the gig economy

The Gig Economy and Its Effect on Retirement Saving

While some workers enjoy the security of the nine-to-five job, an increasing number of people are ditching the idea of going to the office every day in exchange for a more freelance style of earning income. The gig economy refers to members of the workforce who, rather than working one job full time, opt to work several short-term, freelance “gigs” or in the form of on-demand services. Uber drivers, wedding photographers, and even web developers are just a few examples.

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Medicare premiums in 2018

What to Know About Medicare Premiums in 2018

Medicare premiums in 2018 will remain the same for some retirees, but for others who have been paying less than the standard rate, their premiums will increase.

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holiday season stats

Merry Christmas! 10 Holiday Season Stats to Know

With the scent of pine needles permeating the living room, scraps of wrapping paper decorating the floor and families and friends gathered in fellowship, it can only mean one thing—it’s Christmas Day. An integral part of the holiday season, Christmas year to year is generally the most significant economic stimulus for nations across the world—the United States included. As you enjoy your holiday this December 25, take a look at these interesting holiday season stats as it relates to the economics behind Christmas and all that it encompasses.

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Taxes Should be a Secondary Consideration to Economic Decisions

Taxes Should be a Secondary Consideration to Economic Decisions

In general, taxes should be a secondary consideration to economic decisions, not the primary. What does that mean if taxes are important to understand, and often important in the financial decisions we make?

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