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March 11, 2019

Bob Veres

Lifestyle, Money

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Work History   When you hear that the workplace of the future is going to dramatically change (due to automation and artificial intelligence), do you ever wonder how the jobs picture has changed over the past 165 years?   Recently, the McKinsey Global Institute pored over old records dating back to 1850 and thereafter, to […]

Skyrocketing Student Loans- While some are worried about the rapidly growing U.S. national debt, others are looking at a different debt bomb that is slowly ticking in American households. Debt by Americans age 19 to 29 years old exceeded an astonishing $1 trillion at the end of last year, the highest exposure for the group […]

Chances are, you already know it’s expensive to raise a family in this day and age. But exactly how much over the 20 years until your kids reach the age of maturity? A recent analysis by the EverQuote organization estimated various costs for two parents plus a son and daughter for normal costs like housing, […]

Virgin Group founder and self-made billionaire Richard Branson dropped out of school at the age of 16 to start Student Magazine, and later founded Virgin Records—and a few other businesses along the way. Over time and various blog posts, he has recorded some thoughts on how to be successful in business and in life, apparently […]

Have you ever enjoyed a glass of wine at dinner and wondered what the one-percenters are enjoying at their tables? Or, perhaps, the one-tenth-of-one-percenters?   Sotheby’s, the auction house based in New York, London and Hong Kong, recently released its 2018 Wine Market Report, which is a summary of the auction action last year among […]

Rich or Comfortable? What would you have to make to be a one-percenter—that is, to have an income in the upper one percent of the population—in the U.S., Singapore, China, Brazil, England or Australia?   The answer, of course, differs in every country. At the bottom of the scale, someone earning $81,000 a year in […]

Magnetic Poles You probably know that when you look at a compass needle, it doesn’t point exactly to the place at the very top of the world, called North Pole. The magnetized needle, instead, is attracted to the MAGNETIC North Pole, which is in a different location.   In fact, the Earth’s Magnetic North Pole […]