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Why is College So Expensive?

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Why is college tuition so high? Why are so many students in so much debt? Is it the fault of colleges, the government, or both? And can anything be done?

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How Much Money Have Humans Created? [video]

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Ever wonder how much money exists? This video compares the world’s richest people, the biggest companies, physical currency, the gold market, the stock market, global debt, and other things to give you a sense of the size of how much money actually exists.

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New Obama regulations could make cars unaffordable for millions

At the end of last month, the Obama administration announced that manufacturers would be required to build cars with much higher average fuel economy ratings, but at what cost? The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. According to the American ...

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How to launch and grow a startup

Launching and growing a startup - infographic

Launching an idea is much more complicated than coming up with one. Once an idea just won’t leave you be, it’s time to think about execution. This infographic organizes some of the greatest thoughts on launching and growing a startup from the top minds that have launched or funded the best in the country. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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The truth about the trade imbalance

At no time besides elections does the trade imbalance — the difference between the monetary value of a country’s imports and exports — become such an important yet poorly understood issue. According to recent information compiled by the Census Bureau, the United States’ trade deficit as of June 2016 stands at $39.47 billion, down slightly from a previous level of ...

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Good News? You can now buy airline tickets with monthly payments

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As adamant disciples of a debt-free life, we can’t promote paying for airline tickets at up to 30% interest, but, if you’re just silly enough to do it – here’s how. CheapAir.com has teamed up with financial services company Affirm to allow fliers to take out three, six and 12-month purchase plans to cover their airfare. In an emergency, there ...

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Why in the World Are Taxes Levied on Money Itself?

BY JP Cortez Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill, and he charged you a 35 cent tax. Silly, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But try walking to a local precious metals dealer in more than 25 states and exchanging 20 Federal Reserve notes for an ounce ...

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Pay To Play With the Clinton Foundation

Anyone who has distaste for the influence that money buys in politics, should be repulsed by the monetary albatross that follows Hillary Clinton wherever she goes. The albatross is none other than the “charity” of her own making, The Clinton Foundation. Even Hillary supporters now are acknowledging the inherent corruption her family slush fund is facilitating, and calling for its ...

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The effects of American over-regulation on .. itself [charts .. lots of charts]

The cost of U.S. regulations

Regulations have their uses, but has the United States Government gone too far? Restrictions can be protective or destructive depending on their actual effect which is usually much different from the intended effect. The growth of regulatory rules in America over the past few decades comes from a willingness to do anything versus the necessity to do the right thing. ...

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Obama Administration Limits Freedom Again – The DOL Fiduciary Rule

The Obama Administration continues its eight-year assault on the middle-class and lower income citizens. The Department of Labor finalized its recommendations to redefine a “fiduciary” in the retirement income space, and the implications will be significant for restricting investment options and advice for most Americans who need it most. In 1974, Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which ...

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