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March 21, 2019 / Zina Kumok While my husband and I were backpacking through Europe in our early twenties, I got a frantic email from the father of an old...

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Americans are notorious spenders. Compared to many other nations around the world, households in the U.S. have a particularly low savings rate, and 28 percent of American adults have no emergency fund....

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Advocates of renewable energy often claim its adoption should be considered an investment because, over time, the benefits of installation far outweigh the costs. Is that really true? Let’s take...

Guess How Much More Money the Top 1% Make than the Bottom 99%

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There are an estimated three quarters of a million franchises in the U.S. alone. While most people think of franchising in terms of fast-food restaurants, the U.S. Census Bureau notes that a...

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership rates dropped in the first quarter of 2019 after steadily rising for the past two years. Factors such as student loan debt, financial insecurity, and high housing...

Are You Middle Class? Check This Chart to Find Out

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Personal Prosperity in Every Country in the World 2020

GDP per capita is a critical metric for understanding the economy. It’s a measure of a country’s economic output that takes into account the number of people who...

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