Men in Contemporary Society

Share List With an increased focus on the pay disparity between genders, women in the workplace are a frequent subject of studies. How many work? How many out-earn their husbands? How many make less than their male peers?  Meanwhile, we don’t often see many studies about men. Just how are men faring in today’s society?…

Life at Home is Your Business

Share List With a businessman running against a career politician in this year’s presidential race, one topic of discussion has been the pros and cons of running the country like a business.  The idea has been broached before, with several past presidents boasting more business than public service experience. In fact, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt…

Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Share List Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. labor market. The number of jobs created from startups peaked in the late 1990s before declining steadily through the first 10 years of the 2000s.1 However, from the ashes of the recession comes a phoenix of entrepreneurship.  In a recent study, 66…

What’s New With Social Security?

Share List Before the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 passed, the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund was projected to be depleted sometime this year.  Congress shifted tax revenues from the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to keep disability benefits fully funded. However, Social Security still faces long-term shortfalls under currently scheduled funding…

Banks Dialing Up Mobile Services

Share List New technology continues to be rolled out to make banking more convenient than ever.  According to Federal Reserve research data, 53 percent of smartphone owners with a bank account have used mobile banking. Over 17 million customers at Wells Fargo alone use mobile banking, making it the fastest-growing channel in the company’s history.1 …