GM and Ford Deserve Less Credit Than Companies That Always Kept Jobs in America

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In the last few weeks, American automobile makers General Motors and Ford Motor Co. have announced plans to bring manufacturing and other jobs back to the U.S. And they’re not the only ones. Sixteen years ago, Denver-based Samsonite shut down its manufacturing plant over profitability concerns. To cut down on costs, the luggage company has been making the majority of...

Deadliest Jobs – What do Alaska Adventure Jobs Pay?

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If you love high wages, then you might want to consider some of the great jobs in Alaska. The low population means that you will face very few traffic jams. Many people get to spend days or weeks with little contact with others definitely helping to reduce the stress level. Most of these jobs are outdoors. Psychologists know that...

Can Trump Simplify the Tax Code?

The U.S. tax code is complicated. That is one point we can all agree on. President Trump and Republicans want it simplified with a flat tax, but that means losing some, if not all, entitlements, deductions and tax credits. For some, it’s worth it for the time and effort it would save tax payers and the government.   The Cost of...

The Dangers of Renting Your Home on Airbnb

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Are you looking to make some extra money by renting out an extra room or, while you’re out of town, your entire home? Airbnb has quickly become one of the most popular options for both renters and homeowners who want to score some extra cash. After all, you make your rent or home payment every month anyways, it makes...

The Impact of a Repatriation Tax Holiday

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The words "tax credit" are heard so frequently and yet, there are many individual taxpayers who possess minimal knowledge of what those words mean and the impact they have on an economy. The official definition of tax credit is a certain amount of money that may be offset against tax liabilities. In layman's terms this means that the amount...

What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

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Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that it will increase national debt and only benefit the rich, Trump's plan actually has something for everyone. Trump's plan promises to kill the estate tax, also known as the "death tax." Trump feels that inheritance money...

The Shell Game: Exposing Americans in the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers is the largest ever leak of secure data. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung received a large amount of encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based company that sells offshore shell companies to wealthy clients.  The secure documents have been called the “Panama Papers” which contain copies of emails, PDFs, and photo files from the secretive law firm located...

How Airlines are United in Lowering their Customer Service

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There was once a time when flying was considered a luxury event that included the finest seating options plush with comfort and full meals that were surprisingly adequate considering the venue. Unfortunately, those days are nothing but a faint memory at this point. Airlines have since evolved to accommodate more passengers on a daily basis, and they seem no...

Are We on the Edge of Another Mortgage Crisis?

Real Estate Investors be advised. The US housing market may be in for another mortgage crisis on the level of that ten years ago. Or maybe not. Different sources claim different opinions, and both deserve exploration. So, without further ado: The 2017 (Or Not) Mortgage Bubble.   A History Lesson A number of financial factors caused the infamous 2008 Housing Crisis in...

What Extras Can Your HR Provide for Blue Collar Workers?

As technology advances and our world turns more and more to automation it seems many blue-collar jobs are dwindling. But blue-collar workers still do the brunt of some of the world’s most important work. From oil extraction to welding parts, these jobs are important to our resources and economy. For your workers, making their job easier is something you...

Do You Have a Web Presence Strategy?

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The way your brand is presented online will determine how many people actually visit your website. In order to boost your visibility online, you need an effective web presence strategy that goes beyond simply having an amazing website. So, what does this mean? In a nutshell, "web presence strategy" is a mix of strategies that includes SEO, content marketing,...

How an Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Small Businesses

Ever since the depths of the Great Recession and the collapse of the housing market, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at close to zero. Those artificially low interest rates were designed to spark a wave of hiring, encourage investments and give home buyers greater confidence and lower mortgage payments.   For the most part, the actions of the Federal...

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How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Impact Families

Families are impacted daily by wrongful deaths. An individual may be working and, due to the negligence of another, an accident can ensue causing...