Old-School Money Advice You Shouldn’t Follow Anymore

Laveta Brigham

If you don’t know much about money, you don’t have to look far for advice. You can always learn from personal finance articles, books and videos or from money-savvy friends and family. Although there’s no short supply of guidance, money rules can shift over time. For that matter, some old-school […]

‘My employer broke the furlough rules’

Laveta Brigham

“Initially I didn’t know how to feel, but it only took about five or ten minutes’ worth of research to realise that no, you definitely couldn’t work in any capacity.” Steve (not his real name) is 27 and works in manufacturing in County Durham. His employer told him that he […]

Administration seeking to roll back tech company protections

Laveta Brigham

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department proposed Wednesday that Congress roll back long-held legal protections for online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, putting down a legislative marker in President Donald Trump’s drive against the social media giants. The proposed changes would strip some of the bedrock protections that […]

Black Trans Lives Matter, Too

Laveta Brigham

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 13: Thousands march during a Transgender Resistance Vigil + March from Franklin Park Playstead to Nubian Square in Boston’s Roxbury on June 13, 2020. 2020 Boston pride was scheduled for June 13, but was cancelled due to coronavirus. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty […]

Here’s how to get the most out of your virtual internship

Laveta Brigham

While some employers have been canceling their summer internships, many have moved online. But these virtual internships come with a new set of challenges for interns. Instead of impromptu brainstorming with colleagues and morning meetings with managers, interns face isolation, lack of camaraderie, and no in-person lunches with coworkers, making […]

How Mike Bloomberg can help Joe Biden

Laveta Brigham

Michael Bloomberg came and went quickly in the 2020 presidential campaign. He entered the race last November, spent $1 billion on staff and ads, rose briefly in the polls, then quit on March 4, after Joe Biden’s unexpected surge. Bloomberg has been mostly quiet since. But the publishing titan and […]

Job losses continue, suburbs appealing to homebuyers

Laveta Brigham

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL: — Target’s $15 per hour starting wage for its hourly workers kicks […]

Low Fees and High APYs From This Online Bank

Laveta Brigham

When it comes to banking, most of us are just looking for something convenient and free… but it’s that much better when your checking account can actually help you earn money, too. If you’re willing to move to a digital-first banking system — that is, one where your account is […]