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4 clever methods to boost your wealth in 2020 by working a regular 9 to 5 job

Sometimes, 9 to 5 jobs get a bad wrap. We are told that to build serious wealth, we need to start our own business or hustle 24/7. But, that’s just not true.

Your 9 to 5 job offers all the components to build wealth. Wealth is built through a relatively simple equation, and it looks like this:

Wealth = Income + Investments – Lifestyle

Our income can come from any source, like our regular 9 to 5 job, starting a business, odd jobs, or side hustles that we do over the weekend.

To build wealth using our 9 to 5 job, we are going to focus on four primary money techniques: increasing our salary, building our emergency fund, investing as much as possible, and controlling our lifestyle.

Increase our salary

For most of us, our salaries are how we earn money. And naturally, the more money that we earn, the

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‘We working moms feel your pain, Kellyanne. It’s a shame that you never felt ours”

Dear Kellyanne Conway:

The news of your decision to leave your position as senior adviser to President Trump to focus on your children during this relentlessly stressful time resonated with me in a deep and personal way. Now, there may be other reasons — “focus on my family” is the great catch-all departure phrase as you well know — but I’m going to take you at your word. Why would you lie?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brutalized so many, but it’s been particularly hard on working mothers, hasn’t it? With everyone home 24/7, the demands on your time, even when you are clearly working, are endless. And don’t get me started on the way the refrigerator seems to empty itself, and no one seems to understand how a dishwasher works except you.

Let me congratulate you, by the way, on your decision to ignore your boss’ incessant demands that schools

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Working from home? Your home and contents insurance might be invalid

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Millions of workers forced to work where they live may find their home and contents insurance no longer covers them from next week. 

Currently, the Association of British Insurers, a trade body, states: “If you are an office-based worker and are working from home as a result of the pandemic, your home insurance cover will not be affected. You do not need to contact your insurer to update your documents or extend your cover.”

However, the ABI will review this guidance on Sept 1, which may leave homeworkers unprotected as some homes and contents policies are designed only for “home or domestic use” and not for work.

Jimmy Williams, of insurer Urban Jungle, advised those working from home to make sure their home and contents policies cover them.

“Some insurers aren’t being very flexible and are insisting that domestic policies don’t cover incidents if people are working from

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College students working as contact tracers try to keep pandemic in check on campuses

The coronavirus pandemic has added unexpected learning opportunities to the agendas of hundreds of college students in recent months: fast lessons in contact tracing.

That was the case for Suyash Gupta, a senior at Texas A&M University. After his summer internship was canceled because of the pandemic, he emailed a former professor, Angela Clendenin, to ask whether there were coronavirus-related projects he could help with. That led to his role as a case investigator at the new Texas A&M COVID Operations and Investigations Center, a joint initiative between the university and the Brazos County Health Department to track the local spread of the virus.

Gupta is just one of thousands of college students across the country who are certified to help with the crucial task of contact tracing. Since May, more than 4,000 U.S. college students have completed Johns Hopkins University’s online contact-tracing course, according to Coursera Inc., which works

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8 helpful Chrome extensions to improve working from home

8 helpful Chrome extensions to improve working from home
8 helpful Chrome extensions to improve working from home

On one hand working from home is truly awesome. Your commute is however far it is from your bed to your laptop, you don’t have to deal face-to-face with annoying colleagues, you can make your own homemade, healthy snacks, and yes, you can work in your pajamas.

On the other hand, working from home turns your cozy sanctuary into an extension of your workplace, and it can be hard to switch off the way you normally would when you leave a physical place.

While there are some things you can do to mitigate this, like finding a place to work that’s not where you play, being strict with cut off times to stop working, and making sure you take regular breaks, there are also some other hacks that we think can help your work-from-home process. These come in the form of

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I’m confused about whether I should eat before exercising or not. Will working out ‘fasted’ in the morning help me lose fat?

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Whether you eat a meal, snack, or nothing at all before working out is down to personal preference.
Whether you eat a meal, snack, or nothing at all before working out is down to personal preference.

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  • When it comes to fat loss, studies show that whether you eat before a morning workout or not is irrelevant — what matters is staying in a calorie deficit overall.

  • Having some food before exercise might give you more energy to work harder and thus expend more energy.

  • Ultimately it’s personal preference — there’s no one best routine for everyone, and training “fasted” doesn’t speed up fat loss.

  • If you decide to eat before working out, registered dietitian Shana Spence recommends you aim to eat some protein and carbs, and give yourself time to digest.

  • Read more Working It Out here.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Dear Rachel,

I’m trying to lose fat and like working out in the morning, but am confused

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Coronavirus child care pinch in U.S. poses threat to economic gains of working women

By Jonnelle Marte and Rachel Dissell

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Most days, Zora Pannell works from her dining room table, sitting in front of her computer, turning off the video on Zoom calls to nurse her one-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Pannell has balanced working from home and caring for her daughter and son Timothy, aged 2, since March when she started a new job as a manager for a language services company the same week that Ohio issued a “stay at home” order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Working from home is an exhausting daily juggle but she’s more worried about being told it’s time to return to the office. Her husband cannot watch the children during the day because he has a job at a local steel mill and the couple have been unable to find a daycare center they deemed safe and affordable close to their Shaker Heights

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These online courses help you become better at working from home

These online courses help you become better at working from home
These online courses help you become better at working from home

TL;DR: Prepare for any future transitions with the 2020 Work From Anywhere Hacker Bundle for $29.99, an 84% savings as of July 31.

As work and home life continue to meld, it can be difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive, and keep your mental health in check — especially since the COVID-19 pandemic won’t seem to let up.

But here’s the thing. Successfully working from home really just takes a few essential skills: self-motivation, communication, collaboration, and time-management. Easier said than done, right? If you need a bit of a push in the right direction, this 2020 Work From Anywhere Hacker Bundle can help you ace the work from home lifestyle and develop the skills you need to thrive as a remote worker.

The course collection comes from Cudoo.com, a comprehensive and practical lifestyle e-learning platform with more than

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Almost 10 million could be left without valid home insurance if they keep working from home

Millions of Britons planning to continue working from home should contact their insurance provider or risk having their home insurance be invalidated after 1 August, when the government relaxes rules on employees working from home: Getty Images
Millions of Britons planning to continue working from home should contact their insurance provider or risk having their home insurance be invalidated after 1 August, when the government relaxes rules on employees working from home: Getty Images

Millions of Britons are at risk of invalidating their home insurance if they choose to continue working from home after 1 August, when the UK government will further ease lockdown rules to encourage people to return to the office.

Some 26 per cent of people plan to continue working from home on a permanent or semi-permanent basis as the coronavirus lockdown lifts, but seven in 10 are unaware they may need to inform their insurance provider of their change in circumstance, research has found.

This amounts to 9.7 million people whose home insurance may be affected after 1 August.

In addition, over half of customers are confused about how working from home could

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How to Request a Flexible Schedule if You’re a Working Parent

No matter how old we are or how long we’ve been working, we all have questions when it comes to careers—from how to respond to a rejection letter to learning to say no when a role isn’t a good fit. That’s where Career Counselor comes in. In this weekly series, we connect with experts to answer all of your work-related questions. Because while we don’t all have the luxury of a career coach, we still deserve to grow in our careers.

While some companies in the U.S. are starting to require their employees to come back to the office, many working parents don’t have the ability to go back to their in-person work routines because childcare centers and schools are still close or partly re-opening. Rather, they need (and deserve) a flexible schedule to help them achieve a feasible work-life balance.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80.3%

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