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High-Paying Jobs Where Women Outnumber Men

The existence of the gender wage gap is well known. On average, women who work full time earn 82% of what their male colleagues do, according to the American Association of University Women. However,…


Cryptocurrency: Breaking Down the Basics

If you asked 10 random people if they ever used cryptocurrency, you'd likely get 10 nos, but it seems like the digital alt-money is trending more every day. It's easy to understand why. Bitcoin, the…

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See How Much More Tuition Costs for Gen Z Than It Did for Gen X at 30 Popular Colleges

If it seems like college keeps getting more and more expensive, it's because it truly is — and the price hikes are outpacing inflation by a long shot. When Gen X began attending college in the '80s,…

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30 Places in America That Are Getting Poorer

America has changed significantly since the end of the 1960s, but one of the changes with the greatest impact has been the economic shift away from a manufacturing economy and toward a service-based…

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25 Cities Where the Middle Class Is Thriving

Across various publications, experts and reports, a recurring critical theme is the state of the middle class in America and its struggles in an increasingly expensive and transforming society….

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See Joe Biden’s Plans for the Shocking Costs of Climate Change

The topic of climate change has become a political football, with both Republicans and Democrats arguing that they have the better solution to the problem. Regardless of how the U.S. addresses the…

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4 Things to Watch in the Markets Friday

As we close out what seemed, on its surface, to be a promising week for the U.S. economy, Americans still have a number of financial concerns, including the impending end of unemployment relief…

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Most Surprising Cities To Live In If You Want To Make a Lot of Money

Concrete jungles like New York might have lucrative career options, but take a look at these cities where you can earn a surprisingly sizable paycheck.

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8 Successful Companies That Were IPO Flops

An initial public offering (IPO) is the most popular way for a company to enter the public market — there have been already more than 300 IPOs in 2020 so far. Though there are clear incentives to an…


5 Staggering Hospital Bills From COVID-19 Patients

During a global pandemic, not getting medical treatment isn't an option. If someone's feeling ill or worried that they might have contracted COVID-19, it's important to get tested immediately. And if…

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The Midwest’s 25 Biggest Weather Disasters

The United States is one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world. Whether it's from droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires, climate and weather systems result in loss of life…

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Best and Worst States to Be Poor in America

Being poor is never easy, but your environment plays a big role in just how challenging it can be. Living in the wrong area can mean basic costs like groceries or housing are higher than they need to…

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Car Manufacturers That May Not Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

Automakers are experiencing a historically difficult time. The coronavirus pandemic has both made it hard to safely manufacture vehicles and dried up demand for new cars. With car companies reeling,…

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States Least Prepared for the Recession

Many American families and economists alike are often guessing as to when the next recession will hit the U.S. — and what will cause it. There are key indicators that could help predict the current…

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The Richest Small Town in Every State

When you think of richest locations in the U.S., places like San Francisco, New York and Beverly Hills might come to mind. But prosperity and affluence aren't only thriving among the glitz and glamour…

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States That Spend the Most and Least on Welfare

With the cost of living rising in many parts of the country, state and local governments are spending billions of dollars on public welfare. The total spending on public welfare — which includes…

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The No. 1 Product in Each State Hit Hardest by the Trade War

The ongoing saga of the trade dispute between China and the United States doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. In fact, plenty of prognosticators are expecting the current conflict to stretch on…

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19 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About the Penny

The penny seems like just a simple coin, but there's a lot more to it. Take a look at the history of pennies and the many little known facts about it.

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5 People Who Lost Everything in the Financial Crisis and How They Bounced Back

There’s no question that the 2008 financial crisis hit America hard. Find out how five people who lost everything in the recession turned their lives around and took control of their finances.

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10 of the Worst Tornadoes in History

The U.S. experiences about 1,200 tornadoes per year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And 10 of these extreme weather events — some of which reach decades back –…

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California’s 25 Biggest Earthquakes

With the recent earthquakes near Ridgecrest, California, talk of the "big one" and quake awareness are once again reaching epic proportions in the earthquake capital of the United States. Researchers…

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New Study Shows the Huge Impact Gentrification Is Having on Residents in These Cities

Gentrification is the influx of a group of wealthier people into an existing urban area, which causes an increase in property values and rental rates, as well as possible changes to the area's…

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Ford and 13 Companies Who Lost Over $1 Billion to Trump’s Trade War

The economy czar of the People's Republic of China will visit Washington, D.C. at the end of January to continue talks aimed at putting a halt to the ongoing trade war between China and the United…

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America Spends Much More on Prisoners Than Students — Here’s Why

The U.S. makes up only 4.4 percent of the global population, yet it holds nearly a quarter of the world's prisoners. Over the last 40 years, American prison populations have skyrocketed by 500…

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20 Companies That Create the Most American Jobs

These companies are bringing new jobs to cities across the United States.

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States With the Strongest Economies in 2018

If you're planning to relocate, for your career or any other reason, a state's economy can be a big deciding factor in where you choose to live. Economic strong points alone, however, don't make a…

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LA’s New, $2.6 Billion NFL Stadium Is Driving Up Home Prices In This Neighborhood

The Los Angeles Rams and Chargers have a new home. And it's raising the prices of all those around it.

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These Cities Are Getting Poorer — But Are They Affordable to Live?

There was a time in this country when cities like Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland and Detroit were capitals of industry. Companies in those cities employed tens of thousands of workers in automotive and…

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How These 9 Banks Are Quietly Running the American Economy

There are few industries that have a greater impact on your everyday life — whether you realize it or not — than banking. That ranges from the small community banks where you go to get a…

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How These 9 Banks Are Quietly Running the American Economy

There are few industries that have a greater impact on your everyday life — whether you realize it or not — than banking. That ranges from the small community banks where you go to get a…

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Experts Predict How Long Cash Will Survive

Remember when you had to pay for nearly everything with cash? Probably not if you are a baby boomer, Gen Xer, millennial or younger. Checks have been commonplace since World War II. Credit cards have…

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How Much Money in Old Satellites Is Floating Up in Space?

What do you call a landfill when there's a rather notable absence of land involved? Space might be the final frontier, but it's also the last stop for nearly 1,900 tons of junk. From tiny fragments…

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It’s Trump’s 2-Year Anniversary in Office: Here’s How American Finances Have Changed

Politics have certainly become livelier in the U.S. since President Donald Trump was elected to office in November 2016. But cutting through all the noise — such as Russian election tampering,…

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How Much Climate Change Will Steal From Your Pocket This Year

When the Fourth National Climate Assessment was released on Black Friday, it presented a pretty grim outlook on the economic impacts of climate change. With the future bringing everything from longer,…

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5 Experts Predict What Will Happen to the Economy in 2019

By most measures, 2018 was a banner year for the U.S. economy. Wages grew and the unemployment rate fell to an almost 50-year low. The gross domestic product increased at a rate of 4.2 percent in the…

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What It’s Really Like to Be in America’s Middle Class

A recent GOBankingRates study identified the best and worst states for families and people who are in the middle class. The worst states for the middle class tend to have expensive real estate and…

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Check Out Trump’s New Limos and Helicopters — They Cost You Billions

Tax dollars are at work with upgrades to the president's limousine fleet and Air Force helicopters. President Donald Trump's redesigned $1.5 million Cadillac is unlike anything you can buy off the…

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States With the Most and Least Amount of Debt

Some Americans have student debt they'll be paying off for decades. Others have low-paying jobs keeping them in a vicious cycle of credit card debt just to make ends meet. They all are struggling with…

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20 Richest States in America

Is there a relationship between a state's wealth and how much its residents get paid? To figure this out, GOBankingRates first determined the richest states in America based on five factors: GDP per…

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New China-Imposed Tariffs Hit Tesla Hard

Tesla prices have surged thanks to the trade war between the U.S. and China. CEO Elon Musk revealed plans to open a Tesla factory in China. Tesla is feeling the heat in the ongoing trade battle…

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The Most Profitable Industry in Every State

America's 50 states have unique cultures, landscapes and exports. The top industries in some states export less than $100 million worth of goods annually. In other states, the top export is worth tens…