Billionaire philanthropy is a ‘PR scam’ says CEO who raised workers’ minimum pay to $70,000 and the hidden financial drawback to remote work

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Home prices soared 10.4% in December

December saw a double-digit annual increase for home prices across the country, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic. The nine U.S. Census regions showed a 10.4% annual gain in December, up from 9.5% in the previous month. The 10-city composite annual increase came in at 9.8%, up from 8.9% in the previous month.…

We put our extravagant neighbors in touch with our financial adviser. They called her ‘lousy.’ So how come WE are the ones who retired early?

My husband and I retired early. We were very frugal. Friends called us cheap. We prefer thrifty or frugal. We had no children, they had three kids; we rarely took vacations, they vacationed every year. Who deserves an annual vacation? There’s a reason why we retired early. We always paid cash for our modest cars,…