How many times did you eat out or order takeout for lunch last week? Two, three, or more? Chances are good you can recall how much you spent on lunch in the past week, but how about the past year? We looked at how much Americans spend on lunch and compared the cost and health benefits of different options.Continue reading
We’ve all been there, in a store after a terrible day and something fun catches our eye. You know at that moment that you just have to have it. Or perhaps you are the “drink a bottle of wine and surf Amazon at midnight” type. Whatever the case may be, impulse buying happens to everybody at one point or another. Sometimes impulse buys turn out to be excellent decisions, and other times they leave us shaking our heads and clutching our wallets in embarrassment.Continue reading
Every decade is known for its unique stamp on popular culture. What would the 1970s be without bell-bottoms? Can you picture the 1990s without boy bands? While these trends may go in and out of fashion, we tend to think of the financial industry as a timeless mainstay of American life. However, while certain economic principles are timeless, there have been plenty of defining money trends throughout the decades.Continue reading
In 2017, a humble brasserie in Bourges, France, received its first Michelin star. The restaurant’s clientele of construction workers and locals struggled to get their regular seats as the Bouche à Oreille was overrun with demand for its (deeply satisfying) $15 homemade beef bourguignon.
Sadly, it turned out to be a mistake. The real winner of the star was the Boutervilliers Bouche à Oreille near Paris, and Michelin eventually corrected the mistake on their website. Asked whether she was disappointed to lose her Michelin star, chef Penelope Salmon replied, “no, not at all. I cook with my heart.”Continue reading
In honor of Women’s History Month, Top Dollar Financial Insights Hub examined the economic conditions and financial challenges women face in the United States. While changes in society over the last 100 years have led to significant advancements for women and wealth, data shows that there is still work to be done. Explore 50+ stats about women and wealth, including data about the gender pay gap, women in business, debt and retirement.Continue reading
Spotify might just be the biggest star in 21st century music. But like any big star, everybody’s looking to see how Spotify spends its wealth.
“I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music,” says Taylor Swift – whose love-hate relationship with Spotify is well-documented. Damon from Galaxie 500 takes a more forensic approach: “Spotify… sent songwriting royalties of $1.05 for the 5,960 times our single “Tugboat” was played that quarter—split between the group’s three members, each of us had made 35 cents.”Continue reading
We know that frequent use of social media can profoundly impact how we feel about ourselves, but what about our wallets? A growing body of research shows that it is not a question of whether social media influences our spending habits, but how and at what cost?Continue reading
Zero waste products help the environment by eliminating single-use, non-recyclable waste in packaging. Also, they are often produced in facilities that prioritize sustainability both in the manufacturing and distribution process. However, doing something the “right way” often comes with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, as the market has grown for eco-friendly options, prices have become more affordable.Continue reading
For the foreseeable future, schools all across the United States have embraced distance learning to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As teachers, students and their parents work to navigate this unfamiliar terrain, ideas have emerged to help improve the virtual classroom experience. We asked people on the frontlines of the digital learning environment to give us their best virtual classroom tips.Continue reading
When seasonal sales are in full-swing, it’s often tempting to reach for your wallet and go on a shopping spree. Although it may give you a temporary dopamine rush, that trip to the mall or virtual splurge can take a toll on your bank account. Consider these simple ways to refresh your wardrobe on a dime.Continue reading