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Economy Report 2024

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Summary This document provides some ongoing news about the U.S. economy in 2024. More information will be added as it becomes available. For employment news, see Work and Jobs Report 2024. News Aspen Ideas (26 Jun 2024) “Families and finance: Discussing the state of the U.S. economy at the Aspen Ideas Festival” — Despite a… Continue reading Economy Report 2024

Finance Report 2023

Summary This page offers some general information about the state of the economy, personal finance, and investing. Stories below are listed in chronological order with the source and date used for each entry heading. For news about the job market, read “Labor Report 2023.” News CNBC (14 Jul 2023) “Why Citibank Branches Are Closing Around… Continue reading Finance Report 2023

Global Economy News 2022

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Summary This page contains a few curated news stories relating to the global economy. They are listed below in chronological order with the source and date for each entry. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Speculation about an economic downturn is probably the primary cause of economic downturns. At the end of 2022, many tech firms began laying off… Continue reading Global Economy News 2022

Digital Currency Report 2022

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Summary This document provides general information and a few curated news stories relating to the state of digital currency at the end of 2022. About Digital currency and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum promised a kind of “power to the people” — giving individuals the opportunity to create wealth through mining systems. As the value of… Continue reading Digital Currency Report 2022

Using Intuit Mint with Microsoft Excel for Creating Tax Return Financial Filing Reports

Summary This document describes how to use the Mint financial service to create a spreadsheet for determining total income and expenses for the year. For a small business owner, this is necessary for tax purposes. For those wanting to keep a budget for personal expenses, the process can be helpful. At the bottom of this… Continue reading Using Intuit Mint with Microsoft Excel for Creating Tax Return Financial Filing Reports

Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

I’m alerting everyone I know who uses QuickBooks about the email shown below. It is circulating as of 2 Mar 2021 going to current or former Intuit customers. If you receive the email, know that it is fake and don’t click on anything. You can delete it. I’ve used an image of the email below… Continue reading Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service

Omaze is a nonprofit fundraising platform and service that creates curated raffles for high-value items like vehicles, entertainment, and travel. Organizations using Omaze include: Comic Relief, Doctors Without Borders, Jane Goodall Institute, Malala Fund, National Geographic Society, UNICEF, United Nations Foundation, and many others. Here’s an excerpt from their about page: We exist to empower… Continue reading Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service

Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

A Seismic Shift There are currently three powerful converging forces producing a seismic shift in today’s job market. This article provides you with some suggestions on how to position yourself for long-term career growth and financial wellbeing. The current conditions make this a critical time to start a home-based business that is compatible with social… Continue reading Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

[Source: The Intercept, Naomi Klein, 16 Mar 2020] Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is… Continue reading Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

Why It’s Cheaper To Have A Baby In Finland Than The U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)

As 2019′s happiest country in the world, Finland is undoubtedly a great place to have children. With lengthy parental leave, hundreds of dollars worth of free baby products in the signature baby box and low-to-no childbirth costs, here’s why it’s better to have a baby in Finland than in the U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)… Continue reading Why It’s Cheaper To Have A Baby In Finland Than The U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)

What is economic value, and who creates it?

Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems — so capitalism can be steered toward a bold, innovative and sustainable future that works… Continue reading What is economic value, and who creates it?