That could change next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on businesses and employees across Wisconsin.
While most states rely heavily on three sources of taxes, many of the lowest-tax states for residents generate tax revenue in ways that do not financially burden those residents in a direct way.
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2020 will go down in history for many things, but one thing it won’t be recognized for: being the easiest year to buy a first home. This year’s super-low mortgage…
With some 30 million people across the U.S. under- or unemployed, right now may not be the best time to leave the workforce, go from a dual- to single-income household or attempt to negotiate a change in responsibilities. Finding day care is always hard, but in the pandemic it has become impossible for many. One estimate suggests that without significant government investment, and soon, 40% of day care centers will be forced to close, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Demographic data show that dog owners are more likely to be married, which has been linked to better health. They’re more likely to have the physical space for a dog, which means they might have a higher income level. But even after adjusting for those and other confounding factors, evidence of a benefit appears to remain in the data, says Kazi. “After reviewing the literature, it’s my conclusion that there is very likely some effect from having a dog,” he says.
Homeownership is becoming less and less attainable due to rising home prices. But while the cost of homeownership is high, renters often face an even heavier financial burden.
Amid record-breaking unemployment numbers resulting from COVID-19, millions of Americans are struggling to make their mortgage payments in 2020.
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Despite decades of record-setting home sales, owning a home has become increasingly difficult for the average worker. Mortgage interest rates are historically low, yet hourly earnings have failed to keep pace with rising housing costs
Q: Is it possible for you to refer me to a mortgage lender? I’m a single woman who would like to refinance the condominium I’ve lived in for the past 15 years. I have excellent credit. My monthly income seems to be a little shy of what lenders are looking for, by about $200 per month. My mortgage payment history is excellent.
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Laura Whitmore couldn't talk about her miscarriage for a year, when she suffered one in September 2018.
It has been 17 years since we first began our column sharing our poverty relief efforts in our communities. It has been over 30 years since we…
Columnist Sal Dimiceli shares the story of a mother of five who is pushed into homelessness after losing her job because of the coronavirus pandemic.