Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

The Most Tax-Friendly States for the Rich

Wealthier Americans tend to pay a smaller share of their income in state and local taxes than lower-income Americans. According to a 2018 report released by The Institute on ...
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How Every State’s Population Changed in the Last Year

Americans are about half as likely to pack up and move today than they were in the mid-1980s.  A record low 9.8% of the U.S. population moved between 2018 and ...
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The Least Popular Members Of Congress From Every State

United States Senators face reelection every six years, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives have to be voted back into office every two years. As a result -- ...
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The Most Popular Members of Congress From Every State

United States Senators face reelection every six years, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives have to be voted back into office every two years. As a result ...
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States With the Best and Worst Schools

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, implemented during the Obama administration, established a uniform set of expectations for American public school students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Still, the ...
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The Most Expensive Hobbies

People often sink lots of time into their hobby, developing new skills and mastering their chosen craft or activity. While some people enjoy pastimes like hiking that are easy to ...
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Choosing These College Majors Will Pay Off the Least

Student loan debt is soaring in the United States, overtaking both auto loans and credit card debt in recent years to become the second largest form of consumer debt, ...
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Choosing These College Majors Will Pay Off the Most

Student loan debt is soaring in the United States, overtaking both auto loans and credit card debt in recent years to become the second largest form of consumer debt, ...
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How Every State’s Population Changed in the Last Year

Americans are about half as likely to pack up and move today than they were in the mid-1980s.  A record low 9.8% of the U.S. population moved between 2018 and ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Local governments bear some degree of responsibility for neighborhood safety, economic vitality, the presence and condition of public spaces, and a wide range of other amenities and services that ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

Several surveys have identified property taxes as the most hated form of taxation in the United States. Unpopular though they may be, property taxes -- taxes on personal property ...
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Most Dangerous States in America

There were more than 1.2 million incidents of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder reported in the United States in 2018 -- a 3.0% decline from the previous year. ...
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Companies Forced to Change Their Names

For the nation’s largest companies, a highly-recognizable name can be an extremely valuable asset. However in the face of a public relations disaster, declining revenue, or major changes in ...
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What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

One of the reasons that many Americans get up and go to work every day is to put some money away for retirement. While Social Security payments can be ...
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The Richest County in Every State

Median household income has climbed steadily in the United States since 2014, hitting an all time high of over $63,000 in 2018. In a country of over 330 million ...
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