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California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

After a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the policies put in place to protect homeowners and renters are coming to an end, and this fall could see a wave of foreclosures and evictions as a result. From early on in the pandemic, policymakers enacted measures to protect renters and homeowners […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

11.8% Of California Residents Live In Poverty

11.8% Of California Residents Live In Poverty

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government has pumped unprecedented amounts of financial relief to American households to stave off potential economic disaster. From the expansions of social safety net programs like unemployment insurance and food stamps to multiple rounds of direct payments, Congress’s multiple relief packages over the last year have helped put many […]

27.6% of California Adults Have High Cholesterol, 15th Fewest in U.S.

27.6% of California Adults Have High Cholesterol, 15th Fewest in U.S.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, much attention has been paid to the ways the risk levels for severe illness or death from the virus interacts with other health conditions. Age is one of the most significant risk factors, but COVID-19 is also particularly damaging for individuals who are obese or have preexisting heart […]

California Homeowners Pay 21.9% More Than Renters, 6th Most In U.S.

California Homeowners Pay 21.9% More Than Renters, 6th Most In U.S.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit America and sent people fleeing from small apartments in the biggest cities, it immediately propelled rent and home prices in opposite directions. However, despite quickly escalating home prices, there are still many places across the country where the typical monthly mortgage payment is on par or below market rent, offering […]

California Is the 3rd Worst State To Mine Crypto

California Is the 3rd Worst State To Mine Crypto

Cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) refers to digital currencies that can be used to buy regular goods and services. But instead of relying on paper money or banks to complete transactions, cryptocurrencies make use of a decentralized online ledger to verify transactions. Cryptocurrencies can be bought through exchanges using traditional currencies or they can be earned through […]

California Residents Have 6th Most Credit Card Debt in U.S.

California Residents Have 6th Most Credit Card Debt in U.S.

By Mike LaFirenza Credit card debt in the U.S. had been on the rise for eight straight years until the COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent relief efforts suddenly reversed the trend. The combination of a severe slowdown in consumer spending, a suspension of student loan payments, moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures, multiple stimulus checks, and advanced payments […]

California’s Economy Is 20th Most Dependent On Agriculture

California’s Economy Is 20th Most Dependent On Agriculture

The past few years have been challenging ones for the agriculture industry. The threat of global climate change has continued to produce warmer temperatures and more extreme weather events that threaten crops and livestock, and this summer, the U.S. is currently experiencing serious drought in some of its key agricultural regions in California, the upper […]

California Produces 6th Most Wind Energy

California Produces 6th Most Wind Energy

“Meteoric” is one way to describe wind energy’s rise to the top of America’s renewable energy industry. Amid repeated calls from scientists and activists to undertake measures to curb global warming, lawmakers, politicians, and the energy industry have responded. Foremost in that effort is the call for carbon-free energy production via alternative energy sources like […]

California Residents Pay 15th Lowest Electric Bills

California Residents Pay 15th Lowest Electric Bills

Summer brings with it two certainties: rising temperatures and rising electric bills. In 2020, renters and homeowners spent more time in their residences amid pandemic closures and companies shifting to work-from-home models. Homes and apartments that were previously dormant during work hours were suddenly filled with people working and kids attending online school. Amid this […]

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