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3 expenses people don’t consider when they buy a second home

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As with any home, the costs of a second home don’t stop at the mortgage.

There are a lot of costs associated with owning a second home, and you’re responsible for anything that comes up. You’ve probably considered the costs of property taxes and HOA fees for your second home, and factored those things into your budget when deciding how much you can afford to spend on a second home.

But, there are some expenses you may not have thought of that will apply to your second home. Here are three expenses you should consider before making the leap to a second home. 

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Spain’s Home Working Draft Bill to Make Employers Pay for Expenses | Investing News

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government has agreed with unions and business leaders to make employers cover home working expenses after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions to work from their living rooms, Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias said on Tuesday.

“It was fundamental to regulate remote working to protect the rights of workers,” Iglesias said in an interview with state-owned TV channel TVE.

The draft bill would force companies to pay for all expenses employees may have when working from home while allowing working hours flexibility and granting workers disconnection time, Iglesias said.

He did not detail the expenses employers will have to assume or what employers may have obtained in the agreement.

The draft bill still needs to be approved by the cabinet before being sent to parliament.

During the strict lockdown imposed in Spain from mid-March to late June, millions of workers had to stay at home with

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Former administrator at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham stole $230K from resident to pay for family vacations and other expenses, authorities say

A former administrator at a Massachusetts nursing home was accused this week of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly resident and using the money to pay for family vacations, home repairs and other expenses, authorities said.

Christina Polcari, the former admissions director at the Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham, was charged in connection with the scheme to steal $230,000 from the resident, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday.

Authorities claimed that from August 2018 to May 2019, Polcari spent the resident’s funds on personal expenses, including repairs to her home, restaurants, cash withdrawals and vacations for her and her family.

She is accused of using a forged signature for various promissory notes, letter and checks to cover up the theft, Healey’s office said in a statement.

The nursing home administrator left her position in May 2019 when officials at the facility found out about

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