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What is the ‘1 Percent Spending Rule,’ And How Can it Help You?

Do you compulsively spend and then regret it later? Does it seem like you can never catch up on your credit card bills and you’re never building your savings account the way that you intend to? Financial experts have a solution, and it’s being dubbed “the 1 percent rule.” For people that are always seemingly … Continue reading “What is the ‘1 Percent Spending Rule,’ And How Can it Help You?”

As the Minimum Wage Moves Higher, Some Employees Earn Less

Employers these days are faced with difficult decisions. To attract workers, they may need to increase the minimum pay rate they offer. In other cases, state laws are hiking the minimum wage. For employers, this typically means taking a hit to cash flow and profitability. To compensate, many employers are reducing hours for workers or … Continue reading “As the Minimum Wage Moves Higher, Some Employees Earn Less”

Google Delays Ban on Tracking Cookies Until 2023

Google has now delayed its plan to block third-party tracking cookies from its Chrome browser until sometime in late 2023. Marketers and advertisers are breathing a sigh of relief at the unexpected reprieve. Major ad tech stocks showed up immediately after the delay was announced. Cookies are the small piece of code used on websites … Continue reading “Google Delays Ban on Tracking Cookies Until 2023”

Normalizing Labor Market Proves Governors Were Right to Cut Off Unneeded Benefits

When Republican governors cut off federal unemployment benefits to residents who were all too happy to stay home, collect money, and ignore the prevalent worker shortage, far-left activists said it would hurt the economy. Not surprisingly, those activists have been proven wrong. Economies in states controlled by GOP governors are normalizing and the unemployment rate … Continue reading “Normalizing Labor Market Proves Governors Were Right to Cut Off Unneeded Benefits”

Is The NCAA About To Go Pro After Supreme Court Decision?

The U.S. Supreme Court handed college athletes a unanimous decision that opens the door for players to gain increased compensation. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the 9-0 majority opinion and Justice Brett Kavanaugh publishing a stinging sidebar in which the high court struck down a National Collegiate Athletic Association policy that limits player benefits. At least … Continue reading “Is The NCAA About To Go Pro After Supreme Court Decision?”

Facebook and Alibaba Post Better Financials Than Amazon

A new report is shedding a new light on Amazon’s financials, revealing more surprises about other players in the tech field in the process. As it turns out, Amazon is not at the tippy-top as many might have believed. The 2021 Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands report ranked Amazon as the world’s most valuable brand … Continue reading “Facebook and Alibaba Post Better Financials Than Amazon”

36 Million Americans Will Start Receiving Monthly Checks from the Government

The largest-ever child tax credit is coming to families in the US in the form of monthly payments. The American Rescue Plan also increased the maximum child tax credit to $3,600 for children less than six years of age and $3,000 for children age 6-17. Eligible families will receive $300 a month for children under … Continue reading “36 Million Americans Will Start Receiving Monthly Checks from the Government”

Consumer Prices Rose 5% in May — Here’s What That Means

Is your cost of living a little more now than it was weeks and months ago? It’s not because you’re buying more products, it’s because certain goods are becoming more expensive. In May 2021, the Consumer Price Index for U.S. goods increased by more than 5 percent from a year earlier. It’s a sharp increase … Continue reading “Consumer Prices Rose 5% in May — Here’s What That Means”

Federal Reserve Revised its Inflation Forecast to 3.4%

Are we in the middle of an inflationary cycle or just an adjustment phase? That’s the question investors are trying to answer. The Federal Reserve announcement on June 16th is sending somewhat mixed messages. The Fed had hinted this may be more situational than foundational and described inflation on several occasions as transitory. Yet, the … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Revised its Inflation Forecast to 3.4%”

More People Than Ever Are Quitting Their Jobs, But Why?

Coronavirus lockdown measures have brought us economic straights in parts of this country like we have not seen since the Great Depression. But as businesses begin to get back to work, it looks as if we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. What we would typically look for in our efforts … Continue reading “More People Than Ever Are Quitting Their Jobs, But Why?”

Biden, G-7 Leaders Call for 15 Percent Global Corporate Tax

President Joe Biden made his first big overseas trip recently when he joined other world leaders and allies for the G7 Summit. As you may already know, the G7 is a group of nations that consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and, of course, the United States. There were many headlines … Continue reading “Biden, G-7 Leaders Call for 15 Percent Global Corporate Tax”

Digital Currency Troubles: Has the NFT Bubble Burst Already?

In recent years, the advent of digital currency and blockchain technology has dominated the conversation about finance. Despite this, a lot of confusion remains as to how this technology works, and how any investment into it can be productive. However, some are saying that it may already too late., Before many people even understood what … Continue reading “Digital Currency Troubles: Has the NFT Bubble Burst Already?”

Long-Term Unemployment is At Last Declining

Though the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report is still showing modest gains (about 560,000 jobs were added in May), there is some really good news to report on the jobs front: long-term unemployment is finally falling. In fact, May marked the second straight month where this metric decreased, a sign that layoffs are finally waning … Continue reading “Long-Term Unemployment is At Last Declining”

What Net Worth Do You Really Need to Feel Financially Comfortable?

Your net worth is essentially a measure of your wealth. It’s calculated by totaling the sum of all of your assets and then subtracting any debt or other obligations from it. We’ll get into more of how to go about calculating your net worth later on in this post. If there’s one silver lining that’s … Continue reading “What Net Worth Do You Really Need to Feel Financially Comfortable?”

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve is Going “Woke” Now

Imagine what would happen to you if you lent out money you don’t have and charged interest on it. You would be buried beneath a prison and that would be it. But your bank can do it because it is owned by your betters, your masters, and your owners. Do try to remember that. But … Continue reading “Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve is Going “Woke” Now”

Budgeting Tips in a Post-Pandemic Economy

We’ve been talking about it for a while now in this space — America is well on its way back from the pandemic-induced recession. COVID-19 cases are decreasing as the vaccination rate has accelerated, unemployment is falling and there’s strong demand for a variety of services and products. And as the country truly busts out … Continue reading “Budgeting Tips in a Post-Pandemic Economy”

We Have to Look at Biden’s 39.6% Top Tax Rate (and Who it Would Impact)

Earning less than $400,000 a year? You might recall then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s promise during the election cycle that you’d be spared from any tax increase under his plan. Making more than $400,000? Then, all bets are off. The good news is that about 95 percent of Americans — an overwhelming majority — do not … Continue reading “We Have to Look at Biden’s 39.6% Top Tax Rate (and Who it Would Impact)”


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