coverage gaps Medicare provides coverage to millions of seniors but doesn't cover everything. Original Medicare won't pay for dental care, vision exams, or hearing aids -- services seniors commonly need year after year. But these gaps aside, Medicare itself also isn't free. Part B, which covers outpatient care, charges a monthly premium ($148.50 in 2021) that enrollees have to pay. Parts D (prescription coverage) and Medicare Advantage (an alternative to original Medicare) charge their own premiums. There are also deductibles that apply...
    What is the ACIP? For a COVID vaccine to get cleared by the FDA, these 15 experts will vouch for its safety Tired of 2020 stealing your joy? 11 tech tools to help make the holidays more jolly 3 Sources of Retirement Income That Could Pay You More Than Social Security Millions of seniors rely on Social Security to stay afloat during retirement, but those benefits only go so far in paying the bills. In fact, the average senior on Social Security today collects $1,519 a month. But here are a few income sources that could actually pay you a lot more money during your senior years. © Provided by The Motley Fool 3 Sources of Retirement Income That Could Pay You More Than Social Security 1. Retirement savings The more money you save in your 401(k) or IRA, the more flexibility you'll have to take generous withdrawals during retirement. Say you manage to retire with $750,000. That's a lot of money, but a manageable goal if you save consistently throughout your career. If you follow the 4% rule...
    New York school shutdown angers parents as gyms, bars stay open CDC urges against Thanksgiving travel Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/23 SLIDES © mixetto / Getty Images Earning extra money on the side can be easy when you know what types of opportunities to look for. Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal. Some side jobs pay so well that you...
    The tax reform legislation originally introduced in Congress as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is widely considered one of President Donald Trump’s most important legislative achievements.
    Its time for the Greatest Sports Week In History The Best Taco Spot To Try In Every State, So You Never Have to Be Without Your Fave Food Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Evan El-Amin/shutterstock 'The Rich Are Different from You and Me' Make no mistake: Taxation in the United States is an uneven playing field. And recent changes in American tax law have tilted it even further toward wealthy taxpayers. Many billionaires famously pay less in taxes as a percentage of their income than middle-class people. (President Donald Trump, whose net worth is estimated to be around $2 billion, is reported to have paid nothing in many...
    Opinion: IOC can no longer ignore Chinas human rights abuses in run-up to 2022 Beijing Olympics 5 ways to get your kids to wear face coverings Buying your first home may cost more than you think. Heres what to expect Despite the coroanvirus pandemic, home sales are up.  If you were thinking of taking advantage of low mortgage rates yourself, first make sure you know what you can afford.  "When we first decide to purchase a home, we get really excited about that ideal home," said Winnie Sun, co-founder and managing director of Irvine, California-based Sun Group Wealth Partners and a member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council. "But what you want to do is also reel back and sort of start [with] the basics and figure out how much home you can realistically afford," she added. "Not just today, but also in the future." © Provided by CNBC Initial costs include a down payment, closing costs and moving fees. Yet there are also other factors to consider, such as how much it will cost you to start up and maintain...
    Delmaine Donson If you need extra income, you might check out some freelance work. Unemployment levels are high, and the extra $600 in weekly federal jobless benefits is set to run out the end of July. But the good news is that finding some extra work may be easier. Companies often to turn to freelancers as a more economical solution to regular staff, according to job-search website FlexJobs.com.  More from Invest in You:Not a saver? Learn these skills and end your year with a nice stash'I wasted so much money...' Millennials want Gen Z to learn from their mistakesIf you need cash, try these less-obvious sources Keep in mind, though, some states are looking to reshape labor laws so that more independent contractors are considered employees — sparking a backlash among freelancers who fear this could impact their ability to get work. Flexible positions are especially available in computer and IT, administrative and support services, and project management. FlexJobs lists a number of freelance positions with hourly rates that, according to compensation software and data company PayScale, can often top $18. These seven...
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