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An Animated History Of The Minimum Wage
22 raises, by 12 presidents, but how much in your pocket?
5 States Where the Poorest Get Paid the Most
Democrats want to raise the federal minimum wage, a measure that would affect some states more than others
It’s Time to Forgive the Big Banks
Consumers still blame big banks for many of their economic woes. But it’s time to move on.
Millennials Put Their Surprising Stamp on the American Dream
Shaped by the times, Millennials dream about travel and self employment–and staying far off the corporate ladder.
5 Ways to ‘Ruin’ Your Retirement Security
As banks scramble to understand the needs of Millennials, one thing remains clear: saving early is this generation’s silver bullet.
What the Super-Rich Are Spending Their Fortunes On Now
Billionaires are giving in big numbers again, reflecting a strong stock market and rising confidence among the super rich
Tapering Is the Right Decision for Federal Reserve
Why the central bank’s move makes sense now
Access to Basic Banking Is a Crisis for 40 Million Americans
Some 2.5 billion people have no access to basic financial products like insurance and credit cards. Fixing that would fix a lot of the world’s poverty problems.
Helping Your Family Doesn’t Have to Mean You Can’t Retire
More than 60% of people past the age of 50 provide financial support to an adult family member. Almost no one plans for it.
Already Cheap Gas Prices Are About to Hit Rock Bottom
Prices at the pump sometime head in the exact opposite of the trajectory forecast by analysts. But this autumn, gas prices are steadily plummeting, just as predicted, recently hitting a low for the year.
The Shutdown Is Over But Could Still Ruin Holiday Shopping
The lingering effects of the federal shutdown, combined with a general lack of confidence in both the economy and the ability of our nation’s political leaders to avoid gridlock, means that retailers are looking at a …