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What Makes Art Dealers Successful and How They Drive the Market

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 02.14.2017 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Larry Gagosian, Daniel Templon, David Zwirner, and Arne Glimcher are the top art dealers to date. Undoubtedly successful, with Gagosian's revenue hitt...

Closing The City's Growing Wealth Gap

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.11.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Conversations about race often feature reminders that, although imperfect, our society has made much progress toward racial equity.

When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

It is Important to Have Black Faces on Dollars, but More Important to Get Dollars in Black Hands

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Today in the United States, racial economic inequality persists because of the failure of will to invest in people of color, who continue to pay the price for a 21st century economy built off of the white supremacy of the 19th and 20th centuries. It

How Much Liquidity Do You Have as a Business Owner?

John Rampton | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
John Rampton

One of the items that many of us overlook when planning our finances or our businesses is liquidity. Too often, we don't stop and think about how acce...

Investing in Tomorrow Means Building Assets Today

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 03.07.2017 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

If there's one thing we can count on in life, it's to expect the unexpected. We head out to work in the morning and find that the car won't start. A c...

Treat Her Like A Lady: Civil Forfeiture's Lack of Chivalry

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 01.06.2017 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

At first blush, it may seem like civil forfeiture is different than the usual methods of justice: targeting poor people who have nothing and placing them in jail. As hard as state and federal governments may try, you can't take nothing from nothing so indigent populations are impervious to forfeiture schemes.

3 Content Marketing Assets Every Salesperson Should Keep in Their Back Pocket for 2016

Noble Crawford | Posted 12.18.2016 | Business
Noble Crawford

Technology research firm, Gartner, Inc. defines content marketing as the process and practice of creating, curating and cultivating text, video, image...

Black Men: America's Great, Underappreciated Assets

BMe Community | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
BMe Community

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States?That's the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves.

What to Do When Divorce or Widowhood Puts You in Financial Control for the First Time

Michael Most | Posted 09.23.2016 | Money
Michael Most

Taking an accounting of liabilities and expenses -- ie. what's owed -- is an essential first step to taking full financial control. In the case of divorce, which spouse will continue to pay for certain expenses is typically decided in the settlement.

Asset Building and the Path to a "Universal Fix" to Poverty

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Ben Hecht

While the debate about relief programs has become, unfortunately, deeply politicized, if we are serious about addressing poverty and inequality, we will need to get beyond the rhetoric to really hone in on what elements have worked and where there is room for improvement.

How Much Money Will You Have Left When You Die?

Buck Wargo | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

A new study paints a frightening picture about the correlation between Americans' chances at a longer life and their income and assets.

Three Ways Inequality Is Making Life Worse for Everyone

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

As the 2016 election approaches, the debate among the intelligentsia appears like it will center around the question of inequality. While income is distributed unequally in the country, what few people know is how much more unequally wealth, financial assets and inheritances are distributed. As the chart below shows, income is only part of the problem.

Yet Another Greek Secret: The Case of Phantom Assets

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Steve H. Hanke

When banks are in distress, it is important to assess how easily the bank's capital cushion can absorb potential losses from troubled assets. To do this, I performed an analysis using Texas Ratios for Greece's four largest banks.

Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

To me, net worth is equivalent to taking your blood pressure. It gives a reading that will tell us how healthy you are financially.

You Don't Have to Be Rich to Retire Happy (In Fact, Far From It)

Jeff Haden | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Jeff Haden

We all hope to retire someday -- the freedom to do more of what we want to do and less of what we have to do. But that kind of freedom comes with a price, right? Won't you need millions in assets and a six-figure annual income? Nope. You'll probably need a lot less in assets and income than you think.

A Lottery You Can't Lose

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Imagine that you have a low-paying job but still manage to save a little for your kids' future every month. Then someone comes along and offers you a chance to win a cash prize.

6 Things Every Divorce Lawyer Should Tell Their Clients

Christian Denmon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Christian Denmon

A bad divorce can destroy you and your spouse financially. Yet a strategic and intelligent divorce can lead to win-win results that both parties can live with so that they can move on towards brighter and better futures.

Blank Account: The American Struggle to Save and Share

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

The present hyper-concentration of wealth is creating dysfunctions in our economy that are strikingly unfair and ultimately unproductive, not only for society's most vulnerable, but also to our overall societal productivity and well-being.

All in the Family

Steven Abernathy | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Steven Abernathy

In the present-day U.S., as in 19th-century Europe, a family bank can preserve wealth, provide family members with independent access to capital, and more -- it can substantially lessen the taxes that wealthy families pay on occasions of inter-generational wealth transfer.

A Global Disease Called Deflation

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic ...

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

How to Compare and Analyze Different Asset Classes

Anthony Humpage | Posted 11.22.2014 | Money
Anthony Humpage

Over the past 20 years, the home has increased in value by approximately 175 percent. This revelation got me thinking about asset classes and how they generally perform over a 20-year period.

What Einstein Taught Me About Death: 5 Reasons to Write a Will Today

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Whether you are looking to ensure your children's safety and future, or dictate how much of your earnings go back into the tax system, writing a will is an essential action and we can all benefit from taking advice from a genius like Einstein here.