Tacoma, Washington, is the newest U.S. metropolis to roll out a guaranteed income pilot program; it’s known as GRIT, or Growing Resilience in Tacoma. In December, the metropolis initiated a 12 months of payouts of $500 per thirty days to 110 folks residing in lower-income zip codes, single-parent households, and with family budgets of lower than $52,000 (which is about ...

In 2021, the world got a glimpse of the impacts of local weather change, from excessive warmth waves on the West coast of the U.S. to unprecedented flooding in New York Metropolis. However the world additionally noticed an elevated response: extra funding went to firms engaged on local weather options than in any earlier 12 months. As of early December, ...

Possibly you’ve been laid off or furloughed. Maybe you might be a part of the Nice Resignation and are launching your personal enterprise. One other chance: You’re spending greater than you’d budgeted on account of larger costs for all the things from meals to gasoline. No matter why you’re cash-strapped in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, you possibly can ...

Editor’s Be aware: Every week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will provide candid, sensible, and generally shocking recommendation to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a query, write to Webb at [email protected] Q. We’re long-term buyers. Considered one of my corporations is doing amazingly nicely and has reached unicorn standing. It simply raised a ...

In California, a legislation permits prosecutors to advocate incarcerated people for launch if that particular person obtained a very extreme sentence, or has proven that they’ve rehabilitated themselves whereas in jail. Now, 50 people who’re launched below that legislation will be a part of a check: What happens if in addition they get direct cash help—$2,750 unfold out over three ...

For the final six months, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works with individuals experiencing homelessness tried a easy experiment: If it gave some individuals a small primary earnings of $500 a month, how a lot may it assist? The nonprofit, known as Miracle Messages, pairs unhoused individuals with volunteer “buddies” who make weekly calls and texts and provide help. (The ...

Regardless of their glitz and glamour, the seven-figure cash prizes dangled by greater than a dozen states over the previous few months have seemingly failed to spice up COVID-19 vaccination numbers in significant methods. Latest knowledge from these states suggests the carnival of lotteries hasn’t had the impact that policymakers had been hoping for: Many states noticed instant spikes in ...

In California, a household who misplaced somebody to gun violence or an individual experiencing home abuse might obtain compensation from the state—cash that might assist cowl the funeral bills, fund their relocation to someplace secure, or go towards psychological well being providers. In actuality, although, the state’s sufferer compensation fund is supplied as a “last resort,” and bureaucratic purple tape ...

A 3rd of working Individuals have medical debt. And about half of that group has defaulted on medical loans. Even for the insured, deductibles and out-of-pocket bills are going up—whereas hospitals are inflating bills in a value battle with insurance coverage firms. And when folks can’t pay, many hospitals sue or ship bills to debt collectors. It’s the horrible actuality ...

BuzzFeed, king of viral quizzes and meme-stuffed listicles, is testing a brand new strategy to gamify its content material manufacturing. The web site, based in 2006, earned web fame for its trending leisure and celeb information, clicky headlines, and library of unscientific quizzes promising to disclose such truths as your Harry Potter doppelganger predicted out of your favourite dessert meals, ...