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Tax Day 2016: Where Does Your Tax Dollar Go? 4

Today — April 18th — is Tax Day 2016 when millions of procrastinating Americans are sending off their 2015 tax returns to meet today's filing deadline. When preparing your return you often have to break down your earning and spending into categories and see where at least some of the money...

The Fight for $15: Who's Winning So Far? 14

Over the past several months fast food workers across the nation have made headlines by hosting nationwide walkouts and other demonstrations as part of what they call "The Fight for $15." Their demands for a "living wage" of $15 have been echoed by those in cities like Seattle, San Fransisco,...

What Does Middle Class Mean? 7

Politicians spend a lot of time talking about the middle class. That's likely because that term has traditionally applied to the largest single segment of the population. While that remains true it now seems that the middle is shrinking. Further complicating things, as USA Today recently noted,  defining exactly what "middle...

Saving Your Tax Refund? That Could Be Hurting the Economy 3

Whether you think of it as "tax season" or "refund season" the time of year is now upon us. This year 66% of Americans are expected to receive tax refunds with a total of over $330 billion heading back to consumers. So how are taxpayers planning on spending that many?...

Is U.S. Housing Investment Under Threat of an Impending Slowdown? 3

It's no secret 2016 started off in precarious fashion as several U.S. stock indices tumbled on news of China’s slowing economy, weakening international crude oil prices, and quietly transmitted rumors of a looming recession. Upon these revelations and other market performance indicators, the FOMC announced last week “to maintain the...

Is the U.S. Economy Heading for Recession in 2016? 4

According to multiple news sources America is starting the New Year in precarious fashion as several credible economic analysts predict recession in 2016. Evidence of this anxiety is easily demonstrated by the recent and substantial drop in various stock market indices. As of today NASDAQ retracted to its approximate valuation...