finance

Money talks; reviewing the global economy, government spending, taxes, and economic policy that affect our social and political future.

  • HowToFind .com
    Published about 20 hours ago
    Venezuela Is Becoming More And More Isolated

    Venezuela Is Becoming More And More Isolated

    Wells Fargo, a US-based bank, is warning customers in Venezuela that as of June 26 they will no longer have access to the Zelle platform.
  • AfricanOnion.com
    Published 10 days ago
    NORTHERN NIGERIA: WHAT REALLY WENT WRONG?

    NORTHERN NIGERIA: WHAT REALLY WENT WRONG?

    Since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, the prospects of northern Nigeria seemed promising in comparison to other regions. Though limited in western literacy, northern Nigeria was already at that time, vast in both Arabic and Islamic studies. The first prime minister will eventually, turn out to be a northerner and in due course, many leaders will also emerge from the same region.
  • Sin
    Published 22 days ago
    Just another day in the USA.

    Just another day in the USA.

    I got the same again yesterday. I filed for UI on 3/24-applied for PUA on 4/10- in between 3 days and 3 reps supposedly called me to “complete” my claim by phone. Everyone said ok and I was eligible for a little. 4/21 inbox labor email writes I was turned down for UI and even though I received an email from them, which I saved, that says I was eligible for pandemic. This is like 5 weeks wait. Tells me to apply for pandemic and has a form waiting for me to fill out. I apply for pandemic again on 4/22- pending until yesterday- when I received 2 letters in the mail. Also 2 emails 1) saying my pandemic was incomplete with a link to fix it. I go to link and fill all out. Then the letters 2nd saying that they needed more info on income and jobs. then a letter as well as an email that I was turned down (dated 4/22 mailed) it says. Mailing date not stated I receive a second letter in the mail telling me to validate my claim and claim credit for first week for pandemic 3/22-3/28- which means this had to have been mailed right before then. Yesterday I get 2 emails before I checked snail mail. One of the emails said eligible for $182. Second email said and complete a link to online questions but that pandemic would start in up to 3 weeks after my file date of i was found to be eligible. Remember, I filed back on 3/24 initially. But they are going on 4/22 recognizing that as my file date. I get on the computer again and sign in- fill out more question and guess what my claim is completed. This is no joke the 6th time my “claim has been completed”; each letter or email contradicting the previous and me still bugging out like are we gonna be ok- or we gonna be homeless? If we are going to get by, then when might something came this way? We were already living paycheck to paycheck. I too had recently returned to work force full time out of need. Interviewed for a year before taking the tier 2 personal trainer position and choosing to commute to nyc again which I’ve not done for work in about 20 years. There is no savings, investments or retirement- so i guess either I connect with another person who sets my soul on fire and get remarried (which is something I’d like again someday) or full time w/ benefits (this has been my main focus); I get my LLC off the ground and I’m finally able to start a 401k or something; my poor kids have to take in their burdensome mom cause I won’t be able to afford the senior living homes; I move to another country or I travel to oregon at the end for an assist. Gruesome kinda to be in your 40’s; feel like you are 15; and be scared to death of what will happen to you if you live to reach 70. And ultimately, I have no idea which UI or PUA to believe now. It sucks, not just cause this is just one aspect of things I’m coping with, but because of all of the people in the same boat. I’m a statistic and right now it feels like I’m a drop in the bucket on this one. Shout out if this story resonates!
  • Anton Black
    Published about a month ago
    What Happened To The Quick Bounce Back That Was Predicted

    What Happened To The Quick Bounce Back That Was Predicted

    In a way, the UK should have been the best-prepared country for the destructive force of Covid-19 on the economy. Throughout 2019 hardly a day went past without someone reminding us of the dangers of a cliff-edge Brexit.
  • Anton Black
    Published about a month ago
    21 Powerful Photos Revealing A Gigantic Change After Lockdown

    21 Powerful Photos Revealing A Gigantic Change After Lockdown

    The U.K. has been placed on lockdown as an attempt by the government to stop the virus.
  • C.R. Pattison
    Published about a month ago
    Let’s Face It. We Need The “$2,000/month” Money For The People Act.

    Let’s Face It. We Need The “$2,000/month” Money For The People Act.

    Some days ago, Rep. Ro Khanna and Rep. Tim Ryan, two Democrats in the House of Representatives, proposed the emergency money for the people act that helps fix the problems that were present in the CARES act. The problem with the cares act is that it excluded a lot of people. It prohibited undocumented immigrants and excluded college students and a few other types of workers who desperately need money because they were unable to work due to the shutdown. To add on to that, are some people who can not get approval for unemployment in their state, like Undocumented or part-time workers. Some workers are only eligible for the $600 in the care act and not the additional state benefits. Such a bill like this would help patch specific flaws in the original proposal. It also has options for the un-banked with the opportunities to send money to Venmo accounts, Cash app accounts, and Paypal accounts for those who don’t have traditional or even more modern fintech bank accounts.
  • Anton Black
    Published 2 months ago
    This Is The Harsh Economic Lesson We Have To Learn Now!

    This Is The Harsh Economic Lesson We Have To Learn Now!

    Making predictions during a pandemic is hard. The situation is changing so much every day that, everything you believed you knew last week is now wrong.  And things need to be re-evaluated.
  • Peter Rose
    Published 2 months ago
    Will the virus epidemic cause economic changes?

    Will the virus epidemic cause economic changes?

    Will the Corona virus epidemic cause an economic realignment in the world?
  • Giorgi Mikhelidze
    Published 2 months ago
    How the Nordic countries are reinventing finance

    How the Nordic countries are reinventing finance

    The past few decades have seen a massive transformation of almost every industry. The change has primarily been driven by global technological advancement. Almost every sector is now being digitalized in an attempt to meet the needs of modern society. However, the financial industry is a frontrunner in almost every country in terms of the digitalization rate.
  • Dr. Arthur Kroisel
    Published 2 months ago
    Your Money Is Worthless

    Your Money Is Worthless

    Did you know that 30% of Americans still believe to this day that the U.S. dollar is backed by gold?
  • matt piepenburg
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Market Warning Indicators The Media Won't Tell YOU

    10 Market Warning Indicators The Media Won't Tell YOU

    As markets continue to bounce like a fish on the dock by greater than 10% up or down, I wanted to offer readers a chance to pause for a reality check on the immense risks ahead which face our markets--and hence our lives.
  • John Hunter
    Published 2 months ago
    COVID-19

    COVID-19

    It's has been a few days since I last wrote anything. Things are changing more and more each day. Currently where I, and many other people around the world live, life has essentially shut down, or at least slowed to a snail's pace. Many businesses, especially local ones, have closed their doors. Many people, though not all, are doing their best to practice social distancing. Though as days go by in my little blip on the map, there is not many places left to go.