Online university Nexford will use $8M to plug affordability and relevance gaps in education

U.S.-based online university platform has raised $8 million in a Series A round co-led by New Markets Venture Partners and Learn Capital, two prominent edtech venture capital firms in the U.S. that have invested in Pathstream, Udemy and Coursera. New Markets Venture Partners general partner Jason Palmer and Learn Capital managing partner Greg Mauro will … Read more

Kansas City mayor says housing plan would boost supply, affordability. Critics disagree

No new apartment complexes seeking taxpayer-funded incentives have been proposed in Kansas City for 18 months, since the city required developers to make more units affordable in exchange for tax breaks. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas’ proposed solution is to relax those private sector requirements, while also increasing the pool of taxpayer dollars available to … Read more

Worried your retirement savings will run out? These 5 states offer both adventure and affordability

After working for decades, retirement should be all about relaxing and getting some well-earned peace and quiet. But with interest rates and inflation both rising and the stock market tumbling, you may be wondering if you’ll be able to afford that peaceful life you’ve been working for. Without an income, you’ll have to rely on … Read more

Gas tax break not currently on table as Liberals battle affordability problems

OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the government is more focused on stabilizing oil prices by increasing supply than it is on trying to cut prices by offering Canadians a temporary reprieve from the federal gas tax. His comments come as U.S. President Joe Biden is musing about slashing the federal gas tax … Read more