Maria Wood

A journalist and writer for over 20 years, Maria Wood has reported on such diverse topics as the

nursing profession, commercial real estate, local politics and legal issues in her home state of

New Jersey. In the business realm, she has written extensively about the lodging industry,

annuities, financial/retirement planning, edtech, and marketing.

She served as the editor of Real Estate New Jersey, a magazine focused on the commercial real

estate industry in New Jersey, as well as the managing editor of Retirement Advisor, a

publication for financial planners. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching baseball.

She is on LinkedIn and can be followed on Twitter.

Lastest Stories by Maria Wood

Because COVID-19 is an airborne virus, schools across the country temporarily shuttered or taught remotely to stop the spread of the respiratory illness. Even after schools opened, many schools...
Conventional financial wisdom says to buy a home with no less than a 20% down payment. But with soaring home prices in the hot pandemic years, many Americans, especially younger people, feel...
The first historical reference to the Russian state was in 862, when it was known as Kievan Rus and ruled by Oleg of Novgorod. Since then, the country has fended off Mongol invaders, fought world...
Most people probably don’t realize it, but history might be practically in their backyard or just around the corner. Many towns and cities around the country are home not only to historical sites...
From the mid-20th century into the early 21st, America’s love affair with the automobile kept a car manufacturer (General Motors) and an oil company (Exxon) in the top five spots among the biggest...
It’s not hard to see what makes sandwiches so popular. Whether hot or cold, sandwiches are usually quick to make and always satisfying. They can make a full dinner, a working lunch, or a fast...
Much debate has centered around income inequality in the U.S. and the amount of wealth owned by the top 1%. According to statistics from the Federal Reserve, as of the fourth quarter of 2021, the top...
Having a famous relative doesn’t hurt when you’re trying to make it in a competitive business like music or the movies — but while it may get your foot in the door, you’ll have to prove...
Born in London, Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) went on to become the greatest – and wealthiest – silent film star of his generation. Today, several of his movies, including “Modern...
The average annual expenditure for different consumer units  in the U.S. added up to $61,334, or $5,111.20 a month in 2020, according to the most recent Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau...
Just like the price of gas and milk, home values have skyrocketed in recent years. And nowhere is the price hike more pronounced than in the country’s major metropolitan areas, where home prices...
Bacon and eggs is a classic American breakfast. We wake up many mornings craving the salty tang of bacon and the comforting taste of eggs. But if you have ventured to a grocery store lately, you have...
Nineteen states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. Could there be more “lighting up” in the coming years? Currently, several states such as Ohio...
We all require a certain amount of money each month to pay for normal living expenses, and in recent months, that number has gotten a lot higher. Whether at the pump or the grocery store, Americans...
Every 10 years, the US Census survey, the US logs each person’s personal income. More than just a number, personal income gives a snapshot of the nation’s living standard and quality of life. The...