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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.

The Key to Saving is Living Below Your Means

October 18, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law? It was first articulated by C. Northcote Parkinson in an article in The Economist in 1955. Parkinson’s Law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s [ . . . ]

Class Divide: Classism in Microcosm in NYC

October 10, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

The HBO documentary Class Divide examines wealth disparity in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Specifically, the film toggles between the very wealthy young students of the Avenues School and the very poor living right across the street [ . . . ]

5 Common Credit Repair Myths

September 5, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

Credit repair could be considered more of an art than a science. How you, individually, repair your credit depends on how it was damaged in the first place. Educating yourself about how you can repair your credit is smart, but [ . . . ]

What’s So Great About Stuff, Anyway?

August 1, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can put a smile on your face. Everybody needs things, everyone needs stuff. What separates us from the other animals is our ability to use things to make our lives easier and more comfortable. [ . . . ]

How to Find Out If You Have a Debt in Collection

June 2, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

If you’re concerned about your credit score, you probably want to know if you have any debts in collections. Having debt in collection can badly harm your credit score. And the damage can multiply if unaddressed. Creditors often report debts to [ . . . ]

Break Up the Banks

May 30, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

We should break up the banks. Only the full separation of depository banking and investment banking can protect consumer savings from banks’ naked speculation. Our nation needs a modern-day Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era banking system repealed in 1999. Commercial banks should [ . . . ]

Are You Meeting Your Financial Goals?

May 11, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

Are you meeting your financial goals? More specifically, are you saving enough to meet your financial goals? The CEO of insurance giant Assurant recently observed: The reality is, half of Americans can’t afford to write a $500 check. Assurant CEO [ . . . ]

How Bankruptcy Promotes Entrepreneurship

April 18, 2017 Brian V. Lee 0

Starting a business takes moxy, guts. Business owners can offset the risk of failure with feasibility planning and hard work. But many businesses fail, and our economy must not doom entrepreneurs to complete ruin. The truth is that failure is an [ . . . ]

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