Achieving Today’s American Dream is Different

Decades of statistics have revealed that American’s are not as comfortable as they used to be. Financial gurus have made a fortune writing books and giving seminars on how to pull the bootstraps up of millions of American’s. The advice is helpful but usually sought for after catastrophe. Let’s examine the typical American: they rent an apartment that eats up half or more of their … Continue reading Achieving Today’s American Dream is Different

Can You Afford to Die?

Death has a price tag. The average cost of a funeral is starting around $10,000. Recently, someone I know passed away and wanted to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. The plot alone was $11,000. Needless to say, the family sought out more affordable options. The costs are astronomical and it’s quite clear that death is a business — a lucrative one at … Continue reading Can You Afford to Die?

Daily Inspiration: Man Thwarts Package Thieves

Mark Rober is an engineer that has used his expertise respond to an incredibly frustrating problem, package theft. With the rise of companies like Amazon, online shopping has become a way of life. Unfortunately, this convenience leaves hard earned money glittering on your doorstep. In today’s video he shows up his latest invention. It’s a booby trap package that shoots glitter, squirts fart spray and … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Man Thwarts Package Thieves

Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video

Drake is a rapper/singer who is quite popular worldwide. Before music stardom, he was an actor on the teen drama show Degrassi. The budget for the video of his single “Gods Plan” was almost 1 million dollars. Instead of using the money for a lavish video, he donated cash and gifts to people and organizations around Miami. The gesture was well received by the recipients … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video

Kansas Offers Opportunity For Student Loan Repayment

Student loan debt is no stranger to higher education seekers. As the demand for education has increased over the years, so has the price; leaving millions of people in debt and scrambling to make ends meet. According to the Pew Research Center, Americans owed more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. These loans are great avenues for people to get a degree, that simply … Continue reading Kansas Offers Opportunity For Student Loan Repayment

Childhood Cancer: More Than 4

A cancer diagnosis can send anyone reeling with panic. Families are sent into a tailspin, awaiting the prognosis. A significant portion of cancer research focuses on the treatment of adults, yielding amazing results. However, the same advances for children have been stonewalled. The federal governments allots a certain amount of money to cancer research each year.  The National Cancer Institute  is the government’s primary agency … Continue reading Childhood Cancer: More Than 4

Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle

Housing is a significant roadblock for those who cannot create generational wealth. Finding adequate solutions are often met with discussion and debate; making poverty a hot button issue in the United States.  Social programs have been centered around lifting the unfortunate out of desolate situations and making life more affordable. Long term efficacy of these efforts remains to be seen. In 2017, there is not … Continue reading Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle