Day: June 29, 2020

Some homeowners struggled to pay PACE improvement loans. The coronavirus made it harder

It wasn’t until the work was done that Marcelino and Josefina Rodriguez said they learned the truth.

They had been signed up for a roughly $45,000 PACE home improvement loan at nearly 10% interest — even though they said a woman working with the contractor told them their new roof and water heater would be free through a government program.

The Rodriguezes contacted the authorities, but the nearly $4,500 annual bill came due anyway — a financial hit for the household of four who scraped by on less than $30,000 each year as garment workers paid by the piece.

If they didn’t pay, Marcelino, 67, and Josefina, 64, could lose the Pacoima home they’ve owned since 2001, one that provided them and their sons stability after years of bouncing from rental to rental. So to get by, they started selling food and one of their sons said he exhausted his

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Most Expensive Baseball Stadiums

The average cost for two tickets to a baseball game — and a couple of beers and dogs to complete the experience — is over $100 this season. Not that it’s mattered so far, as spring training was canceled before it really had a chance to kick off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Opening day was also postponed for two weeks, but now that we’ve exceeded that timeline, MLB fans are left wondering if there will be a baseball season at all.

Nevertheless, GOBankingRates compiled cost data from every MLB stadium, crunching the numbers on what it costs for two people to attend a game at each stadium, including parking and the cost of two beers and two hot dogs. After all, hardcore fans will have to start budgeting now so they can get right back in the thick of it if we do see a late version of the

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