This video shows the Top 20 countries by their total coal production from 1900 to 2020 (last 120 years). Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
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Bond Funds Or Bond Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)?
During the last 10 years, new bond ETFs submerged the market to compete with bond funds. The major ETF players such as iShares, PowerShares, Vanguard to name a few, went after the mutual fund firms to win the war of asset under management of this vast bond market. Are bond ETFs worth it?Retirement: Why You Need to Plan Now
You may not want to, but people of all ages need to start thinking and planning for retirement. What do you want to do with your time and freedom? Travel? Spend more time with family? Volunteer? Being financially prepared can make all the difference in what kind of retirement you will have.Is It Possible to Retire Young?
For some workers in the public sector, the answer might be “most definitely,” you can retire young. People who work in local and county government tend to retire at an earlier age than most other workers. Why? Well, they are our police officers, firefighters, and public administrators. And they usually have what’s called a defined benefit plan, a pension set up by their employer to save money for when they retire.What The Future of Social Security Means to You
A lot of people make their retirement plans, if they have any, around expected social security benefits. This has never been wise, but perhaps less wise today.Estate Planning – What Is It and When Should I Do It?
Estate planning, in its simplest terms, is the preparation for one’s death or incapacitation. You should do it now, regardless of your age or health. It is important for each of us to recognize that substantial wealth or assets are not a factor in determining the need for estate planning.