According to the Office of the US Trade Representative, 95 percent of
the world’s consumers are outside of the United States and they
represent 75 percent of the world’s purchasing power. Could some of
those consumers use your products? If so, why aren’t you selling to
On Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plans to
announce that it may soon be imposing a new set of rules upon the
heavily criticized mortgage service sector. The rules are an attempt to
promote culpability and transparency in an industry where such things
are in short supply.
Most couples have disagreements about important life decisions
throughout their lives. They may disagree about where to live, where to
send the kids to school or even when to sell a house. A new argument
that is coming up frequently is deciding when to retire.
More than 1,400,000 people filed for bankruptcy in fiscal year 2011.
According to a recent study, Blacks are about twice as likely as whites
to have to deal with the more costly form of consumer bankruptcy. This
is regardless of income, home ownership, assets and education.
Every year, you have to pay a large portion of your income to taxes.
Whether those taxes are property taxes, local taxes, state taxes or
federal taxes, a big chunk of your income goes toward paying these
bills. The Tax Foundation has a unique way of looking at this burden,
using a concept known as Tax Freedom Day.