The exploding popularity of app-based driving services has given rise to a larger sharing economy that allows customers to monetize assets they already own, from homes to power tools. So how does the global trend of the sharing economy affect the average American?
These days, it seems like every street corner has a new high-quality, cold-pressed juice store and grocery store shelves are stocked with new juices – and we’re not just talking about the kind in boxes. Cold-pressed juices are popular in America, but the trend has spread around the world, even as far as Australia. We […]
“Brexit” is the hashtag-friendly term given to the recent vote for Great Britain (Britain) to exit the European Union (EU). On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU, which would make them the first country to do so since the EU’s inception on November 1, 1993. We’re looking at the facts and […]
Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. But if it is broke, hiring a handyman to fix it might be just as expensive – if not more! – than just throwing it out and starting over. In Sweden, they’re hoping to implement a new method of taxing that offers some leniency for getting your items […]
It’s no secret that the dating world is dramatically shifting from a slow courtship and romantic candlelit dinners to Snapchats and 1am emoji texts. With 15% of America on mobile dating apps, what does this large trend mean for your wallet?
A recent study determined the happiest cities in America based on five factors of well-being: the likelihood of learning new things, positive social relationships, enjoyment of the community, financial security, and physical/mental well-being as impacted by location. But by the numbers, what does it mean to live in those cities? We analyzed the cost of […]
400 million cups of coffee are sold every day in America alone. We’re analyzing what that’s costing us and exploring the cost of the global coffee economy. Find out who buys the most, who sells the most, and how much the world pays for a cup.
In 2008, the Amazon rainforest was facing a deforestation crisis. Norwegians wanted to help their Brazilian friends save one of the Earth’s greatest natural resources, so they promised Brazil $1 billion to reduce the impending threat by 2015. In just seven years, Brazil reduced the destruction rate by over 75%. Today, the Amazon rainforest is […]
Nothing smells like summer quite as much as the open grill. When Americans aren’t visiting one of the many BBQ festivals hosted around the country, they’re celebrating the summer from the comfort of their own grills. Delicious, yes. Lucrative? Absolutely. America’s favorite summer pastime yields plenty of financial good news in the summer months. Whether […]
As shopping and banking online has become an integral part of our daily lives, it’s never been more important to protect your online identity. After introducing Mobile Authentication (Touch ID®), we are at the forefront of secure technology. Here are a few smart tips. Password Protection Birthdays, pet names and favorite foods are out – […]