Minimum Wage Still Raising Concerns

Share List During this politically charged election year, one of the driving issues involves wages: Gender inequality, overall income inequality and the controversial movement to increase the national minimum wage.  The fast food industry would likely feel the most effects from a minimum wage increase, and recently some of the largest companies have announced varying…

Who is the Middle Class Now?

Share List The definition of middle class can vary depending on who you ask.  A young college graduate with a $22,000 entry-level job may consider herself middle class because her parents were, she graduated from college and she’s just starting her white-collar career.  A married blue-collar worker with two children making $41,000 a year may…

Taking Your Best Shot at House Hunting

Share List It’s that time of year again. Homeowners have been painting, repairing, trimming and planting in an effort to get their properties ready for the spring real estate selling season.  It’s an annual ritual that, according to those in the industry, hasn’t created enough volume in recent years. Perhaps this year we’re poised for…

We’re Living in a Digital World

Share List Madonna, David Bowie, Lady Gaga: Some of the most successful entertainers in show business have been renowned for reinventing themselves. But, when you think about how much our lives have changed over the years, reinvention has become a part of our everyday routines as well.  Twenty-five years ago, we had to stay at…