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July 03, 2015
Why a Gym Membership is Usually a Bad Investment
Two-thirds of gym members don't actually go to the gym to work out. So why keep throwing that money away every month?
June 19, 2015
7 States On the Verge of Marijuana Legalization
Washington and Colorado have acted as trailblazers in marijuana legalization, but others are lining up behind them.
June 18, 2015
How Giving the Rich Everything Hurts the Economy
A new study released by the International Monetary Fund says that the best way to spur economic growth is to invest in low-income families.
June 04, 2015
3 Ways to Make Money in the Face of Rising Interest Rates
When the U.S. central bank makes changes to its interest rates, it has a trickle-down affect on most people. Here's how to make sure you're at an advantage.
June 01, 2015
Why the U.S. Economy Is Weaker Than Everyone Thought
The news is out -- the economy contracted to start the year. What exactly happened, and can we fix it?
May 27, 2015
How Obesity Causes Big Problems For the Economy
A recent study has found that the annual cost of obesity is higher than previously thought, and outlines the complex reasons why the disease is so difficult to combat.
May 25, 2015
Climate Change: It’s an Expensive National Security Threat
Funding America's military will only get more difficult and expensive with environmental changes to come.
May 22, 2015
Why the Class of 2015 Is In For a Very Rude Awakening
Surveys show that recent graduates are optimistic — perhaps too optimistic — about where they're going after school. Time for a reality check?
May 20, 2015
5 Companies Taking a Stand For a Living Wage
These 5 companies believe their workers should earn a livable wage.
May 18, 2015
3 Things You Should Know About Koch-Brand Conservatism as 2016 Nears
The Koch Brothers are immensely important figures in American business and politics. What exactly is it that makes them tick, and what are their end goals?
May 15, 2015
Why Invest in Stocks When You Can Buy a Case of Wine?
If the worst happens, you can always drink it, right?
May 14, 2015
How America’s Middle Class Dug Its Own Grave
As hard as it may be to accept, many of the economic woes Americans are experiencing can be traced back to their own actions -- or inaction.
May 10, 2015
6 Ways Single People Get Screwed Over Financially
Since the 1950s, the number of legally single individuals in the U.S. has increased dramatically, and this status often comes with a greater financial burden.
May 10, 2015
5 Companies That May Become $1 Trillion Businesses
There has never been a company worth $1 trillion, but given the explosiveness of the tech world, it could happen soon. Here are the top 5 candidates.
May 09, 2015
When It Comes to Poverty, Where You Live Matters
A Harvard economist and his team of researchers have found that for poor children, how successful you become often depends on where you grow up.
May 04, 2015
Is the American Dream a Lie?
We know that inequality is a major problem, but just how serious, and what's exacerbating it, has remained somewhat elusive. Economist Joseph Stiglitz sets us straight.
May 04, 2015
Top 4 Reasons Why People Say Today’s Unions Are a Joke
Labor unions have been declining for decades; here are some reasons why, along with some reasons Americans shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the labor movement.
May 04, 2015
The Russian Economy May Be Stumbling Back to Its Feet
The Bank of Russia has cut interest rates for the third time so far this year.
May 03, 2015
For America’s Seniors, the Future is Looking Very Scary
As the baby boomers head for retirement, it's becoming increasingly apparent that many Americans are unprepared for retirement.
April 28, 2015
Why Too Many Americans Are Working During Retirement These Days
Elderly Americans make up a larger share of the workforce than ever. What's the catalyst behind the 'grey dawn'?
April 27, 2015
The One Major Downside to a Strong U.S. Dollar
A strong U.S. dollar is a godsend for American travelers abroad, but it might be hurting some key industries that rely on the greenbacks of international tourists.
April 26, 2015
8 Most Expensive States to Buy Food For Your Family
Food prices keep going up every year, with no relief in sight. Here are the eight states that have the highest food costs.
April 14, 2015
Could a ‘Millionaire Tax’ Work in The United States?
The idea of a 'millionaire tax' has been floating around for some time now. But it's actually catching on, despite some obvious downsides.
April 14, 2015
Why Is Everyone So Worried About Millennials?
What does all the discussion about millennials tell us about the future of the United States?
April 06, 2015
How Big of a Problem Was March’s Jobs Report for the U.S. Economy?
How serious a sign is the flat job growth? Did March push up daisies or just see a tad too little sunlight?
March 31, 2015
Do U.S. Troops Need to Stay in Afghanistan Longer?
What are America's investments and how have issues progressed?
March 06, 2015
What Effect Will Marijuana Have On The Healthcare System?
Now that marijuana is entering the mainstream, what effect will it have on health care? Is it possible that it could actually bring costs down?
February 11, 2015
Anthem, Sony, and China: Here’s What We’ve Learned About Cyber-Attacks
After Anthem Health Insurance was hacked recently, it's time to evaluate the barrage of cyber-attacks and what we've learned about security concerns.
January 24, 2015
In the Future, Will Corn Be Food or Fuel?
America's largest crop may be indirectly contributing to the world's most pressing issues. From climate change to world hunger, corn plays a larger role than we thought.
January 22, 2015
What You Should Know About Immigration Statistics in America
The fight over immigration rages on, and the costs are a chief concern. Does immigration actually cost Americans, and if so, how much?
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