A lot of attention has been throw to Charlie Sheen recently given his personal issues. The reason so much focus is given his way is because of his successful TV show Two and a Half Men which is the highest watched comedy show on television. Charlie Sheen earns roughly $2 million per episode so it is no wonder why so much attention is flung that way:
“(TV Squad) So, America’s long national nightmare is over, and the nation’s couch potatoes can rest easy knowing that, not only is Charlie Sheen going to remain on ‘Two and a Half Men’ for two more years, but he’ll also continue to remain TV’s highest paid actor, earning almost $2 million per episode, more than double what he makes now.
That’s a lot of money for a guy with as much personal baggage as Charlie Sheen, enmeshed as he is in scandal that threatens to derail his show, not just because it may alienate viewers, but because he also faces potential jail time on felony charges stemming from the Christmas 2009 incident in which he allegedly threatened his wife with a knife.
Is it really worth so much trouble and the expense for CBS and ‘Two and a Half Men’ producer Warner Bros. Television to hold on to Sheen just for the sake of a sitcom that is currently wrapping its seventh season and can’t have too many years of life left in it? Is Sheen really worth nearly $2 million per episode?”
With that amount of money and the success of the show, Charlie will be in the spotlight for years to come.
The splitting of America into two economics. Jobs report hides 500,000 people dropping out of labor force.
The recent jobs report is showing the reality that this economic recovery isn’t exactly helping people across the board uniformly. In fact, the only reason the unemployment rate dipped so significantly last month was that 500,000 just fell off the labor force figure. That’ll get those numbers looking good:
“(LA Progressive) At a time when corporate profits are through the roof, the Dow is flirting with 12,000, Wall Street paychecks are fat again, and big corporations are sitting on more than $1 trillion in cash, you’d expect jobs be coming back. But you’d be wrong.
The U.S. economy added just 36,000 jobs in January, according to today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Remember, 125,000 are needed just to keep up with the increase in the population of Americans wanting and needing work. And 300,000 a month are needed — continuously, for five years — if we’re to get back to anything like the employment we had before the Great Recession.”
So far the recovery hasn’t translated to real world gains for most.
Are married people richer? A recent Ohio State Survey reveals the financial facts on married couples and their finances.
Mixing money with love is a road most would try to avoid. Yet a recent OSU study found that being married did increase the wealth beyond the level of being single. Now studies are studies and we need to remember that being in a bad marriage is likely going to cost you more in other economic items that don’t translate into wealth:
“(Bank Rate) Money can’t buy love, but love may bring you money — if you’re married, that is. Though marriage has evolved from a strictly businesslike arrangement to a more romantic union, an official partnership can result in decidedly pragmatic benefits: increased wealth.
A study completed in 2005 by Jay Zagorsky at Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research followed subjects for 15 years and found that being married increases an individual’s wealth above and beyond that of two single people.
Single study subjects accumulated about $11,000 of wealth after 15 years. People who got married, and stayed married, accumulated about $43,000 in 10 years of marriage.”
Forget the 401k and get hitched apparently!