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Women hold majority of jobs and college degrees

Women continue to dominate the American educational system and also now hold a majority of jobs in the US. When it comes to equal pay, while the headline data is more complicated at the end of the day the data still shows that women are still not paid the same as male workers. And of course when it comes to many other measures of equality in the workforce, politics, and other key stats, women are still not treated equally or given the same opportunities in the US. Women now hold …

21 states with financial literacy requirement of students

While the number of states that are mandating high school students take a financial literacy course/curriculum prior to graduating is increasing, there are still only 21 states that require it. Now if a school wants students to take English Literature and learn about Shakespeare, I have no problem with that, as it is good to know. But I am very confident that knowing what a budget is (gross income, expenses, etc.), understanding what compound interest is, knowing how to determine a income tax bracket, importance of emergency savings, difference of …

Americans spend over $110 per month on recurring subscription services

There is a major downside to all those recurring monthly online and/or retail subscription services. Maybe the biggest downside is that the cost of them adds up over time, especially when multiple services are used. In fact, the average American household spends over $110 per month on the various recurring monthly subscription services – and that amount does not include the traditional ones of cell phone or cable TV (or equivalents). The $110 is from all those other “nice to haves”. They can be subscription streaming services such as Netflix …