Pulling Ink Out of the Air

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Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental and human health threats in the world, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report: “To date, air pollution – both ambient (outdoor) and household (indoor) – is the biggest environmental risk … Read More

The Tooth Fairy is Awfully Generous These Days

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Since 1998, an insurance firm has conducted a poll to determine how much swag the tooth fairy or, depending on your country, the magical mouse, elf, brownie, or tooth rat has been leaving behind for children who’ve lost their teeth. … Read More

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble

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…It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so,” wrote Mark Twain. In 2016, NerdWallet commissioned a survey* to get a better handle on Americans’ thoughts about lying when money is involved. It’s interesting to note which money-saving lies … Read More

Get Ready for America Saves Week: Mon Feb 27 – Sat Mar 4

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America Saves Week is an annual opportunity to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. So what’s on the agenda for the week:   Monday, February 27 – Save Automatically: It can be … Read More

To Retire with Confidence, Have A Plan

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By Kevin Theissen, Principal and Financial Advisor at Skygate Financial Group LLC If you want to retire with confidence, you need a good plan. As you near retirement age or better yet, decades before retirement age, it is time to … Read More

Burgernomics: A Big Mac Index Update

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The Economist invented the Big Mac index in 1986 as an entertaining way to assess whether currencies were at the “correct” levels. The index reflects the idea that countries’ exchange rates should balance so the same product (in this case, … Read More

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