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Veterans in the Labor Market: 2024 Update

Rajashri Chakrabarti, Dan Garcia, and Maxim Pinkovskiy Veterans constitute a significant segment of the male labor force, and understanding labor market disparities between veterans and non‑veterans is an important component…

Did It Matter?

Manufacturing #10A & 10B, Cankun Factory, Xiamen City, 2005. Edward Burtynsky Classes finished up last week. One of the things I was teaching this semester was undergraduate economic history, which…

A Quarter of Women in the Workplace Fear They’re “On The Wrong Track” For Retirement

Survey reveals gender gap in retirement readiness and confidence among employer-sponsored retirement plan participants In a year where more Americans are reaching 65 than ever before, lingering economic concerns are…

2024 Australian aid spending and effectiveness update

Foreign aid was increased by 4% over what had been projected last year to bring the 2024-25 aid budget to $4.961 billion, virtually unchanged from the (inflation-adjusted) 2023-24 level of…

The Stinginess of Financial Independence: Careful Being Cheap

With the New York Times article on Fat FIRE, I’ve been thinking a lot more about the repercussions of achieving financial independence and retiring early. One of those repercussions is…

Why Investing in a Freezer Room is Essential for Growing Cafes

One thing is crystal clear in the bustling landscape of cafes: proper cold storage is non-negotiable. From keeping ingredients fresh to ensuring food safety, the need for reliable cold storage…

Zero Downpayment Mortgage Program – MortgageDepot

This program is truly innovative and can help many borrowers achieve their dream of homeownership without the burden of a down payment. MortgageDepot’s 0% Down Program is designed to assist…

DBS POSB Retirement digiPortfolio review: Is it any good?

You may have heard of target date funds as the popular choice for retirement savers in the US. So, why are they not the default here? The new Retirement digiPortfolio…

FI Bullets – April 2024Insights

In the month of April, with the start of the new financial year, Nifty made a new all-time high of 22,783.35 and also surged 1.24% adding 277.95 points. Likewise, the…

A Deep Dive into Marketing Volunteer Time Off for Nonprofits

Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) programs continue to gain traction as companies boost their CSR while engaging employees in meaningful community activities. These initiatives not only reflect a company’s commitment…

What Is the Consumer Doing…?

My long-standing skepticism about survey data has reached the point where I feel compelled to comment on the current state of the art. While it is always risky to ignore…

Six Myths About Owning a Small Business

A lot of individuals believe that launching a small business is the way to achieve financial stability, personal fulfillment, and independence. However, a lot of aspiring company owners and entrepreneurs…

Steve Blank Secret History – When Kodak Went to War with Polaroid

This part 2 of the Secret History of Polaroid and Edwin Land. Read part 1 for context. Kodak and Polaroid, the two most famous camera companies of the 20th century,…

Proof That Net Neutrality Was Never about ‘Saving the Internet’

Doors of the Federal Communication Commission, would-be internet regulators. In 2017, late-night host Stephen Colbert told his audience that it was “a sad day” because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

Custom Home Building Slowdown

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates a slowing market for custom home building after a recent gain in market…