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Past articles by Ben:

The best 15 cities in the U.S. to work from home

As remote work becomes more popular, many workers will have much more flexibility to relocate. Here are the best cities to work from home. → Read More

Washington town offering $300 a month in wooden money to help residents during coronavirus

A town of 1,800 people in Washington state is printing its own money on pieces of wood to help residents weather the coronavirus recession. Here's how it works. → Read More

White job are applicants 2.5 times more likely to get hired, Northwestern study finds

Hiring discrimination is a major problem in America's workplaces, and a study suggests that it gets worse in later stages of the hiring process. Here's how. → Read More

The pandemic could be a financial 'knock-out blow,' expert warns: Here's how to protect your future

Many Americans are worried the pandemic has hurt their ability to retire. Here's how to protect your retirement plans if you've experienced a loss of income. → Read More

4 million stimulus checks are arriving as debit cards, and some people mistake them for a scam

Many Americans have received their coronavirus stimulus payments as checks or via direct deposit. About 4 million people who haven't gotten their money yet will receive prepaid cards. → Read More

Lobster tails at $4.99, and 5 other supermarket deals you can find now due to coronavirus

Prices for many grocery items have spiked as the coronavirus pandemic upends food supply chains, but some items can now be found at supermarkets for good prices. → Read More

Why prices went way up in April for most eggs but not for cage-free or organic eggs

In April, the cost of eggs at the grocery store shot up as demand skyrocketed. However, prices for specialty eggs, like cage-free eggs, stayed consistent. Here's why. → Read More

7 US cities where rent has kept rising or remained steady despite the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has brought down rental prices nationwide and especially in certain metro areas. Here are 7 big cities where rents have either risen or stayed flat. → Read More

The 10 big US cities where rent is down most because of the coronavirus

Coronavirus hit the U.S. as the housing market started to pick up in the spring, putting a damper on seasonal price increases. Here are 10 big cities where rent has gone down most. → Read More

8 in-demand jobs for the postcoronavirus economy that can pay as much as $136,000

Experts expect these jobs will be in-demand and pay well in a postcoronavirus economy. From nurses to developers, here are eight to look for as the country recovers from the pandemic. → Read More

6 reasons why you might not have received your stimulus check yet — and what you can do about it

More than 80 million Americans received coronavirus stimulus payments when direct deposits were made last week. If you haven't gotten your money yet, this may be why. → Read More

Coronavirus canceled my honeymoon and I had no travel insurance — here's how I got my money back

One couple recounts the steps taken to receive a refund on honeymoon plans in Scotland after coronavirus caused travel cancellations. → Read More

Pet adoptions are up — here's what you should know before you adopt

People are adopting pets in greater numbers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what you need to know before getting a companion for your quarantine. → Read More

80 million people could receive a coronavirus stimulus check this week — track yours here

The first coronavirus stimulus payments have arrived in taxpayers' accounts, but some may have to wait months to receive theirs. A new IRS tool lets you track your check. → Read More

Stimulus checks are starting to go out — here's when you could get yours

The first coronavirus stimulus payments are expected to go out this week but could take up to five months. Direct deposit tax refunds will likely get you your money faster. → Read More

How to buy or make a face mask, now that the CDC suggests you wear one in public

The CDC recommends everyone wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what you need to know about buying, making, and wearing a mask. → Read More

Creative ways to get hard-to-find supplies like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and face masks

The coronavirus pandemic is making hand sanitizer, face masks, and toilet paper, difficult to find. Here are some unexpected, creative ways to get these essential items. → Read More

Here's what renters need to know about paying during the coronavirus outbreak

Many Americans rent their home, and coronavirus-related job losses may make it hard to pay April's rent. Here's what protections states and cities are putting into place. → Read More

Here's how you may be protected if you can't pay next month's rent

More than a third of Americans rent their homes, and coronavirus-related job and income losses around the country will make it hard for many to pay rent on April 1. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Tax day has been moved to July — here's what you need to know

Americans will have until July to file taxes amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. Here's how to prepare. → Read More