Daily Inspiration: Free Your Burdens With Financial Literacy

Money is the number one cause of stress. It’s said that most American’s don’t even have one thousand dollars saved for emergencies. People are living paycheck to paycheck and are stuck in a never ending cycle. We are financially illiterate as a society. Public school education does stress the basics of finance. Saving, investing and growing wealth is literally a foreign language to someone who … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Free Your Burdens With Financial Literacy

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

Porn: America’s Secret Obsession

American’s love porn, that’s just the bottom line. The days of hiding the scantily clad women on glossy pages in bedside tables and under mattresses has now given way to glowing screens of eroticism. The internet aided in the ease of access by making content a click away. In the early 2000s, it was reported that porn was a $10 billion dollar industry. In 2019 the … Continue reading Porn: America’s Secret Obsession

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

The Future of Jobs is Nothing New

Retailers and restaurants across the country are jumping on the bandwagon—the automation bandwagon. Chances are, you may have noticed an influx of self check-outs that are easily outfitted to complete your transaction. It seems to be the permanent direction of the future and it is nothing new. Automation launched the textile and other industries into mass production during the Industrial Revolution. Some of the most … Continue reading The Future of Jobs is Nothing New

Internalizing Ads Obliterates Self Esteem

Advertisements are everywhere—on tv, in movies and in print. Companies have found new ways to market their products using technology. Mostly to their benefit and not the consumers. Photoshop showed society that too much of a good thing definitely exists. Perfection gleamed across pages and screens so much so, that magazines had to admit that their models were heavily airbrushed. Although, some of these ads … Continue reading Internalizing Ads Obliterates Self Esteem

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

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