Author: Leigh Raper

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Leigh Raper has a degree in English Literature from the University of Miami and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she concentrated on Contracts, Entertainment Law, and Labor Relations. She received her MFA at the UCR-Palm Desert program for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

Do Americans still believe in free speech?

Results from a global survey conducted by Pew Research in 2015 shows that 40 percent of millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) in the United States felt that the “government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups.”

How to legally retire abroad

Retirement financial planning is important whether your preferred destination is South Carolina or South America. But if you choose to retire abroad, currency fluctuations can become a huge factor. Many people choose foreign locales because of the destination’s lower cost of living, but a change in exchange rates could impact that perceived value.

The many ways Trump can profit as president

If Trump’s original “blind trust” concept from the debate is not, in fact, a blind trust, does that matter? Not necessarily, at least according to federal law. The main conflict-of-interest law, Section 202 of Chapter 11 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, does not apply to the president.

How businesses can address the gender pay gap

Equal pay for equal work is a deceptively simple idea. Pay should be based on the job or the value of the work rather than on the gender of the employee. But achieving and maintaining pay equity between men and women isn’t easy. Historical bias—often unconsciously or unintentionally expressed—or simple conflict avoidance both complicate the matter.

Three ways to mess up your prenup

Where there is divorce, there are also prenuptial agreements. These pre-marriage contracts purport to settle issues regarding any distribution of assets in the event of a divorce. And while that might seem pessimistic, a prenup can serve to insulate the relationship from undue concern over asset ownership. But sometimes, the agreement isn’t up to the task.