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The Fed Throws a Hail Mary – Cuts Interest Rates a Second Time

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) cut interest rates to zero, launched a $700 billion bond buying program and took other measures to ensure liquidity in credit markets and a stable dollar. These actions highlight the urgency of the economic situation evolving from coronavirus driven closures and cancellations. Previously on March 3, […]

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How to Keep Interest Rate Changes in Perspective

The better your interest rate, the more opportunity your money has to grow. So it’s natural to wonder how changes in the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy may impact you on a personal level. Specifically, you might be concerned with how your savings goals may be affected if rates change, as they have done recently. […]

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How Millennials Are Pushing Brands to Do Better, Be Better

Millennials are known for a lot of things, some better than others: Disrupting just about every industry, obsessing over avocados, a sense of entitlement, an addiction to technology, to name a few. But something they generally aren’t given enough credit for? Caring — like really caring about people and things other than themselves. More so than […]

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The Sharing Economy

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?

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The Juice Economy

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 […]

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The Economic Effects of Brexit

“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 […]

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The Repair Economy

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 […]

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The Mobile Dating Economy

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?

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5 Happiest Cities and How to Live There

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 […]

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The Economy of Coffee: Coffee Facts from Around the World

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.

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