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Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer

President Joe Biden promised that he would be “President of all Americans.” He said he wanted to rid our political culture of the red vs. blue state dialog. There are a group of red states out west, however, who aren’t feeling so loved by the new president. Union workers expecting to earn good wages on … Continue reading “Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer”

President Biden’s Stimulus Package Faces Bipartisan Skepticism

President Joe Biden wants to send Americans who earn less than $75,000 per year another stimulus check payment of $1,400. Deficit-weary Republican senators and some moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin of West Virginia have already gone on record that he does “absolutely not” support including the additional payment in any relief deal. Sounding more like … Continue reading “President Biden’s Stimulus Package Faces Bipartisan Skepticism”

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan: What You Need to Know

The Biden Administration is proposing a titanic bill to provide pandemic relief and economic stimulus. As with all massive pieces of legislation, there are a lot of moving parts most Americans may not be aware of. The bill is substantially larger than the $900 billion package passed late last year and signed into law by … Continue reading “Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan: What You Need to Know”

What Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would Really Mean

One of the goals that President Joe Biden has set is to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Doing so would more than double it from where it currently sits at $7.25 per hour, and the thinking behind doing so is that it would help reduce nationwide poverty and provide a living … Continue reading “What Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would Really Mean”

5 Key Things to Know About Bitcoin (BTC) – What’s the Buzz About?

You’ve likely heard about cryptocurrency in the past few years with Bitcoin as the first of its kind. Launched in 2009, it’s gone through several trials and encountered plenty of skepticism before reaching its current status as a potentially valuable alternative asset. Diehard enthusiasts claim that it might dismantle mainstream centralized currency. In 2021, Bitcoin … Continue reading “5 Key Things to Know About Bitcoin (BTC) – What’s the Buzz About?”

Joe Biden Plans to CANCEL the Keystone Pipeline Immediately

Reports are that President Joe Biden will cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit as one of his first executive orders on day one of his presidency. The Keystone Pipeline System is a private enterprise energy project owned by Canada’s TC Energy Corporation. Plans were to shunt oil from Western Canada to U.S. refineries in southwest … Continue reading “Joe Biden Plans to CANCEL the Keystone Pipeline Immediately”

Senate Republicans Alarmed Over Bernie Sanders Chairing Budget Committee

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be the socialist in charge of the Senate Budget Committee as the Democrats take over as the majority party. Along with its counterpart in the House of Representatives, the committee drafts the Congress’ annual budget and oversees the overall budget of the federal government. Not to be confused with the … Continue reading “Senate Republicans Alarmed Over Bernie Sanders Chairing Budget Committee”

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in Stocks

While there is money that can be made from playing the stock market, this type of investment is not without risk. There are some questions you should ask yourself before you go ahead and start purchasing shares of stocks. These questions will help you assess your financial situation and make sure you have a return … Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in Stocks”

Young Americans Have to Start Making Student Loan Payments Again Soon

Many Americans who have outstanding student loans likely haven’t paid toward them since last spring – and they’ve been well within their right to do it. As you may recall, student loan payments were paused as part of the first major coronavirus stimulus package that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President … Continue reading “Young Americans Have to Start Making Student Loan Payments Again Soon”

Didn’t Get Your Stimulus Check? What You Need to Know

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the $600 stimulus payments that were approved late last year haven’t been delivered without their fair share of issues. First of all, we should note how it’s good news how quickly the Treasury Department began dispersing the checks after the stimulus bill was signed into law by President … Continue reading “Didn’t Get Your Stimulus Check? What You Need to Know”

Stock Market Continues Surge, Even Amid Turmoil

Chaos at the Capitol building. A very discombobulated transition from the Trump administration to President-elect Biden’s administration. The coronavirus shattering daily new case counts and deaths while vaccine rollout has been slow. The House of Representatives and, as of the Tuesday, January 5 Georgia runoff elections, the Senate both in Democratic control. From the outside … Continue reading “Stock Market Continues Surge, Even Amid Turmoil”

The Global Economic Outlook for 2021

The online publisher Visual Capitalist is a good place to start for investors and market analysts looking for the big picture. Its January 5, 2021, “Official Bingo Card” highlights what experts see in economic trends for the year ahead. The 25-squares of pithy predictions provide an interesting aerial view for both the layperson in the … Continue reading “The Global Economic Outlook for 2021”

$600 Stimulus is On the Way — Here’s What’s Actually Included

The latest legislative package for coronavirus relief and government spending was signed off by President Trump, grumbling that the $600 relief checks were “a disgrace.” Nevertheless, the Republican Senate refused to increase the payments. Senate Majority Leader characterized a recommended higher amount of $2,000 as “socialism for rich people.” Either way, the payments have started. … Continue reading “$600 Stimulus is On the Way — Here’s What’s Actually Included”

NFL Star Russell Okung Converts His Salary to Bitcoin — Could More Follow?

Russell Okung is one of the most fierce offensive tackles in the National Football League, with a reputation for pancaking oncoming rushers, run blocking and protecting his team’s quarterback. Okung has carved up a nice decade-long career in the NFL since he was drafted No. 6 overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, with accolades … Continue reading “NFL Star Russell Okung Converts His Salary to Bitcoin — Could More Follow?”

Don’t Make These 3 Retirement Assumptions

In the past, we’ve discussed how many Americans, by and large, are unprepared for retirement. Many Americans are woefully behind on the recommended retirement savings and bank on Social Security payments, the reality of likely having to work a part-time job after retiring and other factors to make ends meet. In this post, we’ll cover … Continue reading “Don’t Make These 3 Retirement Assumptions”

New Tax Law Changes For the End of 2020

Encouraged by the urgency brought on by COVID and the recession, Congress actively passed extensive tax legislation in 2020. These brought about several changes to United States tax laws as well as the paperwork required to file taxes. Below, we highlight some of the more prominent changes that you should be aware of as we … Continue reading “New Tax Law Changes For the End of 2020”

How Does a Weak Dollar Vs Strong Dollar Impact Everyday Life?

Throughout coverage of the recession, news commentators have focused on how the dollar is weak or how there are signs the dollar is stronger than we think. Consistently, this discussion is had around the fundamental strength of the dollar; but what does this actually mean, and why should any of us care? What Is A … Continue reading “How Does a Weak Dollar Vs Strong Dollar Impact Everyday Life?”


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