February 24, 2020

Let Them All In - 5 of 15 MLB teams in each league currently qualify for post-season play.  MLB is considering expanding the number to 7 of 15 in each league beginning with the 2022 season (source: MLB). Reprinted with permission from BTN.    

February 21, 2020

Women in Politics - 24% of the 535 members of Congress are women (127 females), including 26 senators and 101 House members (source: Center for American Women and Politics).  Reprinted with permission from BTN.

February 20, 2020

Spring Is In The Air - Training camps for major league baseball teams open this week.  The minimum salary for a major league baseball player for 2020 is $563,500.  To rank in the top 1% of all US taxpayers (based upon 2017 tax data) required an adjusted gross income le...

February 19, 2020

In Just Three States - 42% of the 2.06 million new jobs created nationally in calendar year 2019 occurred in Texas (342,800), California (310,300) and Florida (212,000) (source: Department of Labor).     Reprinted with permission from BTN.

February 18, 2020

Half Of All Taxpayers - 50% of American taxpayers reported less than $41,740 of adjusted gross income for tax year 2017.  There were 143.3 million tax returns filed for tax year 2017 (source: Internal Revenue Service).   Reprinted with permission from BTN.

February 14, 2020

Load Up The Truck - People who move to Topeka, KS beginning in calendar year 2020 and live and work in the city for 1 year are eligible for a $10,000 award if they rent or $15,000 if they buy a home.  The funds are designed to attract workers to Topeka (source: Greater...

February 13, 2020

Expensive Degree - A Harvard law degree costs $65,875 in annual tuition, not counting room, board and books.  Law school typically last 3 years (source: Harvard University).   Reprinted with permission from BTN.  

February 12, 2020

Less Than Fifty Bucks A Day - There were 64 million Americans receiving monthly benefits from Social Security in December 2019, including retired workers, spouses and children of retired workers, survivors of deceased workers, and disabled people.  70% of the 64 millio...

February 11, 2020

The Next Century - If you are having a daughter or granddaughter born in 2020, and that newborn girl lives an average female life expectancy of 81.2 years, she will live to the year 2101.  Updated life expectancy numbers for American babies were released on 1/30/20 (so...