Women may be the primary breadwinners from now on

WASHINGTON — The decline of two-parent households may be a significant reason for the divergent fortunes of male workers, whose earnings generally declined in recent decades, and female workers, whose earnings generally increased, a prominent labor economist argues in a new survey of existing research. The line outside a job fair in Chicago last year.Continue reading “Women may be the primary breadwinners from now on”

Why Get Married?

Among divorced adults, only 29% say they would like to marry again, with women more likely than men to say they do not want another trip down the aisle. Among widowed men and women, only 8% want to wed again. Of those surveyed, 96 percent of men said they wouldn’t spend anywhere near $1,000 inContinue reading “Why Get Married?”

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 92,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for thatContinue reading “2012 in review”

Court orders adult children visitation schedule for elderly parent

Three “children” ages 55, 57 and 60 have a 90 year old dad and 87 year old mom. The 60 year old lives with mom and dad and is their caretaker. Mom gives the 60 year old 100 dollars for groceries. The 60 year old buys 90 dollars worth of food and pockets the tenContinue reading “Court orders adult children visitation schedule for elderly parent”

Will Boomer’s resist economic policies that favor rapid recovery?

AMERICA CAN AVOID JAPAN’S MISTAKE Ageing societies prefer to sacrifice the young to a long period of slow growth rather than erode the savings of older voters; that is one reason why the Great Recession is dragging on. What? The United States recovered from the Great Depression by instituting an economic policy of debt reductionContinue reading “Will Boomer’s resist economic policies that favor rapid recovery?”

Negative equity forces more divorced couples to remain in the marital home

June 2, 2011: Housing prices now stand at 2002 levels, meaning nearly a decade’s worth of appreciation has been wiped out. If you bought anytime in the last 10 years, chances are your house is worth less than you paid. You’re trapped in a loss. “More and more divorced couples are forced to remain inContinue reading “Negative equity forces more divorced couples to remain in the marital home”