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Driving toward pretirement (and why young people should avoid 401ks)

I got to thinking, what can young people do to maximize their future wealth without compromising their current lifestyle? And it involved doing the unthinkable: throwing the 401k plan under the bus. Continue reading

I Grew Up in “The Lost Decade”

And it somehow gave me direction Ah, my childhood. According to a Washington Post article entitled, “Aughts were a lost decade for the U.S. economy, workers”: The U.S. economy has expanded at a healthy clip for most of the last 70 years, but by a wide range of measures, it stagnated in the first decade … Continue reading

District 9: The Apartheid Allegory

The film “District 9” is an action-filled special-effects movie with the not-so-subtle undertones of Apartheid-era racism, segregation and exploitation. Continue reading

Women Drink and Drive

Sure, M.A.D.D. would have you believe that the only drunks on the road are men. But according to a new study by the Department of Transportation, impaired driving among women is up 30% and down 7.5% among men. Continue reading

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