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Taylor M

Rail Car Loadings Report June 2020

June total U.S. Rail car loadings saw a decline of 22.4% over June 2019. While a terrible mark in any other circumstances, this marks a small rebound from the 25.2% April decline and 27.7% May decline. As U.S. economies continue reopening, industries are hopeful May will mark the lows.

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Economy
Taylor M

June Jobs Report

The economy added 4.8 million jobs in the month of June. The bureau of labor statistics released its monthly non farm payrolls report on July 2,2020. The report is a positive indicator exceeding consensus estimates for 2.9 million jobs.

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Taylor M

How to Save a $1000 Emergency Fund

How much difference would an extra $1,000 dollar emergency fund sitting in a separate account make? The car gets a flat tire, the little one falls on the playground. Unexpected expenses come from everywhere. Having a starter emergency fund helps stop life's unexpected expenses from derailing your walk.

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Taylor M

Financial Translator: 50-30-20 Rule

The 50/30/20 Rule is a simple guideline for helping to determine how your budget is allocated. Are you in too much house? Are you saving enough for retirement? This guideline is a helpful tool in determining that answer.

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Economy
Taylor M

May Railcar Loads Down 28%

At the depths of the U.S. Covid-19 Pandemic; May total U.S. rail car loads dropped -27.7% from the previous year. Excluding coal, total cars loaded was down -21.9% YOY. Early June numbers beginning to show some improvement.

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