Half of You Were Affected by the Equifax Breach – What You Should Do

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Personal Finance Tips|

  Want to ruin your day? This is the official website set up by legal settlement authorities to help you verify if your personal financial information was compromised in the infamous July 2017 Equifax hack. If you input your last name and the last 6 digits of your Social Security number you can find out if your information was compromised.

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Paying $130K to Risk Death on Mt. Everest

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life|Tags: |

Most people take a vacation when they just can’t take it anymore. Sometimes, vacation is a way for people to decompress emotionally from the stresses of work. The idyllic image that comes to the mind for most people when they hear the word, “vacation,” is of someone lounging on a beach with sunglasses. Still, other people see a vacation as

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People Are Stealing Beehives Because of Almond Trees

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life|

Did you know that honeybees die after stinging you? They can’t retract their stinger, so it basically tears itself apart and disembowels itself after stinging you. Why the pleasant factoid? I know people with side hustles, like brewing craft beers or making their own home apiaries — people who breed their own bees to develop their own brands of sage

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Sales Prices Aren’t Final – Negotiation Skills Are Important

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life|

I have experienced two citywide blackouts in New York City. It puts people on edge, makes them afraid, and desperate. When they go to the local store, what happens? The tenets of conducting fair business go out of the window. Storekeepers make up prices as they go along, raising prices as much as they want, treating regular patrons, people they

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Why One Day Gas Station Boycotts Won’t Influence Prices In Your Favor

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life, Personal Finance Tips|

I’m from New York City, where people have paradoxical, near non-sensical relationships with cars. There are about 9 million inhabitants, and it seems like every person has two cars. The city has rush hour traffic jams that turn the streets into parking lots. Every car owner seems also to leave their car at home during working hours to take public

How Much Money Is Rich?

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

When I was a kid in the 1980s, a common trope in movie and TV plots was the struggling, average person falling into riches. Like the 1983 comedy Trading Places, featuring Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd. A group of bored billionaires secretly conspire to make a poor street hustler and a wealthy banker, Murphy and Ackroyd respectively, switch lives and

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