Dynamics of employing household help during COVID-19 quarantine

I've attached two separate articles about the very first-world questions about the relationship between employer and housekeeper who doesn't live in during the COVID-19 isolation. First, I found this op/ed an excellent reminder to look at decisions from all sides, not just from the perspective of personal convenience, or even need. In my case, I … Continue reading Dynamics of employing household help during COVID-19 quarantine

FreshDirect co-founder sees more changes than just new customers

New Yorkers were told early on that anyone over 70 or with pre-existing risks or conditions should confine themselves to their homes without even going out for groceries or to the drug store. That meant even senior hours at the grocery store once a week were not good enough for self-protection. Fairway and others have … Continue reading FreshDirect co-founder sees more changes than just new customers

Cheap and Good Food on $4/Day

Note that this book is available free in PDF format in both English and Spanish. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/05/05/how-to-eat-on-4-a-day-according-to-the-author-who-wrote-the-book-on-snap-cooking/?itid=hp_hp-top-table-low_life-1%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans How to eat on $4 a day, according to the author who wrote the book on SNAP cooking By Emily HeilMay 5 at 9:00 AM Add to list(Workman Publishing Company/Jordan Matter) Many people can’t imagine feeding themselves on $4 a day. … Continue reading Cheap and Good Food on $4/Day

$350 million being returned to small business loan pool — (YAY!)

Selected paragraphs from this article. Big universities, others to return $350M of PPP loans: coronavirus briefing Apr. 23, 2020 6:53 PM ET|By: Liz Kiesche, SA News Editor Harvard University, Stanford University and Princeton University are sending back loans they obtained through the Payroll Protection Program meant for small businesses, President Trump said at the White … Continue reading $350 million being returned to small business loan pool — (YAY!)

How long will it take for NYC to get back to its version of normal?

This article breaks my heart. Credit...Juan Arredondo for The New York Times ‘I Don’t Think the New York That We Left Will Be Back for Some Years’ The features that made the city’s economy distinctive — Broadway, restaurants and museums — were hard hit and will take the longest to come back. By J. David Goodman … Continue reading How long will it take for NYC to get back to its version of normal?

How long will your savings last?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/23/opinion/emergency-savings-coronavirus.html?searchResultPosition=1 How long would it take you to save for an emergency like the coronavirus? If you’re rich, it would take about two months to save enough to cover four weeks of expenses. If your household makes somewhere between $70,000 and $99,999, you can save that much in seven to eight months. An average household of … Continue reading How long will your savings last?

Bidets the rage now that tp is scarce

Bravo to those with the space to install a second feature to their bathrooms -- much less the cash for buying and installing one. For those who look at the prospect and groan, consider the bidet attachments that fit between the toilet seat and the porcelain throne. Not luxurious by any stretch but the cost … Continue reading Bidets the rage now that tp is scarce