Markets

The average amount people pay in property taxes in every US state

Property taxes aren’t cheap — but homeowners in some states have it easier than others. States in New England and the Northeast took seven of the top 10 most-expensive spots. Some Midwestern states took top spots, with Illinois and Wisconsin also in the top 10. But states with low costs […]
The average amount people pay in property taxes in every US state
News

One map shows how much a $15 minimum wage would be worth in every state

Democrats introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, where the minimum wage would gradually increase to $US15 per hour, starting with an increase from $US7.25 to $US9.50 this year. The Economic Policy Institute notes that this will raise wages for 32 million workers. The value of $US15 varies across […]
One map shows how much a $15 minimum wage would be worth in every state
Markets

11 hidden costs of moving to the suburbs

It might seem like you get more home for your money when you move out of the cty, but there are a lot of little costs that come with living in the suburbs. Everything from transportation, to buying more furniture for your bigger home, to lawn maintenance will add to […]
11 hidden costs of moving to the suburbs
Markets

The 15 best states to retire for a low cost of living in your golden years

For anyone thinking about relocating for retirement,affordability is a big consideration. According to data from Blacktower Financial Management, the best states for retirees based on cost of living are Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Other states to make the list include Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee, which all offer retirees affordable […]
The 15 best states to retire for a low cost of living in your golden years
News

Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get by,’ expert says

Retail work has become increasingly untenable over the last decade. Business Insider spoke to employment attorney and labour expert Krista Hardwick about how conditions have changed for retail workers since 2009. Retail companies’ cost-cutting measures have all but eliminated full-time jobs for most retail workers, resulting in many workers having […]
Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get by,’ expert says
Lifestyle

These are the most expensive cities in the world in 2019

Singapore reigns as the world’s most expensive city for the fifth year in a row, based on a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. This year, Paris and Hong Kong join Singapore for a three-way tie in the top spot. Asia remains the continent with the most expensive cities, closely […]
These are the most expensive cities in the world in 2019
Markets

15 US cities where wealthy families pay the least in taxes

For wealthy families wanting to save on taxes, these 15 cities in Washington, Texas, Florida, and Indiana are the best, according to data from GOBankingRates. The data considers state and local taxes, the costs of homes, median incomes, and community factors like crime rates and school quality. Suburbs near cities […]
15 US cities where wealthy families pay the least in taxes
Strategy

11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs

Raising children is expensive no matter what, but whether parents decide to raise them in a city or a suburb can impact the cost significantly. Besides the cost, major differences between raising children in cities and suburbs include transportation, schooling, and housing. Here are 11 major differences between raising kids […]
11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs