Economy Education

Financial Crisis Breakdown Part One: Securitization of Mortgages

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From 2007-2009, the United States witnessed its biggest economic crash since the Great Depression. The Great Recession left 8.8 million people without jobs, shooting unemployment up to 10% and leaving about 10 million Americans without homes. The stock market crashed with the DOW dropping around 7,000 points or 54% in a span of 18 months. […]

Economy Education

Economics of Systemic Racism

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These past few weeks of heightened activism highlights that our nation is waking up to the injustices that our communities have faced for decades. Every person with common sense can acknowledge the rawness of the abuse people of color experience in this country, from the ongoing indignities to the extreme violence, like the horrendous killing […]

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The Rule of 72

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The rule of 72 is a handy formula to determine approximately how long an investment will take to double, using a fixed annual rate of interest. It is used for compound interest and is helpful for simple mental approximations. How It Works All you need to know is the rate of interest. You divide 72 […]