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Urban Economic Legends

Urban Economic Legends

I really like the “Mythbusters”  TV show, perhaps because the 13-year-old still lurking inside me loves seeing watermelons explode in the interest of science. Anyway, here are several of my favorite urban economic legends, some of which contain a grain of truth. ANY CHARACTER HERE The Social Security Annual COLA Excludes Food and Energy Completely [...]

Save, Save, Save!

Save, Save, Save!

In celebration of America Saves Week  2012, we reflect on the importance of saving money. Simply put, Americans don’t save enough money and rely too heavily on borrowing. A 2010 study  showed more than 40% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. Worse, more than 50% of Americans haven’t calculated how much they’ll [...]

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