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News From the Control Tower - 8/17/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.

This week’s reads include:

1.       Six American Entrepreneurs on Managing This Summer’s Energy Prices

Recent spikes in oil and natural gas have touched every corner of American life, making everything from tacos to honey more expensive for the small businesses that make the country run

2.       How Quitting a Job Changed My Work-Life Balance

We asked people who quit their jobs during the “Great Resignation” how it changed how they approach work. This is what they told us.

3.       The Hot New Trend for Gucci and Chanel: Middle America

Soaring demand for luxury goods is prompting high-end brands to open boutiques in new parts of the U.S.

4.       Silver-Haired and Shameless About Perks: Retirees Take Part-Time Work in the Travel Industry

Spend 15 hours a week loading baggage at the airport or passing out towels at the pool, and you can see Europe for a fraction of the usual cost.

5.       Crypto skeptics have been debating online for years. Now they’re organizing.

A contingent of people who see cryptocurrencies as akin to fraud have begun to organize. It’s a response to what they see as a crypto movement that has dominated discussion of this still-new technology both online and in Washington.

Bonus: You Can Spot Deepfakers By Getting Them To Look Sideways

You would think you’d be able to tell real people apart from synthetic faces, but research out there proves it’s way too easy to be fooled.