Today’s Solutions: June 16, 2024

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Got debt? Here’s a strategy for paying it off.

According to financial experts, Around 80 percent of American adults are in debt in some shape or form. Whether it’s student loans, medical bills, car payments, credit cards, or mortgages, to put it bluntly, the nation has some bills to pay. With these huge sums lingering over our heads, there's Read More...

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G7 finance ministers meet to support global tax accountability accord

Wealth inequality around the world has increased dramatically since the 1980s with the top one percent owning 40 percent of the world's wealth. In the US, this problem is even more severe with the top 0.1 percent owning more than the bottom 90 percent. This inequality is exacerbated by financial Read More...

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Using this debit card helps fund reforestation projects around the world

You might be familiar with the Google-alternative, eco-friendly search engine Ecosia, which uses 80 percent of its ad-generated revenue to plant millions of trees around the world. If you have been using the search engine to help fight climate change, you'll probably be excited to hear about Read More...

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This Washington town created its own currency to help locals get by

During the darkest days of the Great Depression, the logging city of Tenino, Washington, created a complimentary wooden currency to help locals survive the economic crisis. Now, almost 90 years later, the town is once again “printing money” on postcard-sized sheets of maple to help locals Read More...

The Paycheck Protection Progra

The Paycheck Protection Program is a refreshing piece of business

Small businesses have already cut millions of jobs because the coronavirus crisis forced them to close and they could no longer pay salaries. But an important piece of the $2 billion coronavirus relief bill signed last week—a $350 million “paycheck protection program”—will use government Read More...

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Giant Goldman Sachs will invest $750bn into climate action over next decade

As the private sector is slowly coming to its senses about the urgent need to address climate change, one of Wall Street’s major investment banks has recently revealed its plan to further bring this urgency to the fore. Over the weekend, financial behemoth Goldman Sachs announced its plans to Read More...

Mastercard bans automatic bill

Mastercard bans automatic billing after ending of free trials

Have you ever subscribed to a free online trial and forgotten to cancel before the company bills you? Some businesses argue that it makes the process of acquiring a service easier for the user, but people protest that companies benefit from obtaining information used to automatically charge unwary Read More...

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3 apps that can help you master your finances and make saving a game

Cyber game manufacturers are capitalizing on the popular and addictive nature of phone games to help users not only have fun but also master their finances. The three games highlighted here are dominating the personal finance landscape, each with a different approach to helping users Read More...

Living in the gift

Living in the gift

Why we need to restore a sense of the sacred to the economy. Charles Eisenstein | September 2011 Issue Today, we associate money with the profane and for good reason. If anything is sacred in this world, it is surely not money. Money seems to be the enemy of our better instincts, as is clear every Read More...

Why we buy

Why we buy

The emerging field of behavioral economics helps explain why spending comes so much easier than saving. Adam Smith |July/August 2010 issue We need more than multinationals to achieve economic Read More...