Monthly Archives: September 2015

People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not

Before you throw away your next banana peel, read this.  Maybe you can do yourself, and the environment, a big favor.   Source: People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not – Yahoo Finance

Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News

A huge headache for many cities around the globe is figuring out how they can continue to maintain their aging water and sewer systems, treating ever more polluted water, without significantly raising rates. Source: Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News

Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance

Marsha Barnes founded The Finance Bar in 2014 in a renovated school bus. It’s a mobile financial literacy hub on wheels. Source: Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance

Shiller: Stocks and housing are overvalued– here’s what to do about it – Yahoo Finance

Long-term economic growth remains slow, despite a rebound in both equities and housing. This is a clear sign that the market is overheated, warns Robert Shiller. Source: Shiller: Stocks and housing are overvalued– here’s what to do about it – Yahoo Finance

Why Americans are spending more and more on rent – The Washington Post

The affordable housing crisis isn’t temporary. It’s been building for decades. Source: Why Americans are spending more and more on rent – The Washington Post

Obuse, Japan Fox Festival

This video is about the 17th annual Fox Festival held in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture, Japan every September.  Citizens from the Higashimachi neighborhood spend countless hours preparing for the festival, which has become an attraction for not only Obuse residents, but also for tourists from across the country. The video focuses on the  young fox bridegroom […]

America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

Any idea how your state stacks up in the nation’s wealth rankings?  In addition to your state’s rank you can learn about its median household income, current population, unemployment rate, and poverty rate. H/T 24/7 Wallstreet   Source: America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

7 assumptions about retirement: True or false? – Yahoo Finance

Are you prepared for retirement, or even thinking about it? The reality of these seven common assumptions might surprise you. For example, many believe that the Social Security system will be bankrupt by the time they retire.  The reality is that the system looks viable for the next two decades, and probably longer with appropriate […]

Aichi family free of utility bills after turning to firewood, solar power | The Japan Times

Energy self-sufficiency is drawing more interest among the Japanese as they face growing costs of living and the unsavory prospect of becoming dependent on nuclear power plants. Source: Aichi family free of utility bills after turning to firewood, solar power | The Japan Times