Explain These 3 Consumer Benefits in the SECURE Act

As reported earlier in this blog, Congress approved a new law to improve the retirement security of U.S. workers just

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Localizing the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses

With Coronavirus spreading across the U.S. and around the world, the pandemic could have serious economic implications over the next

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Passive Investment for Journalists

What is Passive Investing? The first step in understanding passive investing, is to understand active investing. Active investing is the

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Get your story on the map: 3 online mapping tools

Maps are so common that we forget the value and wealth of information they provide. Location on the planet and

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Covering the economic impact of school closures

As schools across the United States and around the world temporarily close in response to COVID-19, it could have a

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Covering Small Business Is Really Different from Large Companies

Once you’ve been writing about large companies—the mainstay of so many publications—you may think that all business journalism is the

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A Big Story Awaits You in the IRS Form 990

IRS Form 990 can be a great place to find stories, provided you know what to look for. Yael Grauer

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Develop a Specialty Outside of Journalism

For years, on the occasional request for advice from someone who wanted to get into reporting, I suggested to major

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4 Technology Terms Journalists Need to Know

In our ever-advancing technological world, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of terminology. Understanding these words and phrases

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Help Your Readers Protect Themselves from “E-Skimming”—the Latest Consumer Cybercrime 

What do the recent arrests of three hackers in Indonesia have to do with U.S. consumers? Plenty. The three thieves

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Tips on How to Approach Financial Journalism

I’ve mentioned before the advantages for reporting of having knowledge of a functional silo within business. (The deeper, the better,

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Help Your Low- and Moderate-Income Readers with These Valuable Tax Tips for 2020

The first rule of saving money, financial experts will agree, is not to leave it on the table. But substantial

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How to Track Down (Almost) Anyone’s Email

Whether you’re pitching a freelance story to a new-to-you editor or contacting sources to schedule interviews, you lean heavily on email.

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There’s Still Time for Your Readers to Save on 2019 Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted into law in December 2017 introduced the most far-reaching changes in the

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Nothing Like a Global Health Crisis to Focus Attention on Investing Basics

As reported on businessjournalism in mid-February, the coronavirus outbreak in China has begun to affect retail markets  in the United

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Covering the Growing Popularity of CBD Products

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) legalized the cultivation of hemp and the sale of hemp

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How to Include Seniors in Trending Stories

By 2030, people 65 years and older will make up 12% of the world population, according to the U.S. Census

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How Much Does the Apple Card Protect User’s Privacy?

In August, Apple rolled out its first credit card marketed as protecting user privacy. The company stated that it will

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Ways to Approach SNAP Locally

Income inequality and food insecurity have been a long-standing issue not only for the campaign trail, but for many Americans.

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Localizing the Economic Impact of Coronavirus

The recent coronavirus outbreak has obviously impacted Chinese businesses, as factories remain closed and offices encourage employees to work from home. Experts

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Funding for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Minority founders are still less likely to receive venture funding, reports RateMyInvestor. Photo of $100 bills fanned out by Alexander

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