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“…you need money to buy things; you earn money by working; you may have to wait to buy things you want; and there is a difference between things you want and things that you need…” Time Magazine, Nov 30, 2015
Article – Your kid’s financial education should start much earlier than you think – By Dan Kedlec
Knock…Knock…Who is there? FedEx…FedEx who?
FedEx will be there tomorrow!
What is the worst kind of cat?
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire Frost-Bite.
What kind of Bill can you breath? Billionaire.
Why did Dino go to the hospital?
Because he was (Dino) “Saur”.
How do you make eleven even?
Take away the “el.”
How do you make seven even?
Take away the “s”
Why did the chicken cross the railroad track?
Because it wanted to get to the Chick train.
What is a duck on the 4th of July?
Knock, Knock…Who is there?Banana…Banana who? Banana…Banana who?Banana…Banana who? OR-ange…Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana?
Are you 5?
No! I am not 5! I am 4.95 plus shipping and handling!
Knock knock…Who is there? Panther!Panther, who? PantH-or-no-PantH I am going Thwiming!
Laughs above are credited to kids and various sources.
Business fun facts!
Do you know the ancestry of American people? It is a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. This trend continues even today. These immigrants make America what it is today and are an big part in the success of businesses today.
There are over 320 million Americans today. Ancestry of Americans include: Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish are between 1-3% but add up to 11%. The rest are from other various countries.
In 2008, $3.3 Trillion was the total loss in value for the US housing market. In early 2006 housing market value was close to $9.4 Trillion..so almost 1/3rd of housing market value was lost due to housing, credit, and financial crisis!
Since 2008, close to 12 million jobs have been added to the job market! This has allowed many Americans to get back on track and recover from the recession. Unemployment rate is now below 5% from almost 10% in 2009 when financial markets caused the recession!
Thanksgiving is a US public holiday celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November, since 1863. It started in October 1621, in Plymouth, Massachusetts by emigrants from England, called Pilgrims, to celebrate their first good harvest. Native Americans were invited by the Pilgrims to the feast, and the celebration lasted for three days.
Markets up during the Thanksgiving week – The DOW up 187 points
The DOW closed up 187 points or 0.8%, the S&P500 was up 23 points or 0.9%, and NASDAQ was up 100 points or 1.5% for the week ending November 24th. The oil closed at $58.95 per barrel up $2.27 or 4.0%. This was a short trading week due to Thanksgiving holiday.
So far this year the DOW is up 19.2%, S&P500 is up 16.2% and NASDAQ is up 28.0%.
The Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) sales were higher than expected, which is seen as a sign that consumers remain upbeat about the economy, job market, and future of the country.
Emigration to America
There are over 320 million Americans today. All emigrated from rest of the world except the Native Americans, who now only make up less than 1% of the U.S. population. Most Africans were tricked (not emigrated) to come to America
Ancestry of Americans can be traced to Germans ~14%, Africans ~12%, Irish ~12%, English ~8%, Mexican ~8%, Italian ~6%, Hispanic ~5%, French ~4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish are between ~1-3% but add up to ~11%. The rest are from other countries. US is the only country in the world which has such a unique strength of diversity. About 60% identify as White, ~17% as Latinos/Hispanics, ~13% as African/black, Asians ~5%, and the rest are other races.
Source – Various websites with immigration data, PEW research, and CIA World fact book