• Lavish off-sites, $7,000 'perks allowances,' and free housecleaning: Businesses are devising new ways to make WFH actually work

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement If you're one of the millions of lucky Americans who recently won the privilege to permanently work from home, you're probably overwhelmingly grateful for the flexibility you now enjoy. I certainly am. Because I'm no longer tethered to an office, my wife and I were able to move away from San Francisco, save on rent, skip what would have been a four-hours-a-day commute in Bay Area traffic hell, and adopt an outrageously adorable puppy I can walk five times a day. I go for days, sometimes weeks, without putting on makeup, and I'm reclaiming years of my life that I...
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  • 4 straightforward strategies a millennial used to pay off $25,000 of student loans in 10 months

    4 straightforward strategies a millennial used to pay off $25,000 of student loans in 10 months

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement For many of us, student loan debt may feel like a ball and chain that we drag around for years on end.
    That's how Ashley Patrick felt about her $25,000 in student loans. When her husband lost his job and the couple was unable to quickly pay back a loan they'd borrowed against their 401 to remodel their house, they ended up owing the IRS thousands - and they never wanted to be in that position again.
    "The fear of another job loss and never wanting to be in that position again was our motivator," says Patrick, 36, who is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the...
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  • Biden has been assessing the legality of canceling $50,000 in student debt for millions of Americans. After several months, there's still no word

    Biden has been assessing the legality of canceling $50,000 in student debt for millions of Americans. After several months, there's still no word

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Imagine getting your student debt canceled. President Joe Biden campaigned on it, vowing that he would "immediately" wipe out thousands of dollars in debt for every borrower if he was elected.
    Six months in, though, the White House is still reviewing the legality of doing that.
    Early in his term, Biden asked the Education and Justice Departments to review his legal authority to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower by executive order. The $50,000 figure wasn't his idea; Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigned on canceling that amount, while Biden said he'd wipe out a...
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