When you’re looking to be friendlier to the environment, you may be worried about how you can go green without wrecking your budget. After all, disposable cups, plates, straws, and other non-recyclable materials are often cheaper than their eco-friendly counterparts. Fortunately, you can set yourself in the right direction toward reducing your carbon footprint without spending more than you can afford. Here are a few simple ways you can be more eco-friendly every day without breaking the bank.
When you’re looking to change careers, getting started in a new field is intimidating. You don’t have the same experience as others who have been working in the industries you’re interested in, and you may not have the financial means to go back to college. Fortunately, there are some careers that are high-paying and not too difficult to shift into if you’ve been looking to change up your game at work. Here are five jobs that are high-paying and great for career changers looking to spice up their wages and job security.
Looking for a job after college was hard before but now, with the COVID-19 pandemic leaving millions of Americans out of work, it might feel downright impossible. In 2016, the Washington D.C. metro area was the third best city for tech, but since the pandemic, there are 271,000 fewer jobs in the area than there were in June 2019.
Many people believe investing is for those who have a lot of extra cash and a lot of free time on their hands. But that’s not the case. If you’re able to cover your basic living expenses and have enough money set aside in your emergency fund, you have enough cash to consider dipping your toes in the investment pool.
Scammers and thieves thrive in times of panic, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created fertile ground for fraud. According to PR Newswire, cases of identity theft have already risen since March when the COVID-19 crisis began taking root across the country. In just 2017, the median loss for health care fraud offenses was over $1 million.
Times are tough for everyone right now but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! COVID-19 has left millions of people without jobs and the immediate future certainly looks bleak. However, with some proper planning, determination, and hard work, you can ensure that your family is financially secure for many years to come.