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American Dream Home: What's the Middle Class Without a House?
Tue Mar 17, 2015
In reply to:Mom2be #1.27 You are obviously very biased against purchasing a house. However, you are overlooking quite a few things. In many cases, rent for a decent house is going to cost you just as much as the mortgage and all those other costs you'd be paying for a house. I own …
West Virginia Frat Pledge Nolan Burch Had 0.493 Blood-Alcohol Level
Wed Jan 28, 2015
In reply to:the thinker-318752 #1.3 I don't it was idiotic at all. The reference point most people are familiar with is .08% BAC since that is where you are legally considered intoxicated and can be given a DUI. Can you suggest a better reference point ? Perhaps they could have jus …
Higher Minimum Wage Wouldn't Hurt Fast Food, Report Says
Thu Jan 22, 2015
I have 2 adult children. Both are college graduates and one has an MBA. Both are married, one time each,neither lives beyond their means and both work hard as do their husbands. Their wages have been flat for the last 15 years. Meanwhile, they now do the jobs of more people, benef …
Obama's Wealth Gap Tax Fix: Who Wins and Who Loses?
Tue Jan 20, 2015
the problem with many investment accounts is that the management fees often eat up all profits (and more, in some cases!) earned.
Bleak Future for Retirees as Savings Slashed, Study Shows
Tue Jan 20, 2015
Even those who think they have enough saved in a 401K could lose it all in another crash.
Do the Rich Pay Lower Taxes than You?
Fri Jan 16, 2015
In reply to:Larry-2672013 #2.1 Sales tax has to be a flat percentage. What else would you expect ? A vendor can't ask you to provide proof of income and then tax a different percentage based on that.
As Rents Soar, 2015 May Be the Year to Buy a Home
Wed Dec 31, 2014
In reply to:Coragyps Atratus #3.4 You hit the nail on the head. I grew up in NJ and once your kids are done with high school, you get very little for the ridiculous property taxes you pay. It's very common for property taxes to be > $10K / year, especially in central and northern part …
Shake Shack, Classic NYC Burger Joint, to Go Public
Mon Dec 29, 2014
In reply to:BillyBob-7141987 #1.1 Add the sarcasm to understand the post.
Nearly One in Five Americans Say They'll Be in Debt Forever
Wed Dec 10, 2014
In reply to: Fancy Pantz #4 Sure, but they don't put a gun to your head and tell you to sign. Ultimately, YOU are the one who is signing. If you won't be able to pay it back, don't sign !
Minimum Wage Protests Hit Cities Across U.S.
Thu Dec 4, 2014
In reply to: Mark Thomas-9442785 #14.15 The problem is this. What exactly is reasonable ? Technically, ANY wage is a "living wage". For example, if you drop out of school and can only get work that pays $10/hour, then you must learn to live on that wage. For example, you can …
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