Browsing All posts tagged under »Finances«

New Apps Spell the End for Paper Currency

March 21, 2023 by


Mobile payment apps provide a resource that has positive and negative effects within society. Some of the benefits include quick/easy transactions, not having to carry cash, and general convenience. However, security risks and technology barriers are still limiting issues with these apps.  One of the biggest factors contributing to the rise of mobile payment apps […]

Consumerism: Living a False Life that’s Not Just Killing Us But the World Around Us

March 1, 2023 by


Copious amounts of research have been done on consumerism and the evolution of human consumption in the last two decades.  Consumerism is the constant need for demand and dependency. Niel D. Emerald wrote, “Consumerism affects the psychological health of the individual through erosion of the true self and replacing it with a false self, and […]

COVID Affects Sports and Small Businesses

January 16, 2021 by


“The Governor is in an unenviable position.  He needs to balance public health with mental health and economics,” Coach Zeller said. COVID has been hitting hard on all of us, but small businesses and sports might be the ones who are getting hit the hardest. “I feel bad for those who have lost their jobs […]

Celebrity, Wealthy Parents Found Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

May 24, 2019 by


Every high school student knows it is a battle to get into college. Between SAT scores, grades, and extracurriculars, students will do whatever it takes to have an impressive college application. High school students across the country work very hard to get accepted into their dream school. Unfortunately, money talks, and some do not have […]

FBLA and Local Business Team Up

December 6, 2018 by


Fleetwood Area High School students Emily Hayes, Amir Siddiqui, and Ann Costello are partnering with CONCERN for their FBLA Community Service project this school year. The students are partnering with CONCERN to raise awareness, money, and additional items for the company. CONCERN is a foster care, adoption, and counseling center with a building in the […]

South Carolina Resident Wins Mega Millions Jackpot

November 29, 2018 by


The Mega Millions jackpot was what every ambitoius American citizen was praying for. Held at $1.537 billion dollars, a resident of South Carolina woke up very lucky on 24 October 2018. The winning ticket was sold at the KC Mart #7 in Simpsonville, in the northwestern region of the state. The winning six numbers were […]

FBLA Partners with Fleetwood Bank

November 1, 2018 by


FBLA is teaching kids to save! The group  has officially partnered with Fleetwood bank in July. Their plan is to teach kids from kindergarten to twelfth grade to save. FBLA has many activities planned to promote their message. The student representatives of this project are Brooke Gorman, Caitlin Bower, and Faith Readinger. All three girls […]

Trump Set to Impose Trade Tariffs

May 17, 2018 by


President Trump delivered the news of a possible trade war with China on Twitter. An examination by the right-leaning Tax Foundation said that, in 2018, more than a quarter of the gains from the tax law could be lost because of the new tariffs. “A trade war is a back-and-forth dispute where a country imposes […]

Manufacturing Issues Caused by US-China Trade War

May 11, 2018 by


Everyday, people in the United States use products from China, and people in China use things from the U.S.  However, both countries have been talking about putting tariffs on those products, and that could have a major impact on manufacturing. “Last year, U.S. exports to China totaled $130 billion, an amount that’s grown in recent […]

Trump Declares U.S. Trade War With China

May 4, 2018 by


With President Donald Trump’s continued probes into China’s trade practices, relations between the two countries have become tense. Starting in April 2017, President Trump directed the Department of Commerce to investigate if imports of foreign steel from China and other countries could be a threat to national security. The Chinese Government believes this will poison […]

Timeline of U.S. China Trade War

May 2, 2018 by


The U.S.-China trade war has been ongoing since January 2017. It first started with threats on imposing tariffs but did not take effect until January 2018. “An annual survey of business conditions by the American Chamber of Commerce, or AmCham, in China found that 4 out of 5 companies feel less welcome in China as […]

Student Loan Options Available

April 24, 2018 by


For those beginning their search for gearing up to go to the college of their choice, it can be difficult managing the financials. One thing students can do is reduce interest. Reducing this can lessen total debt and the size of monthly payments after graduation. This can help avoid capitalization, which is when unpaid interest […]

What is the Fiscal Cliff?

February 8, 2013 by


You have probably heard about it on TV, or read about it in the newspaper, or maybe someone brought it up in casual conversation. The fiscal cliff has been a big deal in America, but what was it exactly? First off, the term “fiscal cliff” is a nickname given to the issues that the United […]

R.I.P. Twinkies

December 5, 2012 by


On Friday, 23 November, America lost an icon. Hostess, the company that makes Twinkies,  officially went out of business. A national strike of its workers severely affected product output, and Hostess was forced to lay off 18,500 people. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather […]

FASD Budget Plans Full of Compromise

June 13, 2012 by


Even though the new school year is months away, many plans are underway for the upcoming 2012- 2013 school year. Over the last couple of months, many meetings have been held concerning the budget for next school year. Each board meeting is different in its own way; sometimes many teachers, students, and parents talk about […]

Tentative FASD Budget Approved

June 8, 2012 by


Word has been circulating around the immediate area about the new budget cuts that have been approved by the Fleetwood School Board. The budget, which was approved in early May, will be the tentative budget for the Fleetwood Area School District starting in the 2012-2013 school year. Unfortunately, the budget has had some drawbacks. One […]

FASD Budget Cuts Affect All

April 20, 2012 by


“I don’t want anything being cut,” FAHS Principal Michael DeAntonio said. On 13 March, 2012, Dr. Paul Eaken spoke about the budget and what is going to be cut next school year.  After he was done, he allowed anyone who wanted to speak to do so. Students, faculty, staff, and even people from the community spoke […]

Big Three Make Big Rebound

April 12, 2012 by


When the economy tanked a few years ago, so did the Big Three U.S. automakers’ sales. In 2008, both Chrysler and General Motors filed for bankruptcy and were forced to take a federal bailout. Ford just barely managed to avoid bankruptcy. In 2011, it was hard to believe that these three companies had ever been […]

Helpful Hints for Buying an Automobile

March 13, 2012 by


It’s that time again–time to choose wisely. Buying a new car, whether it’s a first time purchase or not, can be a daunting task. There are many contingencies one must evaluate when choosing an automobile.  Just remember-–chances are it’ll be around for some time. Most of us only think about how much we can afford when shopping […]

Muhlenburg Budget Brings Tax Hike to Berks

January 10, 2012 by


Muhlenberg township commissioners recently approved a 15.5 million budget for 2012. With the approval of this budget, taxes for the residents of the county would rise about 6%. The budget was approved at the end of November. The rate will increase from $4.5 million to $4.25 million. The 0.15 million increase of tax is for […]

Fleetwood Eager for, Wary of Black Friday Shopping

January 9, 2012 by


Black Friday is the craziest shopping day of the year. There are unbelievable sales and deals in most stores. Unfortunately, the convenience of the sales comes with a price: the loss of safety. Stores across the country have had violence within their walls during the 2011 holiday season. A shopper in Los Angeles decided to […]

Tax Hike Proposed for Fleetwood Residents

January 3, 2012 by


Residents of Fleetwood Borough may have something new to dread next year in the form of an 83% tax increase, an idea the Borough Council decided to advertise on Monday, November 14. This increase is for a proposed 2012 budget that will total over $1.9 million. The tax, if it makes it farther than the advertising […]

McTV Coming to a Mcdonald’s Near You

December 1, 2011 by


Fast food giant McDonald’s is launching an in-store TV channel, appropriately named McTV. McTV will enable McDonald’s customers to watch local sports, movie previews, and human interest stories while they dine. According to an article in The Los Angeles Times, the move is part of a broader digital-age strategy by corporate America to create its […]

Poverty in Reading Reaches New Low

November 22, 2011 by


Reading, Pennsylvania, a city of approximately 88,000, has for many years been the urban epicenter of Berks County. With a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, it has also developed into a cultural melting pot of sorts–or tossed salad, if you prefer. In recent years, however, the city of Reading has become fixed in a full-on […]