In the U.S., sales tax varies by state. Around the world, however, many countries have instilled a nationwide sales tax. In fact, a number of these nations — including those in the European Union (EU) — administer a Value Added Tax (VAT). As a consumption tax, VAT is collected at each stage of the supply chain, as opposed to a sales tax, which is collected only at the point of sale. Luckily, travelers to the EU can receive a VAT refund to recoup some of that spent money.
There are many ways you can get involved in the fight against police brutality and racism right now. You can donate to an organization devoted to confronting racial injustice. You can attend a protest in your area, call or email your representatives, educate yourself, show up at the ballot box, and share resources and information online and IRL. But another way you can support the Black community and better distribute wealth now and in the future is to shop at Black-owned businesses whenever you can.
I lived through the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but that was mild compared to the travails of my parents, who endured the Great Depression and World War II. My mom had it the worst, growing up in Germany under Hitler.
Master money, and you’ll be able to do more work you enjoy and less work of the bill-paying variety.
I started learning about money more than 10 years ago because I didn’t understand it and kept losing and trying to play catch up in the game of money. The process of learning about money started with reading the following books:
Not long ago, product photography was a pricey headache. Every time retailers needed product shots, they had to pay professionals hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Today, anyone can create high-quality images right from their phone. It costs almost nothing, but the payoff is huge: more sales.
Just ask Etsy: they found that 90% of their sales were driven by the image quality. The trend makes sense. Online shoppers need photos to evaluate products. The higher the photo’s quality, the more confident people will feel in their purchase.
In recent times, when people have looked at fresh founded startups, they would see that the majority of them have more than one founder. Indeed, it seems incredibly common for two or more individuals to put their talents and minds together to create the next big thing which will take their respective industry by storm.