How Would Have Your Favorite TV Characters Retired

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Pensions are a hot-topic here in the UK, and in the run up to the pension changes on 6 April 2015, My Retirement Options have taken a look at how our best-loved sitcom characters may be coping in their own retirement.

First of four is London’s ultimate wheeler-dealer, Derek Trotter, known to his friends and family as Del Boy. While his dreams of being a millionaire were recognised and readily dashed, Del Boy was never one for scrimping on the things he enjoyed. So will have had to cut back now he’s retired?


Are You a Hustler or a Highroller?

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If you gamble you might know that there are several types of gamblers. Those who bet high and those who bet low. There is not a correct way to bet, but some people like to take a little more risk when they gamble. This infographic from Euro Palace, provides and insight into the types of gamblers and you may recognize a few famous famous. So read the infographic and see if you can figure out what type of gambler you are.


Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The infographic is clean and has a fun modern design. I like the real photos of the celebrities, the interesting flowchart, and the types of gambling games you can play.

Infographic Information: B+

The information does provide the reader with what type of gambler they are and that is great. I like that the reader can learn something about themselves from the infogrpahic!

The Federal Minimum Wage: What’s Next?

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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers in the United States must be paid at least a minimum wage — currently set at $7.25 an hour. While states and municipalities have the power to establish higher wages — for example, Washington is $9.32 and San Francisco is $10.74 — the federal minimum wage creates a base level for most employees. The only exceptions to the rule are certain tipped employees, full-time students, youth workers and disabled workers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million hourly workers earned the federal minimum wage in 2012, with nearly 2 million more earning less than the minimum because they fell under one of the above exemptions. More than half of minimum wage employees work in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by retail, education and health services.

How did we get to today’s rate of $7.25 an hour?Let’s take a closer look at the history of the minimum wage.


Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

If there is one thing that I love about an infographic, it is when they have good organization. That means that the information is laid out in an easy to read and follow design. This infographic uses a timeline design to help guide the reader through all of the information. The years are clearly labeled and designed to standout from the rest of the text. My only negative is that the top part is a little dull and should be more appealing to the eye to attract readers.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is interesting and helps shows how the federal minimum wage has changed over the years. I like the historical facts about the minimum wage. My pet peeve about infographics is that they should provide something valuable to the reader. This infographic shares facts but provides nothing for the reader to take away from the infographic.

Infographic provided by HRdirect.

Superhero Credit Ratings

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With the world becoming more reliant on credit, making sure that you have a good rating is important if you want to borrow money. Being a superhero, fighting crime and saving the world might mean that you have more important things to worry about but have they ever considered if they could get a loan? At Aspire Money we have decided to take a look at some of our favourite superheroes and see which one would have the worst credit rating!


Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The design has a comic book feel and look to it that works well with the superhero topic. I wish the information was organized a little better as it seems to be scattered around each section

Infographic Information: B+

I love the creative information behind this infographic. It gives a better insight into credit ratings while making it fun to read.

10 Ways Identity Theft Affects You

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For nearly 15 years running, identity theft has been the leading consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission. ARAG has helped many of those victims clear their names and credit ratings and get their lives back on track. See the top ten ways identity theft can affect you.