• Illinois could pay off up to $40,000 of your student loans to help you buy a house

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement If you live in Illinois and have outstanding student loans, the state could pay off some of your debt to help you buy a house.
    The SmartBuy program, offered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, helps anyone who wants to buy a home in Illinois by paying off up to $40,000 in student debt, or a loan amount equal to 15% of the home purchase price. According to the Chicago Tribune , between the start of the program in December and early April, it has paid off an average of $24,100 in student debt for each buyer, and people from outside the state have even been...
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  • Real-estate investors are already circling homes in the Texas border town where Elon Musk said there would be 'several thousand' jobs

    Real-estate investors are already circling homes in the Texas border town where Elon Musk said there would be 'several thousand' jobs

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Elon Musk shone a spotlight on Brownsville, Texas, last week - and real-estate investors answered the call.
    The city in the state's southernmost tip, which sits on the US-Mexico border, is home to one of the SpaceX's rocket-production facilities.
    The tech billionaire, who founded SpaceX in 2002, announced via Twitter on March 30 that he was donating $30 million to revitalize the city's downtown and improve the schools in Cameron County, where Brownsville is.
    Musk then tweeted : "Please consider moving to Starbase or greater Brownsville/South Padre area in Texas &...
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  • This map shows the highest-paying job in every state

    This map shows the highest-paying job in every state

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Doctors make a lot of money across the United States.
    Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program (previously called the Occupational Employment Statistics program), we found the job in each state with the highest average annual salary as of May 2020, the latest available data. For our calculations, we considered jobs employing at least 1,000 people in the state for which the BLS reported annual mean salaries. That is, there could be higher-paying jobs in the state but with fewer people employed.
    Medical jobs...
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