Even while American kids improve in other subjects, United States youth are only getting worse at handling money. According to the Jump$tart Coalition, an organization that aims to educate American youth on good financial habits, high school seniors regularly score lower than 48 percent on tests concerning personal finance, and college seniors rarely do much better with scores of around 65 percent. With such limited knowledge of finances, it should be no surprise that roughly one in four young adults is spending more than s/he makes despite having unpaid student loans, medical bills, and more. [Read more…] about Financial Literacy: Getting Your Teen Ready for College and Beyond
Fallout is a popular role-playing video game with a retro-futuristic setting. This game takes place after a global nuclear war sometime in the middle of the 22nd century through to the 23rd century. Its popularity has, in fact, resulted in several sequels and spin-off games that form part of the Fallout series.
Now owned by Bethesda Softworks, Fallout is considered as the successor of the role-playing game Wasteland released in 1998. Just recently, the latest sequel was launched during the first-ever Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 but it will be officially released in November including versions for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and personal computers. The same event launched the free Fallout Shelter spin-off game for iOS in the App Store.
Bethesda has developed several role-playing video games that have attracted a large fanbase. These include Skyrim and Fallout, both of which are pitted against each other resulting in the Skyrim vs Fallout rivalry.
Unlike Skyrim that features dragons and a funny twist that allows yelling to kill people, Fallout focuses on people and high-tech weaponry. For many gamers, Fallout is more engaging with a great soundtrack to accompany the game.
In Fallout, the Vault is where the you as the player or the so-called lone wanderer are born and raised singlehandedly by your father. The father, however, eventually leaves the Vault when you become a teenager prompting the player to leave as well especially when the Overseer attempts to arrest him or her.
After leaving the Vault, the player is then called the Lone Wanderer. He or she then goes to the Capital Wasteland in Washington D.C. to search for his father and ventures into other areas such as the Project Purity facility, Rivet City, Megaton settlement and a lot more.
Get to know more about Fallout’s Vault 101 and Wasteland in this infographic.
Australia is a huge country and there are so many benefits with hiring a campervan. They are economical, give you complete freedom, are convenient, and are a cost-effective way of seeing all the attractions and landmarks this large continent has to offer.
Just think – no expensive hotel rooms, no early checkouts, no bag packing and complete flexibility to travel whenever suits you. You aren’t limited to one destination and if you add up the costs of renting a campervan, you end up saving money that can be spent elsewhere.
This handy infographic gives you an understanding of what a campervan is, the benefits, limitations and some realities you need to be prepared for on your trip:
This infographic was originally published on Flickr
Date looking at truck accidents in the US each year.
People passionate about writing are fortunate these days as they have more freedom in choosing the type of work they want to pursue. The best part is they can do it in the comfort of their homes. That’s the best perk of freelance writing.
In North America today, writers make up nearly half of freelancers. In the U.S., an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing. Based on the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, 18 percent of freelancers claimed writing as their primary skill while 10 percent said they are skilled in copy-editing and another 10 percent listed copy-writing as their main skill. Other skills listed included translating, web development and marketing.
The number of freelancers is predicted to continue growing moving forward and more companies are expected to embrace this growth. Writers who wish to do freelance work can simply visit several sites including freelance jobs board that provide a list of online and other freelancing jobs. Elance is a popular platform that connects freelancers including writers and editors with contractors looking for staff to outsource certain tasks.
With the trend in content marketing going strong these days, the demand for freelance writers remains high. Reports have noted that companies of all sizes are now allocating a specific budget solely for content marketing and many use freelance writers to meet this demand. In addition, writers can actually more if they are resourceful enough. As of 2010, the median annual wage of writers was at $55,420 or an equivalent of $26.64 per hour based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The outlook for freelance writers is bright. It is predicted to grow six percent until 2010. Among the writers that will be in demand moving forward are those specializing in SEO, social media and content marketing.
Apart from able to work from home, freelance writers can also easily find a job without having to prove their educational background. As long as they can show samples of their writing work, they can eventually get writing projects even from several contractors. Furthermore, as a freelancer, one can choose the niche he or she wants to focus on, set his own rates and create his own service offerings.
An added bonus is that you can actually become a sub-contractor. This means you can create your own team of writers and then accept assignments in bulk. Or you can also accept work from other freelance writers who may need help in writing the many assignments they have.
The infographic below provides more details on the trends in freelance writing.
An infographic looking at the laws that Walter White of Breaking Bad broke and how much jail time he would theoretically do for each.
A look at boating accidents statistics
What are the DUI stats in the USA?
Via: Chicago DUI Lawyer