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Republican Rhetoric vs Reality

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Democrats are encouraged to hear Republicans co-opting our rhetoric on the economy and we stand at the ready to work with Republicans to get things done for the middle class. But only when Republican policy proposals catch up to their rhetoric will we have an opportunity for real solutions.

You Be You or Someone Else Will Try -- Identity Theft Prevention Techniques

Mark Steber | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to top industry specialists, almost everyone's personal information has ALREADY been stolen in one form or another. And it is just a matter of time of when it will happen again.

Millions of Americans Miss One of the LARGEST Tax Benefits Every Year - Are You One?

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to the IRS one in every four eligible taxpayers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This often overlooked tax credit is also one of the largest credits available to taxpayers. This year, the maximum EITC is $6,143 and that is a LOT of money to leave on the table.

We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We've finally emerged from the crash of 2008. We've had 58 consecutive quarters of job growth. Unemployment is declining. Productivity is up. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.09.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Here's How Illinois Demographics Have Changed Over 50 years

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.08.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Much of the growth and demographic shifts in the United States over the last five and a half decades have been echoed on a smaller scale in Illinois. But there is one important exception: Illinois' population is growing at a slower rate than the country as a whole.

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

No one is arguing for complete equality of income. Not even close. We celebrate the success of the One Percent, and rightly so. All we ask, especially in this time of giving, is for the compassion, the humility, the shared experience that existed only a few decades ago.

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.25.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

How One Man Made an Extra $1,000 Teaching What He Knew

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

While those are great avenues, I want to introduce you to three new ways to capitalize on your unfair advantage (teaching what you already know). This is by far the best way to earn side hustle or full-time income.

5 Ways You Can Earn a Passive Income on the Internet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

Ever since the web became a thing, one of the hottest discussion topics has been "how to make money online", a phrase that you and your friends have seen at least a couple of thousand times, if not a little more.

The Rich Are Getting Richer, But They're Giving Less Of Their Income Away

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce the 1%, new research fin...

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

Your Tax Refund -- Fastest, Biggest, and Easiest? Not So Much!

Mark Steber | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Let's look at the most prevalent (often least true) claims and go over some ways that you can make them more truth than fiction.

How to Avoid the Ups and Downs of Unsteady Sales

Stacy Rust | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Stacy Rust

One of the most frustrating problems of running a business is uneven customer flow. One month, traffic is booming, sales are great, and income soars. The next month, your staff is bored to tears and your office has tumbleweeds rolling around​.

What Makes for a Stable Marriage?

Randy Olson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Divorce
Randy Olson

I found a study that basically lays out what makes for a stable marriage in the U.S.

The Cure for Cash Flow Woes

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Even though money is what keeps an organization alive and you and your family fed, clothed and sheltered, most people have a tough time talking about it. The term itself carries all kinds of preconceived notions and prejudices with it.

Should You Say Yes to Your Company's Lump-Sum Pension Offer?

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

Are you better off with a lump-sum today or a guaranteed monthly income for life? That's a crystal ball-type of question.

Inequality for All: The Republican Goal

Gerry Myers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

By continuing to cater to the rich who don't want to impose reasonable regulations on Wall Street, Republicans continue to propel the injustices of the past. The corruption and the fraud that made the rich richer and collapsed our economy continues to be unrestrained.

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

Minimum Wage, Pandering Politicians, and Crony Capitalism

Kevin Price | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

Fundamentally, most policy makers have failed to realize that those who are impacted by laws, respond to the laws accordingly.

Five Signs We're Not A 'Post-Racial' Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

It's impossible to delineate every way race affects us every day, but a cursory examination of major structural racial problems can give us a feeling for how far we still have to go.

You Have Chosen Your Current Income

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

What if you were told you are earning today exactly the amount you have chosen to earn, no more and no less -- that you are where you are financially because you have chosen to be right there. Would you agree with that? Most would adamantly disagree.

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?