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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.

Are You ALICE? 43 Percent of All Americans Are

June 8, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The United Way has released a study on Americans they classify as ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The study found that this group does not make the money needed “to survive in the modern economy.” Are you [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

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