Inflation and the Buying Power of the Minimum Wage

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President Obama has proposed an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour that may or may not be considered and passed by Congress. The last increase in the minimum wage was July 24, 2009, when it went up to $7.25 an hour. Even though inflation rates are low, a wage fixed for almost […]

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Start Enjoying the Ease of Online Banking

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The steady increase over the years of online services to take care of consumer’s banking needs has caused a number of financial institutions to do away with many of their physical locations. Instead, they’ve chosen to give their customers what they want, which is an easy banking experience that they can enjoy wherever an internet […]

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Beware of Hidden Pitfalls When Selling Online

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Online marketplaces make it easy to list items for sale, whether you run a small business or are simply engaging in a little spring cleaning. It doesn’t take long to showcase your item to a wide audience online, increasing your chance of a profitable, quick sale. However, terms and conditions can vary widely when you’re […]

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Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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Some believe Americans live in a new age of decline. In The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, author George Packer invites readers to test their views on decline while reading 430 pages of journalistic narrative on a selection of Americans and their activities from the last twenty-five years. The book does not […]

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Equity Release: The Pros and Cons

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More and more people are finding that their retirement funds are not enough to see them through. Others who are approaching retirement are feeling the financial pressure to continue working. In order to provide a solution, an increasing number of individuals are turning to equity release. Equity release is a means of borrowing against the […]

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Six Places to Turn for Investment Advice

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You’re a motivated, goal-oriented person who believes all the experts when they claim that wise investments are a key to a secure future. However, when you think about investing or adjusting the portfolio you already have, the prospect might send chills down your spine. There are many places where you can go for sound insight […]

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The Simple Economics of High Occupancy (HOT) Lanes

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Some cities and states are experimenting with tolls lanes on congested commuter highways to cut commute times. The new lanes are called HOT lanes, which stands for High Occupancy Toll. Highway officials argue the new policy gives a choice to crawl along in traffic or get in the fast lane. State Department of Transportation officials […]

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