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Millennials, taxes and politics

With income taxes due today, many U. S. citizens are coming face to face with the challenges of a still-lagging economy. Tax day is never pleasant but this year, with additional anxieties raised by disturbing world events, financial uncertainty reigns. Millennials, particularly, are struggling due to their high numbers of unemployment and underemployment – as well as the over $1.6 trillion they carry, as a group, in student loan debt. Into this environment, four candidates have officially thrown their hats in the ring for the 2016 Presidential election: Marco Rubio, … Continue reading

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Millennials: A Mixed Bag

Are you celebrating the holidays – whether they’re Passover, Easter or just a long weekend – with family? If you’ve got members of all generations, you’ve likely noticed that others may slip into categorizing Americans by lumping them together based on their year of birth: those born in the 1920’s were the greatest, the 40’s, traditionalists, the 50’s, hippies. But what about the Millennials? If you’ve got one in your family, you know that, as a group, they’re a little harder to categorize. At 80 million strong, they can run … Continue reading

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March Madness Again

Have you filled out your bracket yet? If you’re like 40 million others this year, you’ve already studied the stats and made your decisions. Since some of us complete more than one form, about 70 million will be submitted – with wagers totaling about $9 billion. We’ve even coined a new word to describe our fascination with the process: bracketology. I’ve got family members who attended Duke and Kentucky so I’m always torn between these perennial favorites and rivals. But with relatives who went to Lafayette, UC Irvine and Harvard, … Continue reading

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The Dress and Social Media

You know what dress we’re talking about – the one that in reality is blue and black but looks white and gold under certain lighting. The question of its color went viral after a photo of it appeared on Tumblr last week. After only two days, Facebook was alive with the controversy and over 11 million tweets had been made arguing about the true shades of the two-tone dress. But the important question isn’t actually what color the dress is. If it were, the scientific explanation for the discrepancy in … Continue reading

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