10 Genius Budgeting Apps for People Who Hate Math (or Really Anyone)

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Photo credit: katie buckleitner

From Cosmopolitan

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re not saving up for that big Europe trip anymore. Still, it’s a good idea to get a budget started for when life gets back to normal, whatever that means for 2020.

Whether you’re making cash from your couch, or searching for coins in said couch, you’re going to need a place to organize it all and make sure it’s not going directly to online shopping and takeout.

Maybe you need a nudge to cancel that subscription you literally never watch, or need to figure out finances with your S.O.—there’s an app for both of those things. For all your financial planning needs, these are the best budgeting apps for tracking your cash flow in both directions.

1. If You’re a Budgeting Beginner


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Photo credit: Mint

Free on iTunes and Google Play

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Hoboken Warns People About Gatherings And Gyms Amid Coronavirus

HOBOKEN, NJ — After noting Tuesday that the city of Hoboken had gotten confirmation of 12 new coronavirus cases since Friday, Mayor Ravi Bhalla said on Wednesday that the city had confirmed six more cases the following day: “all between the ages of 25 and 45, and several were related to situations where residents attended social gatherings that took place during the July 4 weekend both within Hoboken and in areas across New Jersey.”

Bhalla has been encouraging residents who may have been exposed to the virus get a test 5 to 7 days after exposure for maximum accuracy. Thus, those exposed on July 4 weekend would be more likely to get positive test results over the past week. Bhalla has said that contact tracing and interviews with the Health Department helps determine where people have been.

The new numberes bring the total cases confirmed in the mile-square city to

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16 Real People Affected By the Coronavirus Give Their Best Financial Advice

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken over the world. As of March 30, 2020, there were more than 770,000 cases and nearly 37,000 deaths reported worldwide. It has affected the young and old alike and turned daily life in nearly every country into a surreal nightmare.

From a financial point of view alone, it’s an extremely uncertain and stressful time. Millions of people are unable to work and yet still must pay rent, car payments, student loan debt and more. Buying groceries and other essentials has become a challenge for many, too, and not just because there isn’t enough toilet paper to go around.

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t ways of getting through this pandemic. GOBankingRates spoke with 16 people around the world who have been affected by the coronavirus, from job losses to life-threatening health concerns, and asked them for their best financial advice. Learn what … Read More

Young people partying in Miami Beach despite COVID-19 threat

Florida’s record-setting spike in COVID-19 cases hasn’t stopped visitors from partying in Miami Beach, which its mayor, Dan Gelber, calls “the epicenter of the epicenter.” 

While the fact that Miami is a tourist hot spot is typically a positive, it’s exactly the opposite at a time when the city has more than 69,000 cases, the most of any Florida county and more than twice as much as neighboring Broward, the next on the list, according to USA TODAY data.

Florida has recorded more than 77,000 cases in the last week alone and over 300,000 in all. The state – all on its own – has more infections than the United Kingdom or Spain, reports The Tallahassee Democrat, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Still, crowds continue to gather on the ever-popular Ocean Drive and on party boats, often promoted on Eventbrite, according to Gelber.

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, a resident of

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Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil’s Amazon people

Amajari (Brasil) (AFP) – In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma — remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral rites.

Lucita Sanoma lost her two-month-old baby to suspected coronavirus on May 25. The boy was buried, without her knowledge, 300 kilometers (185 miles) from her village.

The infant died in hospital in Boa Vista, capital of the northwestern state of Roraima.

The burial followed government health guidelines that run counter to Yanomami culture, which dictates that the deceased must be cremated.

The authorities “have to understand and respect the cultural issue,” indigenous leader Mauricio Yekuana told AFP, outraged at the suffering of the young mother and three other women with similar experiences.

As part of the Yanomami’s funerary rites, the remains are displayed

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Pritzker’s $56 Million For ‘Fair Tax’ Values Politics Over People

CHICAGO — Back when Gov. J.B. Pritzker was secretly spending taxpayer cash on private charter flights to China to buy personal protective gear as the coronavirus crisis hit Illinois, some people would ask to poke the billionaire for not kicking in the kind of cash he spent to get elected — $171 million of his own money — to help people struggling under his stay-at-home order.

At the time, that didn’t seem fair. Pritzker did donate $4 million to the Illinois COVID-19 Response fund. Even a billionaire doesn’t deserve to be criticized for not donating enough of his own money to help people during unprecedented pandemic.

But I changed my mind about that after seeing a campaign finance disclosure filed late Friday — the start of the July 4th holiday weekend — that showed the Hyatt Hotel heir peeled off $51 million of his inherited fortune to fund a marketing

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2 people were caught on camera vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural in California, calling it ‘a leftist lie’

Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.
Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.

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  • A man and woman were filmed on Saturday vandalizing a freshly painted Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California.

  • The pair also said they are “sick of this narrative” of racism and police brutality, adding, “It’s a leftist lie.”

  • Justin Gomez, who spearheaded the effort to create the mural, said he decided to do so after fliers promoting white supremacy began making the rounds in the Bay Area city.

  • “I wasn’t surprised that it was vandalized, but I was surprised by how brazen they were,” he said of the vandals.

  • Police are investigating the case with Chief Manjit Sappal saying that “the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Police in Northern California are looking for

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L.A. falls far short of COVID-19 promise to house 15,000 homeless people in hotels

Wendy Brown enters her room at the Cadillac Hotel in Venice on June 1 as part of Project Roomkey. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)</span>
Wendy Brown enters her room at the Cadillac Hotel in Venice on June 1 as part of Project Roomkey. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

An ambitious Los Angeles County plan to lease hotel and motel rooms for 15,000 medically vulnerable homeless people is falling far short of its goal and may never provide rooms for more than a third of the intended population.

Project Roomkey has given safe haven to thousands of those it has housed. But as it enters its fourth month, negotiators have secured only 3,601 rooms. That’s only a fourth of the number needed to house all those who are eligible.

As a result, homeless officials are now changing course, saying they will continue working to find permanent housing for all those eligible, whether they first move into hotel rooms or remain on the street.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is scheduled to submit a plan to

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What rich people are buying during coronavirus. Hint: It’s not toilet paper

Miss Diamond Ring founder Michelle Demaree has been regularly selling hefty engagement rings despite the COVID-19 pandemic. <span class="copyright">(Michelle Demaree)</span>
Miss Diamond Ring founder Michelle Demaree has been regularly selling hefty engagement rings despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Michelle Demaree)

A few weeks after much of the U.S. went into a shutdown because of the coronavirus, Peter Webster, cofounder and president of New York jewelry company Roberto Coin, got a call from a client who was seeking a 25th-anniversary gift for his wife.

In accordance with his client’s budget, Webster sent off a 120-carat diamond necklace, priced at $1.5 million, for consideration.

“That will buy a lot of forgiveness,” Webster said with a laugh a few weeks ago. “We’re seeing quite a few sales in the $50,000-to-$100,000 range. People have this pent-up frustration. They can’t go on their world trip so they will buy jewelry. There’s much more movement than I thought there was going to be.”

Wealthy people are generally still rich despite COVID-19, which has caused economic havoc and

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‘People queued for a hour to enter’

The dust has settled after the first day of trading for non-essential shops in England since the coronavirus lockdown almost three months ago.

Bargain hunters and spendthrifts alike descended on the High Streets, with some retailers seeing long queues and others reporting a quiet start to trading.

So what was it like for the people staffing and running those shops?

Neeraj Chadda, who manages a Currys PC World megastore in London, says he loved being back.

He hadn’t put a suit on to turn up to work in weeks. “I was just happy doing that today,” he said.

And he wasn’t the only one who was pleased that the shop at Staples Corner was able to open its doors again.

Mr Chadda said people were queuing for about an hour to enter the store, which could only allow a maximum of 67 customers in at a time to facilitate social

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