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Could a Universal Basic Income Be the Future of Welfare?

There’s nothing that unites and divides people quite like money. They say you can’t have too much of it; a theory I imagine many would be more than willing to test. Some people inherit it, some people win it, but most people have to work for it. In fact, many people work hard and still barely make a living wage. What if things were different? What if the government helped you get closer to a living wage and you didn’t even have to work for it? This may sound like a communist fairy tale, but it is a real...

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Using Social Media to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired

Love it or hate it, social media isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It has become so ingrained in our culture that it would be difficult for most people to imagine their day without it. It is no longer just a digital haven for young people. It is a way of connecting with the world. It is a news source. It is a microphone for everyone from a lonely 8th grader to the President of the United States. It could also help you get a job. Everyone is on social media. That includes companies looking to hire new employees....

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Choosing to Take a Full-Time Job as a Single Parent: What to Expect

As a single parent, family has to be your priority. At the same time though, you do need to make money. Finding that work/life balance can be particularly difficult. A job/career is supposed to be an investment in your future. However, we often find ourselves investing our futures in our jobs. Let’s look at the major factors you should look at before deciding to take a job. Can you afford to take the job? Can you Afford not to? Time When people use the phrase ‘full-time’ job it is not a misnomer. 40 hours of a 168-hour week may...

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How to Make The American Health Care System Work for You

Health care is a deeply political issue in the U.S. But, it is more than just the bickering and rhetoric of wealthy individuals (most of whom have their health care provided by the state), it is a genuine concern for millions of Americans that could profoundly affect their futures. There are effectively two extremes: Universal or State-provided health care, the likes of which you’ll find in Canada and much of the democratic world. This is considered the liberal position and uses government funds collected through taxes to pay for the health care of the entire population. Then, there’s Free-Market...

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Think Twice Before Buying Your Dream Home If It’s Going to Make You Broke

Buying a house is simple right? You find one you like that’s in your price range and purchase it. In a perfect world, yes. But this is far from a perfect world Choosing the right dwelling for you—whether it’s a house, townhome, condo, etc.–requires a lot of research outside of figuring out what your budget is. Every little aspect of a house and the property it sits on can have consequences on your budget. To keep you well within your budget at all times, here are some factors that can cause you to spend thousands of unnecessary dollars after...

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