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Set Up Accounts at Two Banks if Your Income Varies

When you go out on your own as a freelancer, your income is unpredictable. To cover your regular expenses without a steady income, set up a checking savings account at a different bank than your regular bank. Read more...

Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

Some self-published writers say their income has seen a large and rapid decrease under Amazon’s Kindle Unimited program, and argue that the system is unfair.

The road to Americans serfdom via the housing market: The trend towards renter households will continue deep into 2015.

If you bought or rented in 2014 a larger portion of your income went to housing.  Rents and housing values are quickly outpacing any pathetic gains to be had with wages.  With the stock market at a peak, talking heads are surprised when the public is still largely negative on the economy.  Can it be […]

The 1 Thing You Need to Know About 2015 Federal Income Tax Rates

Understanding your federal income tax rate in 2015 is the first step you need to take to maximizing your income.

MIT Students Build Handmade Wooden Roller Coaster For Incoming Freshmen

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The coaster was designed by three mechanical engineering juniors and built in the span of a week by the incoming freshmen who would ride its wooden rails. In early designs, the coaster even had an internal loop. Unfortunately, MIT's Environment Health and Safety department said "no upside-down people. Period." Read more...

Nyhan: As Economy Improves, So Will Obama’s Ratings

It’s only a matter of time before President Obama’s approval ratings begin to rise, reasons Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan. The economy is turning upward. Job growth is increasing, as The Upshot’s Neil Irwin has noted, and wage and income growth – which have been largely nonexistent for years – are likely to pick up. The latest [...]

H&R Block, Your Taxes, and ObamaCare

Is ObamaCare going to make federal income taxes even more of a headache? For some taxpayers, the answer is yes.

Come Thursday, enjoy the raise you won Nov. 4

Congratulations on your raise! On Thursday, the four-year income tax hikes that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law will begin to roll back. You'll keep more of the money you earn.

Ronald Bailey Argues that Rising Inequality Does Not Justify Class Warfare

yesterdayNews : Reason

In his State of the Union message last January, President Barack Obama declared, “Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.” The president believes that rising income inequality in the United States has slowed intergenerational income mobility, the movement of individuals and families up or down the income ladder over time. Show More Summary

How the GOP presidential candidates will talk about Obamacare

One of my favorite factoids from the 2012 presidential race emerged when Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax return. There may not have been much scandalous contained therein, but Romney’s sources of income were so varied and intricate that the return ran to a mind-boggling 379 pages. And it’s starting to appear that Jeb Bush […]

MIT Students Build a Wooden Roller Coaster by Hand for Incoming Freshmen

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Students at MIT revived an old campus tradition by building a large wooden roller coaster by hand on campus for incoming freshman–who also served as the main labor force for construction. Much to the chagrin of the engineers behind the project, early plans for a large loop had to be scrapped for safety reasons. Unfortunately, […]

Frontrunning: December 26

Japan inflation slows to 14 month low, output, wages, disposable income slips (Reuters) Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs (Reuters) Ruble rebounds sharply from lows as exporters sell dollars (Reuters) Xbox,...Show More Summary

10 People That Got Caught In Cheap Deceptions

yesterdayOdd : Oddee

From the adult who tried to pass himself off as an incoming high school freshman to the circus who disguised dogs as pandas, check out these 10 instances of people who tried to get away with it, but ultimately paid the price.

Ghost Of Christmas Present: It's Not As Bad As You Think?

Things may not be perfect, but they're a hell of a lot better than they were six years ago. In December, 2008 I was laid off from a job I loved. Along with losing the job, I lost my medical benefits and a good chunk of income, not to...Show More Summary

Williamsburg’s La Esquina Stands Directly in the Path of Incoming Condos

The railcar-style diner first opened in 1952. Less than a day after we learned that beloved Sheepshead Bay diner El Greco will be razed to accommodate a condominium complex, Brownstoner learns that plans submitted today for a six-story mixed-use building for 225 Wythe Avenue include room for stores and ten jumbo apartments. Show More Summary

Need a Raise in 2015? Try Changing Jobs

In an economic recovery weighed down by subdued income growth for most Americans, a Kansas City Fed paper suggests those who are moving on to new jobs are better able to negotiate pay increases.

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