America's History of Military Assistance: From Lend-Lease to Support for Ukraine
America has been giving aid, supplying weapons, and providing intelligence to Ukraine since Russia invaded. Where did America’s policy of rendering military and economic backing to its allies started?
Tips to Afford the High Cost of Living in California
Yes, it is possible to survive in California on a limited budget. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:RentCafe.com and ColdWire.com.
History of Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union (or Navy Federal) is a global credit union headquartered in Vienna, Virginia that is chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration. As of January 2023, Navy Federal has over one hundred fifty-six billion United States dollars in assets and currently has twelve million four hundred thousand members. Obviously, Navy Federal did not start out this way and has an extensive history that eventually allowed it to grow to the size that it is today.
Timeline of Recent Banking Failures in the US
There is a lot of failure for recent banks and financial institutions in the United States of America as of late. Literally, on the tenth of this very month of May, the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) took control over the collapsing Silicon Valley Bank - an event that followed up what many would describe as the biggest banking collapse to happen in the modern history of America since the collapse of the bank Washington Mutual in 2008. SVB tried to sell shares in order to earn enough money to try to avoid going defunct, but it was not enough to avoid its collapse. This triggered a panic and a banking run that led to the situation we are in right now with the fall of this bank.
Opinion: The Pros and Cons of Implementing a Universal Basic Income
In a rapidly changing world marked by income inequality, job loss due to automation, and a growing need for social safety nets, the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has emerged as a potential solution. A UBI would guarantee all citizens a guaranteed income, regardless of their employment status or personal wealth. Proponents argue it could alleviate poverty, stimulate economic growth, and create a more equitable society. However, critics caution that the high costs, potential disincentives to work, and possible erosion of social cohesion must be carefully considered. This article will explore the arguments for and against implementing a UBI, evaluate its potential benefits and drawbacks, and explore whether this bold policy can provide a sustainable path forward for our society.
A Disruptive CEO and the Changing Face of Twitch
The CEO of a video streaming service lays off 400 employees, sparking controversy and raising questions about the future of the company. Twitch, the popular video streaming service, recently made headlines when its CEO laid off 400 employees. This move has been widely criticized as being out of touch, as the company posted record profits in 2020.
Eggs, Chickens, and Commodities: Factors Driving a 7% Price Decrease for Eggs and the Foods on a Global Bartering Table.
The commodity markets and the USDA Earnings Reports are a thing of cold hard math. Take the time to read through any report on any commodity from sugar to oranges, beef to eggs. You’ll soon learn all food sits on a global bartering table. And the world is hungry.
Brief Introduction to the First Credit Unions
We have talked at Mint Message about anarcho-mutualism, anarcho-distributism, and other forms of market anarchism that embrace things like credit unions and more hands-on community-based forms of finance like mutual credit banking instead of private banks that give people little to no say in how the financial institutions handle their customer's money. But what is the basic history of credit unions? Well, the first credit union was Spolok Gazdovský" (The Association of Administrators or The Association of Farmers) which was founded all the way back in 1845 by Samuel Jurkovic. This was the first credit union back in Europe and it provided members of the community with cheap loans from the funds created by regular savings from members of the credit union.
Floridians Shocked as DeSantis Goes to War With Orlando
DeSantis' Hard-line Tactics Spark Outrage Among Floridians. DeSantis seems hellbent on punishing Orlando simply for existing. Maybe we’re seen as too liberal, perhaps we’re not Republican enough, I’m not sure which. But in recent months, Governor DeSantis has taken on a state attorney and finalized his takeover of Walt Disney World, installing Florida government officials on the board of the company.
Can The "A" in ChatGPT Represent Fun Activity?
ChatGPT created by OpenAI has taken the world by storm. It has placed artificial intelligence at the forefront of most people’s minds in business. It has both blue collar workers and white collar workers alike concerned about their importance as employees. On the other hand, it is the assistant that the micro entrepreneur always needed and it wasn’t in the budget. Regardless of how you feel about generative AI in general, it is here to stay. So why not make it fun and educational at the same time? Well, let’s look at how that can be done. If you have a group at church or at work or even at a dinner party on a weekend, ChatGPT(CHAT) can be front and center.
How to Fight Inflation at Home
Inflation has run rampant in the United States over the last year. Prices are up substantially, and people are paying more for everything from food to energy. Whether your blame government spending or bigger economic forces, there's no question that inflation is hurting everyday Americans.
Republicans introduce a new debt ceiling bill that would require the White House to propose its own plan to cut spending
On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers introduced a new debt ceiling bill that would force the White House to present its own proposal to reduce government spending in order to raise the debt limit. The bill was introduced by Senators Mike Crapo, John Thune, and Ron Johnson, as well as Representatives Kevin Brady and Jason Smith.
An Intro To The Stock Market
The stock market is a device related to the economy that many people have heard about, but plenty of people do not fully understand. While not perfect financial experts or anything, Mint Message can work to help people to get information that can help them be able to learn about the stock market. The stock market is another word for a stock exchange: a space that exists physically or virtually that allows buyers and sellers to buy, sell, and trade shares of stock. A stock, aka equity, is an item that represents owning a fraction of the company issuing the stock. Each unit of stock is known as a 'share' and that share entitles whoever currently owns it to a proportion of the assets of the company & profits equal to how much stock they own.
Senator Scott Clarifies Economic Freedom Agenda: Social Security and Medicare Excluded from Proposal
In a recent statement, Republican Senator Rick Scott clarified his policy proposal, after facing backlash from Democrats who accused him of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. Scott's proposal, which he calls the "Economic Freedom Agenda," aims to reduce federal spending and limit the growth of the national debt.
The Federal Prison Economy and How it Works
"Wow! Look at that," I exploded to Officer Richardson. "Money! I almost forgot what it looks like." Officer Richardson was taking $5 out of his pocket as we rode the elevator to the basement kitchen where he would be buying a special meal prepared by one of the officers who runs the area. Her cuisine was known to be so superior that officers ponied up for the treat.
As emergency SNAP benefits expire, Instacart rolls out campaign to support families in need
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a special Community Carts campaign and an extension of its discounted Instacart+ membership for SNAP recipients to help families continue to put nutritious food on the table as emergency COVID-19 SNAP benefits expire in 32 states. The expiration means grocery budgets will tighten by at least $95 per month for more than 30 million people and, as a result, many local food banks that are already facing supply shortages amid rising food prices are now bracing for a surge in demand for assistance.
The Wealth Gap Is Widening
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a varying impact on different aspects of the economy, with household wealth being one of them. While some sectors of the economy saw significant losses, others remained resilient, leading to changes in household wealth, according to the Federal Reserve.