This Week's Term

Excise tax... refers to an indirect tax that is paid by producers or retailers on certain products or goods.  An excise tax can be an ad valorem tax, which is based on the value of the transaction, or a fixed dollar amount.


Personal Finance

Consumer Debt Statistics: The latest statistics from the Federal Reserve indicate consumer debt in the United States continues to increase, reaching nearly $3.9 trillion in July 2018.  According to statistics published by the Census Bureau, that works out to over $11,944 in debt for every man, woman and child that lives here in the United States.


Careers

Highest Paying Jobs 2018:  In this article, we're going to provide several lists of the highest paying jobs in America, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  We're also going to slice and dice that data several different ways, revealing some interesting trends in the information.