Do employee-owned companies make for happier workers?

Jen Hubley Luckwaldt •
The Simple Dollar
Happy Employees

Your boss would love for you to feel like you have a stake in the company. After all, loyal employees put in longer hours, produce better work, and stick around for more years than those whose feelings about the organization can be summed up with a resounding, “Meh.” There’s just one problem: With job security a thing of

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Bitcoin helping shape L.A.’s real estate industry

Jacob Maslow •
equities.com
Las Angeles Home

Los Angeles’ real estate market is on the rise, with the median home price jumping 8.4 percent year-over-year in March. Home prices in Southern California have risen to all-time highs, with condo prices rising $40,000 in the past year to an average price of $519,000. Prices nationwide are rising as the housing industry’s inventory levels

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A must-read for moms: Five financial tips

Judith Ward •
Forbes

Women face a number of gender-specific risks when it comes to money. According to U.S. Census Bureau research, women earn roughly 80 cents on the dollar compared with men. In addition to the disparity in our paychecks, there is a far more significant lifetime earnings gap that is most prevalent with women who take time

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Should you lend money to family or friends?

Andrew Beattie •
Investopedia Stock Analysis

Lending and borrowing money from a bank follows certain procedural guidelines that have evolved over centuries. Meanwhile, personal lending — that is making or taking loans with friends and family — has been going on for just as long, but firm guidelines haven’t developed because each situation is unique. There is, however, a way to make family loans safer and

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