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Dennis Santiago


Credit Unions Just Got a Little More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted June 1, 2012

In December 2009, my friend Arianna Huffington called with this idea to educate "ordinary" people about the financial system. At the time, I directed Institutional Risk Analytics to prepare and launch a pro bono zip code tool to search for best of breed small and mid-sized banks....

Miriam Axel-Lute


6 Steps to Stabilize High-Foreclosure Neighborhoods

Miriam Axel-Lute | Posted June 1, 2012

1. Don't Let the Lenders Lie. When lenders and servicers say they can't modify the principal on a loan because it's in a security and their securitization agreements don't let them, they're lying. They may not be doing it on purpose, but they are. None other than Ocwen, one of...

Paul Stoller


Campus Crusade

Paul Stoller | Posted June 1, 2012

There's going to be a lot of election talk about education between now and the time the voters finally go to the polls in November to elect a president. Both GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama are going to try to convince college students and their parents -- a...

Jason Alderman


Prepare Your Kids for Summer Job Expenses

Jason Alderman | Posted June 1, 2012

High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer -- once again -- as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. That's bad news not only because of lost income, but because summer jobs provide valuable...

Robert Siciliano


Online Banking vs. Mobile Banking

Robert Siciliano | Posted June 1, 2012

While PC-based online banking is not much older than a high school student, mobile banking is still in elementary school. With the proliferation of smartphones, however, online banking's younger sibling is quickly catching up to the slightly more established option.

Banking through your PC's web browser offers a full menu...

Andrew Wilkes


Now, Not Later: Increasing New York State's Minimum Wage

Andrew Wilkes | Posted June 1, 2012

Governor Cuomo has an opportunity to exercise economic leadership on behalf of the Empire State's most vulnerable families. Despite his characterizations, raising the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 can and should be done. According to a recent Siena College poll, 79 percent of New York State...

Bill Moyers


Pity the Poor Billionaires

Bill Moyers | Posted June 1, 2012

We had the perfect headline all picked out for this piece but our colleague Paul Waldman at The American Prospect magazine beat us to the punch:

"It's Hard Out There for a Billionaire."

You see, according to, the so-called "mega-donors," unleashed by Citizens United and pouring boundless big...

Matthew Dowd


Is Dismal Jobs Report the Signal Independents Are Seeking?

Matthew Dowd | Posted June 1, 2012

In life, when things seem like a close call in debating whether to take a job or move somewhere or dive deeper into a relationship, we look for a signal of which way to go. In facing really difficult choices, we are open to all kinds of signals. They...

David Wild


'Work To Do': A Sad Soundtrack for a Painful Jobs Report

David Wild | Posted June 1, 2012

When the first headline of the day that you read is "JOBS REPORT DISTASTER" and that headline is on The Huffington Post, that's not good news. Here's my own suggested playlist to take this economic sad song and try to make it just a little bit better. As always, please...


4 Steps to Make Prepaid Cards Better | Posted June 1, 2012

By Beverly Blair Harzog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced recently that it's taking a look at regulating the prepaid card industry. This decision has come at a really good time. Although these cards were originally targeted at the unbanked, now the whole world seems to be the target...

The Sunlight Foundation


Forget the Sex Scandal, Love Child and Rielle Hunter: John Edwards' Reliance on Big Donors All Too Common

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted June 1, 2012

By Bill Allison, editorial director for the Sunlight Foundation.

The strange case of John Edwards -- who has been humiliatingly undressed as a scoundrel and the very opposite of what he pretended to be in two runs for the presidency -- sheds some light on the relationship between...

Grant Cardone


The Middle-Class Solution: GET OUT!

Grant Cardone | Posted June 1, 2012

It seems the more politicians suggest they are fighting for you, the worse the conditions become for the middle class. The middle class is shrinking at best and possibly in the process of being erased. More important than assigning who or what is to blame for income and wealth inequality...

Gabrielle Bernstein


Co-Worker Karma

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted June 1, 2012

Working with others can sometimes be an ego nightmare. In this vlog I share my Spirit Junkie tools for creating more positive connections with your co-workers. Learn to let go of resentments and experience miraculous shifts in your workplace.

Gabrielle Bernstein is the bestselling author of Spirit Junkie and Add More ~ing to Your Life. She is also the founder of the social network for women to inspire, empower and connect. For Gabrielle's free guided meditations click here.

For more by Gabrielle Bernstein, click here.

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Robert Schrader


How Bank of America Saved My Ass

Robert Schrader | Posted June 1, 2012

When I logged on to check my bank balance from Egypt last September, as I often do when I travel, I was horrified: Someone had used my debit card to sign up for a account.

Someone knew my debit card number, even though I still had the card. The...