Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I Want My Stapler!

Do you ever feel like a hamster running in a wheel?  Do you feel like you are running as fast as possible, working as hard as possible, but going nowhere?  Sixty percent...

The United States of Unemployment Benefits: Here’s What You Need to Know in 2019

The first half of 2019 has yielded some optimism for the U.S. economy. For example, unemployment is near its lowest point in about 50 years. At the same time, the U.S. economy...

The Wealthiest Billionaires Around the World in 2019

Becoming a billionaire is about as probable as being struck by lightning (i.e. NOT likely). If you live in North America your odds of becoming a billionaire are one in 785,166. Your odds of...

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...

Foreign Aid Keeps Flowing

President Trump loves to talk about cutting U.S. foreign aid, even if he doesn’t always follow through. What’s most often missed in media coverage about this debate is where American dollars are going, and the...

How Americans Spend Their Money

In April 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) report to analyze broader economic trends related to consumer spending. Our new visualization uses the BLS data from...

Pasha 4: The virtues of vertical farms

Ozayr Patel, The Conversation A massive challenge for Africa is feeding the 1.3 billion people who live on the continent. This will only get more and more difficult as...

Want better tips? Go for gold

Na Young Lee, University of Dayton Although tipping is generally thought to be a voluntary payment meant to express gratitude to a service worker, the history of tipping suggests...

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Authentic outsiders? Welcome to the age of the ‘post-tourist’

Siobhan Lyons, Macquarie University In the last decade, the tourism industry has been overtaken by a new kind of...

I Want My Stapler!

Do you ever feel like a hamster running in a wheel?  Do you feel like you are running as fast as possible,...

DIY For Your Budget

  There are many ways to ease the budget crunch without sacrificing quality.  You can plant a backyard garden. You can...

What Investing $100 EARLY in Stocks Would Be Worth Today

There’s a lot of power in being first. And when it comes to Initial Public Offerings, or IPOs, it pays to be...

Monthly Mortgage Payments in the United States

Cash is king in real estate, but the reality is that most home buyers will need to take out a...