As numerous restaurant employees were given leave on Thursday to march in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests, others returned to their posts Friday to discover that they were out of a job. Across the U.S. employers fired hundreds of protesters who skipped work to participate in rallies. Eighteen employees at Bradley Coatings, a company specializing in industrial coatings, were let go after not showing up for work, according to an NBC affiliate. The company noted in a statement that the employees were not terminated for attending the protests but for being absent. "This past Wednesday night, certain employees of BCI informed their leadership that they would not be at work the following day,"
It may sound like a simple strategy, but the fact that the vast majority of Americans fall short of millionaire status proves that it's easier said than done. Spending more than you earn can put you in a dangerous hole of debt.
The end of the Affordable Care Act could mean the rise of a new kind of tax-advantaged investment plan: the Roth health savings account (HSA). Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine have drafted a bill to create the Roth HSAs to help people pay health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as part of a plan to replace Obamacare. "It is being proposed as an Obamacare replacement, but it's really providing tax-sheltering opportunities rather than increasing health care coverage," said Edwin Park, vice president for health care policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank.