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.01 percent of Americans making a lot of money

Though many criticize the 1 percent of Americans and their wealth, there’s been a recent rise in the 0.01 percent of Americans, The Atlantic reported. Read more »

March 2, 2014

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Want to be productive at work? Turn off the smartphone at night

Hoping to be more productive at work? It may be beneficial to shutdown the smartphone in the evening, new research suggests. Read more »

March 1, 2014

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Q&A: Anti-gambling activist accuses state governments of exploiting their poor

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Les Bernal, executive director of Stop Predatory Gambling, a grassroots organization calling out state governments for exploiting the weakness and ignorance of their poorest citizens through... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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Which state has the most minimum-wage workers?

A recently released map shows some states are higher than the rest in terms of minimum-wage workers. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2014

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Balancing act: Every job can be stressful, but some are worse than others

Regardless of the industry in which you work, you're going to have to deal with stress at one time or another. If you can develop good tools for handling that stress, you'll be a better employee... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Pay down student loans before investing

"I realize this may not seem right mathematically, but I don’t always make financial decisions based exclusively on math." Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Millennials shouldn't worry about tax season

Doing taxes shouldn't be a tough task for millennials. In fact, it's one thing millennials can do right among the other "adult" tasks they might not be doing. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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The 'Tips for Jesus' creator speaks out

San Francisco Magazine interviewed the original tipper for 'Tips for Jesus,' and found out a little bit more about the campaign. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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7 ways expenses creep up on you

The Huffington Post recently published an article that looked at seven different ways expenses can creep on you. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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CBO report estimates job losses from wage hike, even as Walmart signals possible shift

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Some key movement on wages came this week, as the Congressional Budget Office released a report this week projecting 500,000 lost jobs if the $10.10 minimum wage goes through, even as Walmart... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2014

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Maryland college wants to base president's salary on janitor's pay

A college in Maryland is in the early stages of approving a proposal that would make the president's salary based on whatever the janitor makes. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2014

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Half of America has more credit card debt than savings

About half of the country has more credit card debt than savings, according to CBS News. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2014

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Female breadwinners aren't always happy

Women who reluctantly became their household’s top financial earner are less happy, CNN reported. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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$1 million in taxes should equal 1 million votes, says billionaire

A billionaire put it pretty simply: If you’re paying $1 million in tax money, then you probably should get 1 million votes. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Wintry weather wrecks retail sales

It’s not just the East Coast getting slammed by the snow and wintry weather, but retail sales, too. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Consumers ready to go back into debt

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A report from the Federal Reserve shows consumers are getting back into debt as the economy improves. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Flirting? Compliments? Try talking about your financial future for Valentine's Day

Couples tend to disagree about their financial futures, as well as where they store their financial documents and who their life insurance beneficiaries are, CBS News reported. These are topics you... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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How do successful people stay calm?

Forbes unveils 10 ways that successful people remain calm under pressure. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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How to celebrate Valentine's Day as a parent

It may not be chocolates and roses, but there are many ways to celebrate Valentine's Day as a parent. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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Working sick? Your co-workers are sort of OK with it

A new survey by the National Sanitation Foundation found that workers think anyone who comes into the office while sick is a hard worker, or is the victim of low amounts of sick leave, according to... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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What do small-business owners do in the morning?

Business Insider recently revealed what successful small-business owners do during the morning. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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How something you might not know costs you thousands, and what you can do about it

We live in a complex world where many things happen around us that we’re at a loss to understand or explain. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2014

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What cities do entrepreneurs want to move to?

Entrepreneurs are targeting specific cities for their next business ventures, according to The Atlantic Cities. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2014

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Proposed higher minimum wage for federal contract workers affects us all

Given the very divergent economies, demographics and resources in the 50 states, minimum wages should reflect the supply and demand for workers and their skills. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014

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Balancing act: Banks move away from the 'cult of overwork'

A recent New Yorker article talks about investment banks that are trying to change a work culture that stresses long hours in the office and little rest. Other industries would do well to follow... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014

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