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It Isn’t Frugality That Builds Wealth

I am frugal to a fault, and Mrs. C. will never let me hear the end of it. Cutting back on eating out, cutting my own hair, switching off all the lights constantly, wearing clothes til they fall apart, etc, has saved me maybe $3,000 a year that I can …

What Is The Middle Class?

The term middle class gets thrown around a lot.  It seems that all politicians pay lip service to helping the middle class, but few define what they believe it is.  What is the middle class? Is it based on income, on education, on wealth, or on lifestyle? What Is The …

Animal Bounty Hunting As A Side Hustle

Hunters normally have to pay for tags to hunt wild animals, but sometimes the State will pay you to take some animals out of the area. Multiple states are willing to shell out cold hard cash in exchange for a bit of help in reducing nuisance animal populations. This could …

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Minimum Wage Hikes Reduce Leadership

Walmart is set to raise its base pay in 1/3 of its stores due to state increases in the minimum wage.  Although many new employees will see a pay hike, people who are already earning over minimum wage will be unaffected.  This creates a “pay compression” between entry level jobs …