Financial Cents: Posts About Financial News
Christmas started getting commercialized well before the 20th century, but it took Coca-Cola to launch a certain jolly old elf into the commercial stratosphere.
Posted on: December 12, 2018
If your retirement plan involves your kid becoming a millionaire sports star, you probably want them playing baseball or basketball, not football.
Posted on: November 08, 2018
There's a lot of money in politics today, but old-timey politicians used to straight-up bribe them for their votes—sometimes with booze!
Posted on: November 01, 2018
Trade wars are the petty schoolyard fights of international politics, only with billions of dollars and thousands (maybe millions) of jobs on the line.
Posted on: October 31, 2018
There aren't enough affordable home and apartments to go around, which means that rent and mortgage payments are taking a big bite out of people's paychecks.
Posted on: October 29, 2018
There isn't any single reason that medical costs have gone up, but that just means there aren't any easy solutions either.
Posted on: October 25, 2018
People love horror movies, and rubber masks are cheap. Producer Jason Blum has turned that formula into a money-printing movie empire.
Posted on: October 18, 2018
When it comes to the Inc. 500, three-peats are rare: Only one in four companies manages to make the prestigious list for three consecutive years.
Posted on: August 15, 2018
According to one survey, over half of Uber drivers are ages 61 and above. Turns out that driving for a rideshare app can be a great way for retirees to earn some extra income—and fill their spare time!
Posted on: August 10, 2018
A new study has found that bankruptcy rates for Americans 65 and older have grown fivefold since 1991—and indicates that a fraying social safety net is to blame.
Posted on: August 08, 2018