Eric Reed

Eric Reed is a freelance journalist who writes frequently on the subjects of career and travel. You can read more of his work at his website ThingsDangerous.com.

Recent Articles By The Author

What Is the National Debt in 2019 and What Does It Actually Mean?

What Is the National Debt in 2019 and What Does It Actually Mean?

The national debt remains one of the most contentious, most high-profile political issues today. What is it?

Wealth Tax: Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages in 2019

Wealth Tax: Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages in 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren would like to pass a wealth tax on the wealthy. Come again?

What Is the Average Household Cost of Food in 2019?

What Is the Average Household Cost of Food in 2019?

You probably spend a LOT more on food than you realize. Here's how much...

What Is a Tariff and What Are the Real Impacts of Them in 2019?

What Is a Tariff and What Are the Real Impacts of Them in 2019?

In two years tariffs have leapt from a niche issue to a major force in American policy. Here's what they are.

What Is Working Capital and How Do You Measure Assets?

What Is Working Capital and How Do You Measure Assets?

How can you measure whether a company's revenue stream is the real thing? By calculating its working capital.

What Are Earnings Per Share and What Are Limits to Keep in Mind?

What Are Earnings Per Share and What Are Limits to Keep in Mind?

If you've ever looked at an investment you've probably seen the metric Earnings Per Share. What is that?

Debt Service Coverage Ratio: Definition, How to Calculate and Examples

Debt Service Coverage Ratio: Definition, How to Calculate and Examples

The DSCR measures how well a company can service its debt with its current revenue. Here's how to calculate it.

Leveraged Buyout: Definition, Examples and Uses

Leveraged Buyout: Definition, Examples and Uses

Banks have floated nearly twice as much in leveraged loans as they did before the Great Recession. Here's what that means.

What Is a Furlough and What Are Employee Rights During One?

What Is a Furlough and What Are Employee Rights During One?

Here's what's happening to the federal workers and contractors during the government shutdown.

What Is The Law Of Diminishing Returns and Why Does It Matter?

What Is The Law Of Diminishing Returns and Why Does It Matter?

Pouring more gas in the car won't make it go any faster. This is the law of diminishing returns.