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Catherine New

Unemployment Will Stay Above 8 Percent For 2012, Fed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Memo to those who are out of work: Don't get your hopes up this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the central bank di...

Driving the Global Economy with the Brakes On

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

With the right set of measures, the worst can definitely be avoided, and the recovery can be put back on track. These measures can be taken, need to be taken, and need to be taken urgently.

The Best 4 Years of Your Life... Are Over: 5 Financial Steps for 20-Somethings

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.18.2012 | College
Justine Rivero

Now is the time to finally stop making excuses and start being "growed up" with your finances with these five steps.

Investments For Retirement, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman answers offers tips on investing for your retirement. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code M...

Investing In Precious Metals, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman offers advice on investing in precious metals. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at...

Tips For Lowering Your Interest Rates, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman reveals one major way to save money this year! Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at...

New Year's Resolution: Take Charge of Credit/Debt Management

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

The new year provides the opportunity to improve your credit worthiness. Credit is one of the primary engines that runs the American economy and households.

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Card Hub's 6 Credit Predictions for 2012 Offer Glimpse of Future for Consumers' Wallets

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

The credit industry affects all facets of personal finance and being ahead of the curve when it comes to credit issues could certainly help you save money and thereby lower stress. At the very least, you might learn something new!

IMF Urges More Representation For Developing Nations

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged member countries to quickly sign off on an agreement last year to double IMF resources and give unde...

How To Rebuild Your Credit, From Jean Chatzky

Posted 12.19.2011 | Women

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How To Budget For Holiday Shopping, From Jean Chatzky

Posted 02.18.2012 | Women

Finance expert Jean Chatzky shares tips for keeping holiday shopping manageable while staying within your budget. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.c...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

$5 Billion For Michigan Small Businesses, Consumers

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

Fifth Third Bank has pledged to make $5 billion in loans available in Michigan in 2012. That includes $2.5 billion for the Pure Michigan Business C...

It must be impossible for the Fed to create inflation

Warren Mosler | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Hardly an hour goes by without some pundit pushing the possibility of some kind of run away inflation, with Zimbabwe and Weimar rolling off the tongue...

SBA is Making Lines of Credit More Available --- Maybe

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

To provide the much-needed liquidity, the U. S. Small Business Administration is revising its CAPLine program to make lines of credit more acceptable to lenders and more available to small-business owners. However, banks would rather make conventional LOCs rather than hassle with some of the SBA's requirements.

Gerry Smith

Family Secrets: Parents Prey On Children's Identities As Victims Stay Silent

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. Ana Ramirez rents a...

The 1% Versus The 99%: Who Has Better Credit?

Justine Rivero | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Justine Rivero

As Occupy Wall Street focuses much of its agenda around the financial health of America, we took a look at the personal side of financial health for both sides of the 1 percent and the 99 percent.

9 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before You Even THINK About Getting Married

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
M. Lin

Finances are the foundation for the life you're about to build with someone -- and no one should enter a marriage blindly without assessing whether this foundation is rocky or solid.

It Is Your Reputation, After All

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Social media is no longer just a buzzword, but really a part of daily life. Now the new thing is a play on the old one, "You've got Klout." Or do you? Or do you have Peerindex? Do you know your grade on Grader? Do you know what your Kred is?

Americans Grossly Underestimate Their Own Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Americans grew wary of credit-card debt during the recession, a time when no one was eager to try to live beyond their means. But in the past two year...

The 10 Cities With The Worst Credit: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. After the credit crisis, it’s been encouraging to see that across America credit scores have been slowly improving. Despite ...

Addressing the Credit Needs of the Unbanked

Bill Himpler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Bill Himpler

The need for access to affordable credit among the unbanked has been met by a steady call for banks to offer small dollar loans.

Off to College, But Are They Ready for Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.08.2011 | Parents
Jeanne Kelly

If you haven't taught your kids about healthy credit, now is the time. While they are in college taking classes to help them obtain a career, what about also helping them build some credit history?

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.