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BLOG POSTS FROM DAILY ECONOMY
 
AIER’s Daily Economy offers a place for readers at all levels of economic expertise to learn how the economy impacts their day-to-day lives. Our posts cover everything from the latest Federal Reserve announcements to consumer price trends to debates over student loans and the future of Social Security. By providing thoughtful commentary and context about current economic issues, we want to give readers the tools they need to act as informed financial citizens.

Ranking America’s Best College Destinations

by Aaron Nathans

This week, the American Institute for Economic Research released the ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas for college students. The annual AIER ranking is based on nine criteria that measure each area’s cultural, demographic and economic qualities.

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by Melissa Byrne

According to AARP, more than 50 percent of Americans do not have a will. I know that no one wants to recognize their own mortality, but why are half of us leaving our loved ones without guidance and our assets to the unpredictability of a probate court?
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by Max Gulker

From consumer goods to junk food to narcotics, we have trouble making decisions when instant gratification is available for costs that only come down the road.

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by Polina Vlasenko

In recent years we’ve heard many arguments in favor of raising the federal minimum wage significantly above its current level of $7.25 an hour. Some states have adopted legislation mandating an increase in the state minimum wage. In most cases, the proponents of a higher minimum wage argue that it should be set at $15 an hour. But why $15?

by Luke Delorme

You know this, but it is worth repeating for the sake of your sanity. Markets go up and down daily. For every buyer, there is a seller. But there is a broader historical point here.

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