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Living on the Minimum Wage – Is It Possible in 2021?

Almost 2 million Americans live on minimum wage, which despite inflation hasn’t increased since 2009. But is that a living wage? Explore the ins and outs of living on just $7.25 per hour through both a fictional American named Kai and the stories of real-life Americans who do it every day.
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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...
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Big Government vs. Small Government – Which Is Ideal for the...

The term "big government" stimulates plenty of images and emotions, and they're generally negative. Words like "bureaucratic," "inefficient," "intrusive," and even "corrupt" are often...
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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 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,...
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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payments – Eligibility & How to Get...

Thanks to the federal government’s March 2020 economic stimulus package, most Americans will receive one-time cash payments beginning in April 2020. Before you start thinking up ideas for what to do with yours, find out about your eligibility and how much you’ll get.
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Second COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment – Eligibility & How to Get...

The U.S. government is sending another round of COVID-19 stimulus payments. The vast majority of American adults and children are eligible, but not everyone qualifies. Find out if and how you’ll receive your stimulus payment — and most important of all, when.
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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...
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Fake News? 8 Ways to Determine If a News Story Is...

During a 2017 interview on the Christian Trinity Broadcasting Network, President Donald Trump claimed his use of the word "fake" to describe the media was...
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7 Effects of Inflation & How to Protect Yourself From the...

Inflation is like a silent thief that whittles away the value of your money, making each dollar worth less and less over time. Yet some inflation is normal and even useful in a healthy economy. Learn how inflation affects you and how can you plan for it — or even use it to your advantage.
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What Is Inflation (Definition) – Causes & Effects of Rate on...

People tend to think of “inflation” as a dirty word and a phenomenon to avoid. But a gradual increase in prices and wages over time is inevitable and — if kept in check — positive for the overall economy. What is inflation, what causes it, and what does it mean for you? Learn all about it here.
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Top 27 Recession-Proof Jobs & Careers – Do They Exist?

There’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job. But as you prepare for the next recession, keep these recession-resistant jobs in mind. Now may be the perfect moment to switch careers, both to boost your income and protect your career in the event of a global recession.