What we're doing on the Big Island with Bill 113 is trying to make a law that prohibits us from helping ourselves. It is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.
Community and smaller-to-mid-sized regional banks serve a variety of interests. They tend to favor the needs of local and mid-sized businesses or specific socio-economic communities who want a more personalized approach to banking.
Citibike represents, in theory, a wonderful effort and one that will bring efficient means of exercise and transport to many New Yorkers. What's a shame, though, is that the bicycles come without helmets.
Other countries have more extensive postal banking systems that still exist. Israel's postal bank offers checking and saving accounts as well as bill-paying services for utility bills. Why can't we do the same in this country?
How many financial institutions do you have investment accounts with? If you take more than a few seconds to answer, you probably have too many.
I'm not usually quick to praise large banks. But I have to give credit where credit is due -- Citibike is the perfect marketing program and especially notable for a company that has taken a number of hits to its image in recent years.
You didn't think brands were going to ignore a potential $110 billion marketplace, did you? Owing to concerns about the economy, limited space or the...
Not content with having swindled tens of millions of Americans out of their homes and life savings, the very bankers who caused the biggest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression are now subverting government regulations designed to prevent comparable disasters in the future.
While other brands start thinking about a more constructive way to communicate, I encourage you to applaud the Citi Bike program for its vision and tenacity.
Misrepresenting oneself to oneself has to be the lowest form of self-flattery. Not only does it breach the mother of all truism -- "know thyself" (wri...
Please don't tell me that these reports in the business press touting Sallie Krawcheck as a front-runner for chairman of the SEC or even a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary are true.
An early litmus test of Barack Obama's willingness to push policies to help the middle class in his second term will be whether or not he gives Treasury Secretary Geithner the sack.
The announcement of a new leader will impact different people differently. Some will be emotionally impacted. Some will be directly impacted. Some will be indirectly impacted. Some will be less impacted. Manage how they hear the news differently.
In Manhattan, the real estate ship has definitely turned and is leaving a wake behind. For the rest of the country, there doesn't seem to be more than a ripple.
Though our interactions on social media platforms are frequent, and while it's common to ask our networks for advice on both personal and professional matters, it's still a complete taboo -- in case you didn't know -- to talk about money online.
God bless American juries. As the government, press and political classes resolutely keep their eyes shut about corporate misdeeds, juries keep the faith. Not just by convicting Wall Streeters, but by acquitting them when the evidence requires, and then speaking out.