Category Archives: Financial

There are 17,617,000 government employees and they are paid better than private sector workers.

Click here: Government employees salaries are 14.2 percent higher than private-sector workers and 6.1 percent higher than the self-employed. Government workers have the highest median earnings at $53,435, higher than both private sector workers and the self-employed. Private sector worker median earnings were $46,797. Self-employed median earnings were $50,383. The median earnings of state and local government workers ($51,202) were higher than the median earnings in any of the four categories of private-industry and self-employed workers. But federal government workers had the highest median earnings of all ($66,028).

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

Click here: Solar panels often contain lead, cadmium, and other toxic chemicals that cannot be removed without breaking apart the entire panel. “Approximately 90% of most PV modules are made up of glass,” notes San Jose State environmental studies professor Dustin Mulvaney. “However, this glass often cannot be recycled as float glass due to impurities. Common problematic impurities in glass include plastics, lead, cadmium and antimony.”

Adult children are costing parents their retirement savings

Click here: Financial independence, once a hallmark of adulthood, has gone by the wayside as adult children increasingly depend on their parents to help them cover the cost of rent, student loans, health insurance and more. But parents’ desire to give their children a financial assist could be misguided — and even backfire in the long run.