The average annual salary in the U.S. is around $50,000, but even families making double that can find it hard to scrape by in some cities. In many metropolitan areas, a two-earner household with one child and two adults would be just getting by on a gross annual income of $100,000 and a monthly budget of $8,333, according to a report released this week by financial information website MagnifyMoney.
Forget dish sets and kitchen appliances, some couples are putting bitcoin on their wedding registries. Some tech-savvy wedding-goers are gifting the digital currency to new couples, as its value surges to new highs. Like purchasing a stock or bond, buying bitcoin is — all going well — an investment in the future. Sounds crazy, right? Bitcoin is notoriously volatile. But if you got married in 2011 your $100 Bitcoin gift would be worth more than $238,000 today.
The world’s population is getting older, and caring for seniors is getting more expensive — but where you live has a big impact on how much you’ll pay. Alaska is on average the most expensive state to grow old, and Alabama is among the cheapest, according to an analysis released Monday by the cost-estimating website HowMuch.net.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".