Selling blood plasma is big business in the United States. It’s run by large corporations, such as Baxter International and Grigols, that bleed the most impoverished communities (source) to fuel a multibillion-dollar industry. Many developed countries have banned the commercialization of blood, but in the United States, it’s the 10th most valuable export product. The […]

If you have some savings lying around in an account, you should ask yourself, “Am I earning as much interest as I could be?” If you’re keeping your money in a savings account, the answer is usually no. Although some banks and credit unions do offer high-yield account options, a certificate of deposit (CD) will […]

Credit unions typically offer low fees and competitive interest rates, making them an attractive alternative to banks. They can afford to do so because they’re not-for-profit: credit unions are owned by their own members, not anonymous investors. While banks use profits to pay owners and shareholders, credit unions give their profits back to their membership. […]