The surprising truth about the future of Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Selina Marangian) Here are some scary headlines you may have come across that give the impression that Social Security is on the way to becoming a thing of the past: “Social Security is expected to be insolvent a year earlier than previously expected” (New York times, 2021) “Why is Social Security running out of money?” … Read more

The CPI shows inflation slowing down in the US again due to lower gas prices. However, prices for almost everything are rising

Numbers: The drop in gasoline prices last month brought down the second consecutive US inflation reading as the CPI rose by just 0.1% in August. But the report also shows that inflation has spread more widely across the economy and is set to prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sharply again. Economists polled … Read more

What a strong US dollar means to you | personal financing

If you’re relatively well-versed, you’ve heard the term “strong dollar” your whole life, especially over the past several years since the dollar has steadily appreciated over the past 15 years or so. But if someone asked you to select a strong dollar, would you? Here’s what you need to know about the meaning of a … Read more

Consumers Spent More Enjoyment in 2021 | Smart Change: Personal Finance

According to data released on September 8 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American consumers indulged in entertainment in 2021. People were photographed here at Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island in New York in May of 2021. Alexey Rosenfeld/Getty Images/File After spending 2020 as a deadly, rapidly spreading virus that defined most aspects of daily … Read more

How to get paid on YouTube | family finance

Whether you’re creating daily vlogs or makeup tutorials, content creators have the power to reach a massive audience on YouTube, with more than two billion people logging onto the video site every month. But while many creators now earn enough to focus on producing YouTube videos full time, Make money on YouTube It’s not easy. … Read more