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Here’s How Much a Kid Born in 2013 Will Cost You

How much are kids worth? How much would you pay to have an extra munchkin, rug rat, tricycle motor, ankle biter or whatever else you want to call them running

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The Best Demographic Trends of the Century

Almost ALL developed countries have poor demographics, with few exceptions.

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Rural Wages vs. Urban Pay: Time for Dorothy to Head Back to Kansas?

As rural wages move up to compete with urban pay & the cost of city living shoots higher, we need the next driving force to improve our standards of living.

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Keep Tax Increases at Bay: Buy Local

The problem with the middle class is that it’s shrinking… that much is obvious. There seem to be two basic approaches to reversing this trend. The government can either raise

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More Purchasing Power, Less Taxes

As we close out 2014 and set our sights on an even more prosperous 2015, I think the entire country deserves a raise. I’m not talking about raising hourly pay

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Purchasing Power in Nickels and Dimes

The U.S. Postal Service is branching out. The service has been running a test program of delivering groceries in the San Francisco area, and just won approval to keep the

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How Much is That Hot Rod in the Window?

Having bad credit doesn’t mean you won’t get a car loan. But you probably won’t be buying the car of your dreams. Living in Florida requires a lot of patience.

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Add $180 to Your Wages

The report is in and the news is fantastic! According to the Census Bureau, in 2013, the inflation-adjusted median income in the U.S. soared from $51,759 to $51,959. Which brings

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10 Things That Affect Your Purchasing Power

This might be considered “wonkish,” but it tells the story of how middle-class purchasing power has suffered since 2007. Recently, the Federal Reserve released the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances

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Purchasing Power Sits Idle in the Basement

Studying and understanding demographic trends is critical when predicting generational spending patterns and long-term economic trends in our economy and markets. The Pew Research Center estimates that in 2012, 57