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Undergrad College Applications Are Up 22%, Mostly From the Wealthy

According to data released by the Common App, undergraduate college applications are up 22%, compared to pre-pandemic rates. However, 60% of college applicants come from affluent communities, while only 5% are from low-income backgrounds.

by Viviana Vazquez
Teaching Teens Financial Literacy with Shopping Experiences

Shopping with a teen can be overwhelming and stressful. Although it is exciting to know that your child is closer to adulthood, but it can be stressful when it comes to teaching financial literacy and providing the proper financial experiences.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
Many Americans Are Still Paying Off Last Year’s Holiday Debt

The holiday season can be an exciting time for many. However, holiday shopping and its associated costs can be stressful. According to a LendingTree survey, almost 50% of American consumers are dreading the holidays, due to their expensive costs.

by Viviana Vazquez
Thailand Planning to Use Crypto to Help its Tourism Industry

Thailand is looking into becoming the latest country to use cryptocurrency to attract tourists. Currently, the tourism industry is working with Thailand's central bank and authority to ensure they are up to date with regulations.

by Matin Varshochi
Understanding the Currency Exchange Rate When Traveling

Depending on what country you are traveling to, exchanging your money into the country’s currency is an essential part of travel. Therefore, before you travel to a different country, it is helpful to understand the country's exchange rate.

by Sheena Allen
Lower-Income Families to Opt-Out of Holiday Spending

With the holiday season approaching, millions of people will be conducting their holiday purchases soon. However, a recent report by Deloitte showcased that 11.5% of consumers will not be partaking in the holiday shopping season due to these reasons.

by Viviana Vazquez
Early Stage Investors, Long Term Wealth Building

Different levels of investing are being unlocked as people scroll through social media. Retail Investing isn't the only way for investor to see wealth when it comes to the stock market - let's discuss the new normal for investors.

by Nadia C. Vanderhall
Will The Child Tax Credit Be Reduced?

The current $3,600 Child Tax Credit payment will be expiring at the end of the year if Congress does not renew it. The tax credit could potentially return to $1,000 by 2025. If you wish to receive Child Tax Credit payments, you can apply one of two ways.

by Matin Varshochi
How to Save Money When Grocery Shopping

Rising prices, known as inflation, typically increase year after year to somewhere around 2%. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, food prices have increased by 4.6% over the past 12 months.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
The U.S. Inflation Rate is at Its Highest Since 1990

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the inflation rate for the past year had surpassed six percent. Protect yourself from inflation by investing your money through these methods.

by Viviana Vazquez
Biden to Compensate Immigrant Families Separated at Border

President Joe Biden is working with the Department of Justice to make amends with the families affected due to Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. To make amends, Biden is planning to financially compensate families who were separated at the border.

by Viviana Vazquez
These Drive-Thru Bots Are Replacing Fast-Food Workers

Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s has been heavily investing in tech startups to help them put AI in their locations. McDonald’s wishes to use AI in its locations to minimize error, improve efficiency, and increase productivity.

by Matin Varshochi
Tesla’s Market Cap Surpasses $1 Trillion After Hertz Order

Due to the pandemic, Hertz filed for bankruptcy. Less than four months after coming out of bankruptcy, they announced a deal with Tesla. The deal with Tesla will include 100,000 Model 3s, which will be shipped to Hertz by the end of 2022.

by Matin Varshochi
Holiday Spending Expected to Reach a Record High This Year

With this year’s holiday season right around the corner, it is the best time for businesses to increase their profits. As the economy is returning to normal, consumers are expected to spend between $843.4 billion and $859 billion.

by Nailah Herbert
Why Group Economics is Important for Black Communities

Group economics is when groups of people have a common economic goal and work together to achieve it, and is one route that assists with the closing of the racial wealth gap, including the practice of supporting local businesses.

by Nailah Herbert
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