Day: May 6, 2020

Dispatches From the Gender Gap: Work-From-Home Moms in the Time of Coronavirus

“Mommy…are you gonna go to yoga?” It was when her 11-year-old son asked her when she planned on leaving the house again, “after five treacherous days of sheltering in place with a husband and three kids,” that Roxana Orbegoso, a physician in Scottsdale, Arizona, knew the reality of the global pandemic had sunk in with her children. “‘Because, Mommy, you need to go to yoga,’ he says. And I was like, you think?”

While staying home to combat the spread of COVID-19 is something of a privilege, when so many Americans still have to go out to work, for many mothers now working from home, this has meant an increase in their responsibilities unequal to that of their husbands. In ordinary times, most working mothers who are married to men spend almost twice as much time on childcare and household chores; and the exigencies of the current crisis have not

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission



Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Local father can’t get stimulus money because of back child support

JOELTON, Tenn. (WTVF) — While millions of Americans should start seeing their COVID-19 relief check in their bank accounts this week, potentially millions of others may not able to see the money.

Parents who are behind on their child support payment can have their checks deducted or used completely depending on how much is owed. The CARES Act may have suspended back taxes or student loan debt, which would normally require garnishment of tax refunds, but back child support isn’t included. It’s specifically mentioned as subject to collect from the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), a department that collects federal and state debt.

“I need help too,” Joelton father Jeffrey Coker told NewsChannel 5. “I don’t think it’s fair that I’m not getting a stimulus check because I owe back child support.”

Coker, 35, admitted he’s fallen short by the thousands in his 14 years of child support payments, and was

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Starting an Internet Business | FTC Consumer Information

An internet business can sound like a dream: work from home, set your own hours, be your own boss. But if you’re considering buying an internet business opportunity, watch out for promises of big or guaranteed earnings. Regardless of the stories you’ve might have read or heard about college-age entrepreneurs turning into internet gazillionaires, there’s no such thing as a sure thing.

Any online business opportunity that promises guaranteed income, large returns, or a “proven system” is likely a scam. If you pay for the so-called opportunity, you’re then often asked to pay even more: for business coaching or mentoring services to guarantee or increase your business’s success. The money you spend on those extra coaching services is almost always more money down the drain.

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An internet business is just like any other business: it requires a solid business plan. Anyone who sells legitimate business opportunities should

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