15 Best Cities to Own a Vacation Rental

goodluz / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter. Thanks to vacation rental marketplaces like Airbnb and Vrbo, anyone can earn extra cash by renting out their spare room, mother-in-law suite, or entire home to tourists. In the U.S., short-term rental hosts can rake in an average of over $44,000 per year, according […]

The Fastest-Growing Industry in Every State

denis kalinichenko / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Filterbuy. Economic pundits are increasingly predicting that the U.S. is headed toward recession — if the economy is not in one already. Unemployment remains at historic lows, but heightened inflation over the last year has increased the cost of nearly everything for businesses and […]

15 States With the Greatest Labor Productivity

Fusionstudio / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Smartest Dollar. With numerous economic experts predicting that the U.S. is headed toward recession, one of the many concerning signals is a sharp decline in labor productivity. After more than a decade of below-average productivity growth, the COVID-19 pandemic raised the prospect of a productivity […]

15 Cities Where Pay Is Rising the Fastest

NewSaetiew / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Smartest Dollar. On the surface, the economy of the last two years has been extremely favorable to workers. After spiking to nearly 15% early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. unemployment rate today sits around 3.5%. Despite employers’ urgency to hire, labor force participation has […]

Do You Have Rare Money? How to Check Your Cash for Collectibles

Rob Bayer / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder. Pull any bill out of your wallet. See the dark green numbers on the top-left or top-right corners? They could mean your bill is worth much more than its face value. If a serial number’s digits are unique or interesting, collectors […]

15 Cities With the Most Workers Who Sit Versus Stand

Odua Images / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on HireAHelper. In recent years, public health officials have been trying to raise awareness of the negative effects of a common daily activity: sitting. While sitting can be helpful for resting and maintaining the body, sitting for prolonged periods with limited physical activity reduces energy […]

15 Best-Paying Cities for Mechanical Engineers in 2022

nd3000 / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Coverage. Experts of all stripes agree that the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are critical to the U.S. economy. A 2020 study estimated that STEM supports 67% of jobs in the U.S. and 69% of the country’s GDP. By generating innovation […]