Tag: Money

A Billion-Dollar Accomplishment: Jeff Bezos Is Officially The Richest Person Of Our Time

portrait of jeff bezos, amazon founder

According to the Forbes 2017 list of the top 20 billionaires in the world, if you acquired $100 billion today, you would still not be listed as the wealthiest person on earth. With the success of the 2017 retail shopping sales along with a stock price increase of 2.5 percent, e-commerce juggernaut Amazon founder and CEO,… Read More

Wells Fargo to Fight Order to Pay $5.4 Million

It has been discovered that since 2009, Wells Fargo employees have conducted “widespread illegal practices” by opening fraudulent accounts in customers’ names. They also added products and services that the customers did not request. These actions gained Wells Fargo millions at the expense of their customers. However, their financial gain was short-lived.   An unnamed… Read More

How You Can Avoid Major Student Loan Repayment Traps

The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law on November 8, 1965 under the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. The HEA made it possible for students to further their education by receiving scholarships, low-interest loans, and by attending post-secondary institutions that received government funding.   Over the years, the act has undergone many changes… Read More

Can Money Buy Happiness?

A man in a suit fans money at the camera

Though money can’t buy happiness, there is a correlation between one’s income and happiness.   The Princeton study looked at over 450,000 Americans and two kinds of happiness. As the Wall Street Journal writes, these kinds of happiness are a “day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall ‘life assessment,’ which means broader satisfaction with one’s place… Read More