economy

Economy and the area of production, distribution, trade, and consumption of goods and services.

Maggie Hannaa month ago
The Dangers of Donations
How easy is it to buy a new pair of shoes knowing that the proceeds will buy shoes for a child in a third world country? It’s the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing each purchase makes a difference in the...
Tim Ellerbe II4 months ago
The Collapsing Job Market
I have a saying: Corporations paying minimum wage are basically telling employees that they would pay them less if they could legally do so. Many American workers are making minimum wage or slightly a...
Iggy Paulsen4 months ago
Why You Should Start Taking Social Security Benefits at 62
Ah, Social Security. It's a boon for all those who want to retire or just cut down on work during their old age. After paying into it for decades, every American citizen will get the change to qualify...
Antwanette Howard7 months ago
Living in Dallas, TX (Economics)
I am here to share a story about living and working in Dallas, Texas. People want to move here because they see that there are a lot of money opportunities here, but what they don't see is that it's a...
Iggy Paulsen10 months ago
Frequently Asked 401(k) Questions You Need the Answers To
Ah, the 401(k)—the modern corporate pension. Having a 401(k) is a smart way to make sure that you have enough money later on down the road, and if you're like many other Americans, it's also an epic r...
Logan Bakera year ago
Top 5 Short Term Investments
When I was in high school, I took a consumer finance class. I have always been inclined to be business minded and I remember being very excited about the class when I registered. It only took me a few...
Investing Methods for 2018
How to Start the Year with a Plan
Investing Strategies​ for 2018
What Your Portfolio Should Look Like
Sarah Phillipsa year ago
Christmas, Marketing, and Why I Almost Went Crazy at the Mall Today
The day I received my Marketing Degree, my Dad starting referring to me as a "Master Manipulator." I'd love to say it was affectionate, but I'm not sure it was. He would point his finger at me every t...
Michael Grubea year ago
Crypto Volatility vs. Instant Gratification
Throughout the history of the US market, there has always been a certain, accepted risk when it came to any individual willing to take the chance with their own money. A small amount of knowledge into...
linda keranea year ago
Which Is the Best Credit Card in UK to Clear off £3000 of Debt?
According the a survey by consumer watchdog Which?, a quarter of British adults could only afford Christmas by borrowing. Three in twenty are still paying off debts from Christmas 2012 and four in ten...
ash a year ago
Minimum Wage
With the economy in the gutter we can only ask ourselves how we as a country can improve it. How we as residential citizens may be affected in the short run and in the long run. Like always we as citi...
You May Be Able to Claim a Relative You Financially Support (Other than Your Child), on Your Tax Return
Some taxpayers are of the perception that they can only claim their own children on their tax returns, as legitimate dependents. Taxpayers, however, can also claim on as dependents, other persons who ...
The Head of Household Filing Status — Some Interesting Facts that Are Oftentimes Overlooked
For an unmarried taxpayer, filing Head of Household (HOH) can have substantial financial benefits over filing as a single status taxpayer. In filing as Head of Household, one enjoys lower tax rates an...
Do You Know That Under Tax Law You Can Still Be Legally Married But “Considered Unmarried” When Filing Your Taxes?
The general rule for married folks filing their tax returns is that they can ONLY use file as Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) or Married Filing Separately (MFS). Most married folks will typically choose ...
Two Critical Reasons Why You Should Not Trust Anyone to Prepare Your Taxes
Learning to do your own taxes is not as daunting a task as your tax professional might want you to perceive it to be. Actually, tax preparation software has come a long way in the past few years, maki...
If the IRS Sends You a Bill that You Can’t Pay, What Should You Do?
Well, for starters, please don’t have a heart attack! But before we proceed any further, it is very important for you to be cognizant of the fact that many people are receiving threatening phone calls...
Ben Wa year ago
What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?
What is the consumer price index? It is an economic term that often gets a lot of coverage in financial news but whose actual meaning and definition remains elusive for the average person. The Consume...