What Miss Utah Should've Said About The Pay Gap By now, you?ve probably heard or seen the garbled answer Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, gave to this question during Sunday?s the Miss USA pageant:
A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?
Powell?s response (which you can watch on YouTube):
I think we can relate this back to education ... and how we are continuing to try to strive ... to figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem. I think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this and so we need to figure out how to create education better so that we can solve this problem.
Don't Be So Hard on Miss Utah
5 Methods For Setting Retirement Targets The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently reported that personal savings rates in the United States fell to an average of 2.3% in the first quarter of 2013. That's just the latest sign that millions of Americans are heading toward an impoverished old age.
Bitcoin In IRS Crosshairs, Says Government Report Bitcoin is virtual currency with no central bank or government. What does the federal government think of it? The IRS could do a better job telling people they have to pay tax on Bitcoin transactions, says a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The report gives a few simple examples too: