Unexpected Ways to Enter the Housing Market

With the effects of the coronavirus and nationwide lockdowns still taking a toll on the economy, becoming a homeowner in 2021 is exceptionally difficult. The housing price boom of 2020 has continued into 2021 with home prices up an astonishing 23%. The idyllic American Dream of owning a home with a picket fence is seemingly out of reach for a huge number of US citizens who simply cannot afford the outrageous prices that even the oldest, dilapidated homes are going for across the United States.… [Read more]

How Can I Conduct a Home Energy Audit by Myself?

The average family spends about $2000 on energy every year. Nearly a third of this cost is associated with heating the house. This presents an opportunity to save money by first carrying out a home energy audit.

It seems that most audits will identify energy savings of at least 10 percent. That equates to just over one month’s energy consumption for free!… [Read more]

Some Delivery Drivers Do Not Receive a Basic Living Wage

Delivery drivers have been one of the cornerstones of the nation throughout the pandemic as they have been responsible for getting food to the vulnerable who could not leave their homes, as well as delivering takeout food and all items bought online to members of the public. With that in mind, it’s disappointing to hear that there are many delivery drivers currently working who are not earning a basic living wage. … [Read more]

Ways You Can Make Rent and Get By When States End Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for just about everyone in one way or another. Whether it was the lack of social interaction or working for a company that was forced to shut its doors due to a lack of sales, it has been a struggle, to say the least. Luckily, while the response wasn’t perfect, the United States government stepped in to assist those who were hit the most during the pandemic with a couple of checks to help us along and extra support for those who have been without a job during this difficult time.… [Read more]

Why National Criminal Background Checks Should be Done for New Hires

One of the most significant commitments that a government entity or a business can make will come when they hire a new team member. If you hire a new employee, you will want to be assured that you are getting someone that is experienced and can contribute right away. At the same time, you will want to make sure that the addition of the new team member does not come with any safety or security risks.[Read more]

How has the Pandemic Affected Mental Health?

The Covid-19 pandemic has ripped its way through the world over the past year and a half. That has led to governments enforcing lockdowns to stop the spread. This legislation has slowed the virus down but being locked inside has had some serious effects on people’s mental health. This article will explore some of the ways that the pandemic has affected mental health.… [Read more]

Thinking Through the Thinkable: Issues the Pandemic has Made Clearer

For nearly every global citizen, the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered life as we know it. Yet despite all its downfalls, the pandemic has also served as an unlikely catalyst towards a brighter future. As we work towards building our so-called “new normal,” in fact, opportunities to improve modern life can be found in abundance.

In the wake of COVID-19, policymakers around the world were suddenly forced to contend with the harsh realities associated with our current societal systems, en masse.… [Read more]

Getting Your Message Across in the Political Arena, On and Offline

During your political campaign, you want your message to reach as many potential constituents as possible. Depending on your finances and resources, you may be leaning towards spreading that message on or offline. However, there is indeed in utilizing both methods.

Online and offline campaigns both have their benefits and disadvantages. Here are some ways using both avenues can help you optimize your ability to spread your political message.… [Read more]

The Expat Struggle: What You Need to Know Before Moving Abroad

For many of us, the idea of pulling up stakes and starting a whole new life in another country feels like a dream come true. It’s the kind of adventure people write books about. It’s the stuff of award-winning cinema.

But for many of us, it’s also reality. The glorious fact is that life as an expat isn’t only for trust fund babies and self-made billionaires with money to burn.… [Read more]

How To Get Ahead in Your Political Pursuit

Politics plays a crucial role in society. Its importance makes people like you want to get involved. The problem is, being a successful politician takes skill and resources. Since it can be difficult to make it in the political field, the process might be intimidating, especially for newcomers.

If you’re hoping to get into politics, you have to go in prepared.… [Read more]