understanding your paycheck

Everyone is happy when payday comes around. If paid by the hour, most people have a general idea of how much that paycheck will be based upon how many hours have been worked in the pay period. For those with jobs based upon an annual salary, there is also an expectation (based on the monthly […]

In a world full of scammers and hackers, it is hard to believe that there may be money somewhere out there just waiting for you to claim it. Most of us would think this is just another prank. But in reality, the possibility that you may have unclaimed property is quite real. Unclaimed Fortunes ABC […]

How do credit cards work

With the rise of large-scale data breaches involving sensitive consumer and financial data, the public has become increasingly aware of the potential vulnerability of the credit and debit cards that so many people carry.  The weak link? The magnetic strip on the back.   EMV  (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards using microchip technology were developed for […]


There are many people who inspire us in life for various reasons. In the case of Mark Zuckerberg, he went from just another child born into an upper, middle class family, to become the youngest billionaire in the world. Early Life Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14th, 1984 in White Plains, New York […]

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It’s no secret that industries are having trouble keeping up with the rapid pace of technological and environmental developments. What may be a surprise is how far behind the U.S. government has fallen, especially where wasting paper is concerned. This is especially ironic given that the “go green” movement actually began in 1948 when the […]


We all love a good success story, but what’s even better is one that has the little guy faced with seemingly impossible odds, yet somehow managing to come out on top. The following are some of our favorite success stories of those who were once ridiculed as insignificant start-ups, but became incredibly successful against all […]

Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” It’s no secret that the majority of CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies read an average of four to five books per month. Check out the top 8 on CEO lists. Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin “Step one in […]

federal reserve building

It’s commonly assumed that paper money is backed by the government, but a closer look at the money in your wallet reveals otherwise. Check out any one of the bills in your wallet. You’ll see a notation across the top that reads “Federal Reserve Note,” which at one time said, “United States Note,”  as shown […]

As a mom who has opted to stay at home with your children, you may seek opportunities to work from home, either full-time or part-time. If so, you’re in luck. An increasing number of companies are seeing the benefits of hiring remote workers. Unfortunately, the number of scammers has also risen. So how do you […]