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How Did the Richest Members of Congress Make Their Money?

It’s no secret that many members of Congress can claim the title of “millionaire.” In fact, over half of all members of Congress...

Who Is Really in Charge of Wall Street?

Wall Street, the beating financial heart of the US stock market, is a symbol of wealth, prosperity, and investment. But who really runs Wall Street...

Why Did the U.S. Treasury Give Up on the Gold Standard?

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, much of the world used gold standards for its monetary systems. Sometimes, this was in the form of...

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What Does “FDIC Insured” Actually Mean?

Whenever you’re checking out different bank accounts or looking into switching banks, you might see the phrase “FDIC insured.” If you’ve ever wondered what that actually means, then you’re not alone. Let’s take a closer...

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