Money at 30: Is There Really Value in Working for Free?

Working for free surely doesn't sound like a good deal, but it could actually lead to much more. From learning valuable skills and making great connections to investing in yourself, there can be some major benefits to working for free that may present themselves after the fact.

Markets May Not Know How to Handle Trump Scandals but Bitcoin Booms

In these uncertain times many are taking an interest in alternative forms of currency. This is especially true with so-called cryptocurrencies that aren't tied to any government the way traditional currencies are but also rings true for more proven commodities like gold. Once again, in these interesting times, it seems many are looking for something they feel they can rely on to be at least a little bit more predictable.

The Pros and Cons of the Remote Work Revolution

Even with a host of new technologies available to businesses and employees, remote working is still a controversial and complicated topic. However it's important to remember that what works for one company may not work for another (and vice versa).
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Markets May Not Know How to Handle Trump Scandals but Bitcoin Booms

In these uncertain times many are taking an interest in alternative forms of currency. This is especially true with so-called cryptocurrencies that aren't tied to any government the way traditional currencies are but also rings true for more proven commodities like gold. Once again, in these interesting times, it seems many are looking for something they feel they can rely on to be at least a little bit more predictable.... Read More

Trump's First 100 Days: Wins, Losses, and What Could Be Next

In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has certainly had a tenure unlike any other in recent memory. With previous pledges falling by the wayside and new causes (like Canada) cropping up in the President's plans, it's been as difficult as ever to predict what might happen next. As the President even admitted, the job is not quite what he expected, leaving the rest of us to only wonder what we can expect over the next 1,361 days. ... Read More

Debate Over Trump's Economic Policies Grows

As new data released shows the U.S. economy growing, President Trump's policies have caused controversy. Most recently his order to roll back environmental protects has some wondering if the President's plan could have an adverse effect on the economy.... Read More

Tourism Industry Braces for "Trump Slump"

At this point any potential impact that President Trump's policies could have on the tourism industry over the next four years (or more) is pure speculation based on very recent and mostly reactionary data. That said, with foreign travel to the United States making up such a massive market — a report from last April found that international visitors to the U.S. spent $700 million a day during that month — any decline could easily lead to billions in lost revenue. Just as other Trump administration policies such as the threat of tariffs have perked up the ears of economists, the "Trump Slump" is something that businesses in the travel sector would be wise to keep a watchful eye on in the coming months.... Read More

Final Obama-Era Jobs Report Released As Economic Uncertainty Grows

Earlier this week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their jobs report for January 2017, which just so happens to mark the last 20 days of the Obama administration. As FiveThirtyEight notes... Read More

What the Dow Hitting 20,000 Really Means

Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new milestone, surpassing 20,000 for the first time ever. This achievement was quickly heralded by observers (who had been eyeing it for... Read More

With Trump in Charge, Are Import Tariffs Coming Soon?

As we all know this past year Donald Trump embarked on a historic campaign that defied all odds and ended with him assuming the title of President-Elect of the United... Read More

With Interest Rates Poised to Raise, What Will Change?

There may still be several uncertainties when it comes to the impending presidency of Donald Trump but the market is already responding. Since Trump's victories in Pennsylvania and other key... Read More