October 12 is National Savings Day. Its purpose is to empower people to feel more confident about their relationship with money by learning that saving money can be a simple, straightforward experience. Forty percent of Americans have less than $300 in savings.
Many people see Labor Day as the last change to enjoy summer fun. About 64 percent of Americans are barbecuing today, and 37 percent of Americans are taking a trip by car, according to a survey by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
What are your plans for Labor Day this year? Americans are more confident about celebrating Labor Day in 2021, with 48 percent more people planning to travel and 24 percent more planning to go shopping, according to a survey conducted for WalletHub, a personal finance website.
Identity thieves are targeting millions of people with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, or both. The phishing texts try to trick you to click a link to “make necessary corrections” to your claim, “reactivate” your account, or “verify” your personal information.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
When I was growing up, we used to make May Day baskets out of construction paper and hang them on peoples’ door knobs. Growing up in Central Washington, we often had lilacs blooming, so we’d put those in our May Day baskets along with tulips, irises, and other flowers from my mom’s gardens.
Federal court rules that USDA didn’t consider worker safety when it eliminated limits on line speeds in pork plants
A federal district court in Minneapolis has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines without considering the increased risk of injury to plant workers.
Equal Pay Day is on March 24 this year, a date that marks how far into the year women need to work to earn the same as men did in the previous year. It was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
When I was writing my weekly Helpful Money Tips for You newsletter (see Newsletter heading above to subscribe), I ran across an article by a women who was upset because a new coffee shop in her area turned out to be secret “nutrition club,” a recruiting tool for Herbalife.