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State of the Economy - August 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The economic reports for August are in, and there were no big surprises. A growing economy, low unemployment, and an increase in income are reflected in an improvement in consumer sentiment. More

Where Should I Send My Check - Best Charities in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Friday, September 08, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it's important to understand which charities use your donations most effectively. Read our compiled list at Higher Rock Education! More

Demonetization and Real Estate - One Year Later

Thursday, September 07, 2017

It has been almost a year since the historic demonetization in India. Has it worked to increase tax revenues, while reducing fraudulent real estate transactions? More

Healthy and Unhealthy Unemployment - Who Is Included?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The United States unemployment rate has fallen dramatically over the past decade. Last month the official rate was 4.3 percent, down from 9.6 percent in 2010. Economists refer to today’s rate as “full employment”. Yet we read that unemployment is a problem and there are many long-term unemployed. Are these statements conflicting? No…both are true. The unemployment rate has fallen, but there are many unemployed who are not included in the unemployment rate, and the economy has passed them by. To More

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