Day: August 21, 2020

Even the Fed wants you to get another coronavirus stimulus check

America’s central bank wants Congress to get its act together and give you more financial relief from the coronavirus.

Here’s how the Federal Reserve says it, in Fedspeak: “Additional fiscal aid would likely be important for supporting vulnerable families, and thus the economy more broadly, in the period ahead.” That’s in the notes released this week from the Fed’s latest policy meeting.

debit cards) to help relieve financial pain from the coronavirus and stimulate the ailing economy.” data-reactid=”34″Both Republicans and Democrats say they want to give Americans another round of $1,200 “stimulus checks” (and direct deposits and debit cards) to help relieve financial pain from the coronavirus and stimulate the ailing economy.

But the money is caught up in a dispute over broader COVID-19 assistance, including the boosted unemployment benefits that came to a halt at the end of last month. But both Houses of Congress have now

Read More

‘Make a Plan and Don’t Get Discouraged’ Megan Rapinoe and Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Staying Sane in 2020

100 years ago this month, after a brutal, decades-long battle, the ratification of the 19th Amendment made it illegal to deny women the right to vote.

“I do not believe that giving the woman the ballot is immediately going to cure all the ills of life,” the Black poet and abolitionist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper said at the 1866 National Women’s Rights Convention. She didn’t live to see the amendment passed—but she was right.

Ahead of her online exhibit celebrating the voting centennial at the California museum, California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom sat down with soccer icon and fair pay activist Megan Rapinoe to talk to Glamour about how far women have come since winning the right to vote in 1920, and how far we have to go. Their open and bracing conversation touches on white feminism, beauty, contract negotiation, and why—in November and beyond—you need to have a

Read More

Online coding bootcamp Lambda School just raised $74 million, even as it loses the ability to offer its controversial income share agreements in California

Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School 

<p class=Lambda School

” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/biYXpjrO4k7zgRvdx8srvw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTUyOC43NQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/EN/business_insider_articles_888/b9432352509f7c2d18c001d6c59674b6″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/biYXpjrO4k7zgRvdx8srvw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTUyOC43NQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/EN/business_insider_articles_888/b9432352509f7c2d18c001d6c59674b6″/

Austen Allred, CEO and co-founder of Lambda School
  • The online coding bootcamp Lambda School announced a $74 million Series C round of funding, TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden first reported Friday. 

  • Lambda School has also received approval to operate from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), over a year after being fined and ordered to shut down by that agency.

  • While Lambda School has been approved to operate, it cannot offer income share agreements to new California students.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Lambda School, an online coding bootcamp known for a financial model where students don’t have to pay until they find a job, just announced a $74 million Series C round of funding on the heels of approval to continue operating in California — with a catch. 

Lambda School, headquartered in San Francisco, was built on the promise of

Read More

How millennials and Gen Z are using TikTok to learn about personal finance

Millennials and Gen Z are not only turning to TikTok for entertainment, they are also using it to educate themselves about personal finance.

Here are some of the personal finance TikTokers that are taking the platform by storm.

For more like this, follow TMRW on Instagram at @tmrwxtoday.

Humphrey Yang

Humphrey Yang (Courtesy of Humphrey Yang)
Humphrey Yang (Courtesy of Humphrey Yang)

Humphrey Yang has been using his passion for personal finance to create TikToks that break down concepts like budgeting and investing.

The 32-year-old former financial advisor said he has always really enjoyed watching personal finance videos on YouTube and was inspired to create his own.

He decided to try his hand at TikTok as well after he noticed there weren’t many personal finance creators on the platform. He has amassed more than 865,000 followers thus far, and said he never expected the reaction he’s received.

“I didn’t think that that many people would be

Read More

Coronavirus forces STA Travel UK out of business, leaving travellers chasing refunds

Sta Travel has told customers to accept future travel vouchers: Getty Images
Sta Travel has told customers to accept future travel vouchers: Getty Images

STA Travel UK has gone out of business, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said, in news that will leave thousands of customers chasing refunds.

It is the latest travel business to shut down after global tourism ground to a halt as a result of coronavirus. The company employed around 500 staff in 50 high street branches and its central London headquarters.

The long-established agency – whose initials are derived from its original parent company, Student Travel Australia – specialised in cheap air fares and adventure tours for young people

When restrictions started coming into effect in March, many trips were cut short – or did not begin. Long-stay trips to distant destinations, which was the mainstay of STA Travel, have since been impossible to undertake.

On Thursday, Qantas said that it would not operate intercontinental flights to

Read More

How To Set Up A Home School Environment That Works For Your Kid

Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here's how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)
Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here’s how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)

Last spring, when 55 million U.S. students were flung into remote learning, everyone just kind of did the best they could. Parents took meetings in their beds; teachers led Zoom calls from their cars, and kids were just kind of plopped down wherever some relatively quiet space was available for them. 

But now, as millions of students head into another (potentially much longer) round of remote learning, experts say it’s time to be more deliberate in how we set up children’s space. 

“In the spring it felt short-term. It felt like, if we can just get through the next few months then summer is coming,” said Kylie Roth, vice president of research with the design brand 

Read More

Is the economy about to head backwards?

subscribe today.

At this point it’s clear we haven’t seen a true V-shaped recovery from the economic damage wrought by COVID-19. But is the economy about to start heading back in the wrong direction?

” data-reactid=”12″Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.

At this point it’s clear we haven’t seen a true V-shaped recovery from the economic damage wrought by COVID-19. But is the economy about to start heading back in the wrong direction?

1.1 million, after dropping to 963,000 the previous week. And while the total number of people receiving state unemployment benefits actually dropped below 15 million on Thursday for the first time since April, some economists see dark

Read More

Another Online Taste Of The Race Coming Soon

here and use coupon code UNICEF for a 10-percent savings.” data-reactid=”14″Update: Another virtual wine tasting with Adobe Road Winery to explore The Racing Series is scheduled for August 26th at 5pm PDT (8pm EST). This will again be hosted by Mark Greene of Cars Yeah! and feature many of the same special guests, including one of our favorites, Lyn St James. The article below was written based on our experience in the first virtual wine tasting. … Read More

The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages. 

<p class=Getty Images/ Maskot

” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/KVN_nEsGpm9L1iynDPfX8Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MC40OTQ3MzY4NDIxMDUz/https://media.zenfs.com/EN/business_insider_articles_888/5761b16095fcd89e2264bd2d050b3f51″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/KVN_nEsGpm9L1iynDPfX8Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MC40OTQ3MzY4NDIxMDUz/https://media.zenfs.com/EN/business_insider_articles_888/5761b16095fcd89e2264bd2d050b3f51″/

Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages.
  • If you’re unemployed, or are self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, learning how to code could help your career.

  • According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding.

  • Tech company HackerRank polled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary.

  • From C++ and Python to Ruby and Perl, here are the top 15 coding languages associated with the highest salaries worldwide, along with online courses to learn them.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

More than 1.1 million people filed for unemployment last week, per the Labor Department’s most recent report. This blew past economists’ predictions of jobless claims under

Read More

What the heck is happening with Apple, Google, and Fortnite?: Tech Support

Welcome to Tech Support, a segment where I, Dan Howley, serve as your intrepid guide through the sometimes confusing, often frustrating, world of personal technology.

Here, I answer all of your most pressing questions about the various gizmos, gadgets, and services you use in your everyday life.

@danielhowley or email me at dhowley@yahoofinance.com.” data-reactid=”22″Have a question of your own? Reach me on Twitter at @danielhowley or email me at dhowley@yahoofinance.com.

Now, on to your questions. This week’s dilemma:

Epic Games’ incredibly-popular “Fortnite” on your Apple (AAPL) or Android (GOOG, GOOGL) smartphone or tablet, you’ve hit a wall. ” data-reactid=”25″Chances are if you or your kids have tried to download or update Epic Games’ incredibly-popular “Fortnite” on your Apple (AAPL)

Read More