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Get Rid Penny Reasons

Should We Get Rid of the Penny? – 8 Reasons to...

According to an old superstition, it's good luck to find a penny on the sidewalk. But whether or not you believe picking up that penny will...
Sharing Economy Example Companies

What Is the Sharing Economy – Example Companies, Definition, Pros &...

Some call it the gig economy. Others call it the peer economy. Others, the collaborative economy, or "collaborative consumption." Still others, the sharing economy. Tomayto,...
Leading Lagging Economic Indicators

List of 16 Major Leading & Lagging Economic Indicators

Most economists talk about where the economy is headed - it's what they do. But in case you haven't noticed, many of their predictions...
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What Does Gentrification Mean for Neighborhoods? – Benefits vs. Negative Effects

Suppose you're living in a cheap, somewhat run-down neighborhood in the city. After a while, you notice new people starting to move in: artists,...
Money Laundering Examples

What Is Money Laundering (Explained) – Examples, Schemes & Regulations

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump and veteran political wheeler-dealer, pleaded not guilty on October 30, 2017, to about a...
Bitcoin History Pros Cons

What Is Bitcoin – History, How It Works, Pros & Cons

Bitcoin is a virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, that's controlled by a decentralized network of users and isn't directly subject to the whims of central...
Recession Proof Jobs

Top 10 Recession Proof Jobs – Do They Exist?

Let's face it. Recessions are difficult. You'll know this best if you're out of work and looking for a job. But even if you're employed,...
Offshore Pirate Banks Tax

Offshore Pirate Banks & Tax Havens – Tools of the Super-Rich

According to Forbes Magazine, an estimated $15 to $20 trillion is sitting in the "pirate" banking system today, a complex, interwoven collection of financial...
Gross Domestic Product Definition

What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – Definition & Calculations

The gross domestic product, or GDP, is one of the most common measures on the state of the economy for any nation. Unfortunately, unless...
Effects Recession Families

9 Effects of the Recession on Families and How to Cope

During any recession, news stories about unemployment figures take center stage while the families dealing with the recession suffer, often quietly. People work hard...
Low Income Housing Assistance

What Is Section 8? – Low Income Housing Assistance

For some families, finding decent, safe, and affordable housing presents a challenge. Since most areas of the United States do not have rent control...
Cryptocurrency History Bitcoin Alternatives

What Is Cryptocurrency – How It Works, History & Bitcoin Alternatives

Cryptocurrencies, or virtual currencies, are digital means of exchange created and used by private individuals or groups. Because most cryptocurrencies aren't regulated by national governments,...