Unemployment Benefits Explained: Terms, Definitions and More

Since the start of the pandemic, mass unemployment has rocked the nation. To help mitigate the damage, two economic stimulus packages allotted unprecedented sums of money to create new benefits programs that assist people who are out of work. Millions…

I Paid Off $12K Debt in 12 Weeks. Here’s Exactly What I Did

My 2020 New Year’s resolution was to become debt-free. But we all know what happened next. COVID-19. Just to be clear, I’ve been lucky during the pandemic. I’ve kept my job. I haven’t gotten sick. I haven’t lost income. I…

Wondering What to Do With Overripe Pears? Try These 11 Recipes

Few things compare to the deliciously sweet taste of a perfectly ripe pear. But what happens when they’re past that point of ripeness? You know — when they start to form brown spots and become mushy and unappealing. Don’t throw…

How to Avoid a Prepayment Penalty When Paying Off a Loan

Look at you, so responsible. You received a financial windfall — stimulus check, tax refund, work bonus, inheritance, whatever — and you’re using it to pay off one of your debts years ahead of schedule. Good for you! Except… make…

How to Build a Photo Scanning and Digitizing Side Gig

As simple as it sounds — and actually is — most people are overwhelmed by the thought of taking hundreds or even thousands of photos and organizing them into searchable, digital files. Then there are the videos filmed on various…

The Best Time to Buy a TV, Mattress and More: Here’s Your Guide

Some purchases are tough to plan: car repairs, patches for a leaky roof, a working furnace right before the big snowstorm hits. But more often than not, you can plan ahead for life’s necessities — and some non-necessities, too. Before…

Looking for Cheap Plants? Here’s How to Be a Frugal Green Thumb

It’s a good time to be a plant. The plant industry is expected to grow by $29 billion over the next four years, as we turn to greenery for everything from decor to therapy, according to a report from the…

Chipotle to Hold Nationwide Hiring Event to Fill 15K New Jobs

Chipotle is kicking off the new year with a nationwide hiring blitz. With hundreds of new restaurants in the works, the fast-casual Mexican food chain plans to fill 15,000 new openings, according to the hiring announcement. To make headway on…