Taxes and Social Security on $100,000 Around The World

Saw an interesting graphic in the Economist depicting the approximate amount of taxes (net of offsets) governments around the world collect on $100,000; about the middle class average income level in developed countries. This is compared to the amount of social security (or safety net) …

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Setting a Good Online Password

With Internet fraud on the rise, it is even important to protect your online identity and information. We all have user name and password protected accounts for various services ranging from email accounts to merchant services (Amazon, eBay) to online banking, and if you are …

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Frugal Ways to Keep Your Home Safe

Recently there has been a spate of minor burglaries in my apartment complex, which prompted my wife and I to consider getting an alarm system for our apartment. We looked into this via various on-line sites and calls to security companies in our local area …

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