This disposable income chart from the Fed might shock you

One way to check the health of the economy is to track disposable personal income.

Calculating disposable personal income is simple:

DI = PI – PT

Disposable income (DI) is the net amount leftover when Personal Taxes (PT) is subtracted from Personal Income (PI).

Here in the States, disposable personal income per capita has been climbing since the 1960s:

real disposable personal income per capita

Here is a state-by-state chart of disposable income:

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Introducing the secret to cutting onions without crying

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If you are like me, you hate cooking with onions.

Because cutting onions produce endless tears.

A knife cut leads to the creation of an irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide.

This irritant stimulates our eyes’ lachrymal glands.

And this release tears.

The best tear-free tricks to cutting onions without crying is simple:

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