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Georgia House aims to ease health insurance costs on schools

Feb. 01, 2023 18:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — House budget writers in Georgia want to shift $100 million into the state employee health plan to reduce the sting of health insurance premium increases for public school districts. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday included that change as it voted to...

Millennial Money: 6 ways to move out of your parents’ house

Jan. 31, 2023 09:11 AM EST

Nearly a quarter of millennials (22%) are living with their parents, and more than half of those living with them (55%) made the move in 2022, according to a December survey from PropertyManagement.com. Many said they’re back home due to high rent, money concerns or job losses —...

American Express launches products for small businesses

Jan. 31, 2023 08:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is launching a suite of financial service products for small businesses as it aims build up its presence in the small business sector. The services, called Business Blueprint, stem from the credit card giant's acquisition of fintech Kabbage in 2020....

In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

Jan. 27, 2023 08:13 AM EST

Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt. Relief came from a source he wasn’t expecting: his partner, Ginna Lambert, who had come into a small inheritance. She suggested “investing” part...

Millennial Money: Rekindle fizzling financial resolutions

Jan. 24, 2023 08:48 AM EST

Save more, spend less and pay off debt are popular New Year’s resolutions — and perhaps the ones most likely to fall by the wayside a few weeks into the year when reality sets in and expenses derail plans. But an early-in-the-year setback, like paying your health insurance deductible or the...

Walz proposes $300M to aid Minnesota public safety agencies

Jan. 23, 2023 18:18 PM EST

ROSEVILLE, Minn., (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rolled out more pieces of his budget Monday, calling for $300 million to support public safety agencies across the state, over $1 billion to expand affordable housing, and allowing more residents to buy into the MinnesotaCare health plan for the...

Millennial Money: 4 expenses for parents to rethink in 2023

Jan. 17, 2023 08:59 AM EST

When inflation rises, child care expenses do, too. If you’re a parent, you may be hoping to get a little financial relief during the upcoming tax season through deductions or credits. But since there have been recent reductions to both of the child tax credits, you may not get as much back as you...

Kimberly Palmer: How to tackle holiday debt in January

Jan. 16, 2023 07:02 AM EST

After years of being in debt, Rachel Kramer Bussel came to a realization: “If I don’t become proactive about it, I will be in debt for the rest of my life.” For Bussel, a freelance writer near Atlantic City, New Jersey, that meant scaling back spending and putting any available money toward...

Fight over Kansas budget surplus: How much gets socked away?

Jan. 12, 2023 18:18 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature are headed toward big fights over spending on special education programs, pay raises for government workers and how much the cash-flush state should sock away for worse economic times. ...

How a data nerd approaches DIY home improvement projects

Jan. 11, 2023 10:56 AM EST

I started 2021 by buying an 1885 hulk of a home, sight unseen, with visions of restoring its earlier grandeur. In almost two years, I’ve restored three of many rooms and tackled multiple smaller projects, by myself. Do-it-yourself home improvements can save a lot of money, but...