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From income inequality to minimum wage to personal finance issues, we want you to feel comfortable with the solutions we present. Context is important.

Too Big to Fail, Small Enough to Jail

May 9, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The 2017 PBS Frontline documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the story of the Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a family-owned community bank situated in NYC’s Chinatown. Abacus became the only financial institution to actually face criminal charges following the [ . . . ]

Avoiding Bank Fees

March 14, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Bank fees are a turn-off, and you should avoid them if you can. Shop around before you open a bank account and know what you’re talking about when you go into a branch. Here are the most commonly charged bank [ . . . ]

How Do We Reverse Extreme Wealth Concentration?

February 19, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) published a white paper titled Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us. The IPS is a multi-issue think tank that has been conducting research on inequality for more than 20 years. The key [ . . . ]

Getting Ahead in Northern Virginia is Not So Easy

December 4, 2017 Brian V. Lee

A new report, Getting Ahead: The Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia (November 28, 2017), shows why getting ahead in Northern Virginia is not so easy, especially if you live within the area’s many “islands of disadvantage.” The authors, from [ . . . ]

Spend Time, Not Money, During the Holidays

November 22, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Increasingly, Americans are experiencing time famine, the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Life is so fast-paced now. The feeling of not having enough time can drastically affect your level of happiness. In [ . . . ]

4 Tips to Protect Yourself from Credit Fraud

November 15, 2017 Brian V. Lee

The recent Equifax breach has left 145.5 million Americans facing a lifetime of higher risk for credit fraud. All Americans should now assume that their most sensitive financial data has been compromised. Here are 4 tips to protect yourself from [ . . . ]

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