Cost of Living and Minimum Wage

President Biden’s coronavirus stimulus package has the intention of flooding the economy with money at a time when economic growth is sputtering. Ironically, it contains one provision likely to create exactly the opposite of what he intends: raising the national...

Money Skills Matter For Life Success

A popular money script is to assume that fame, accomplishments, and excellence in one’s field equate to financial security. Like any money script, this can be true in some cases and incorrect in others. But it is interesting to me that the common attitude  is that...

Trump’s Tax Avoidance

Every once in a while, a breaking news story is on a topic that I actually understand. The September 27 New York Times article, “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance,” is one such story. Many reactions to it show...

Downsides of Working From Home

Watch this video on YouTube If you are working from home and feeling distracted, isolated, displaced, and less productive, you have a lot of company. In a recent survey, Morning Consult asked full-time workers working remotely about the downside of their new work...

PPP Loans and Public Shaming

Watch this video on YouTube On March 27, the US Congress approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill intended to inject money into the economy to help the millions of workers and small businesses devastated by COVID-19 closures. The CARES Act provided for $350 billion for...

Realities and Risks of Being a Landlord

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column on ways to share an unneeded stimulus check, I suggested you could consider giving it to someone struggling to pay their rent. Initially, I added, “Doing so will benefit both the renter and the landlord.” Upon...