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African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

The Brazenly Illegal Behavior of Big Banks

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Frank Vogl

Three strikes and you are out in baseball. Three strikes -- irrespective of the crime -- and you're in prison long-term in the United States. Now, the bankers need to be subjected to the "Three Strikes and You're Out" rule.

An Afternoon With Peter Lynch

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Catholic Speakers Series at the Harvard Business School, Peter Lynch, legendary American businessman and investor, shared his insights, in a conversation moderated by Clarisse Siu, President of the HBS Catholic Student Association, on faith, life and markets.

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing t...

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

From Average Joe, to Profitable Trader

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Nancy Laws

The need for security is the one thing that all human beings have in common. That security may come in different forms for each of us, but it all boils down to the same thing.

From Investment Banker to Farm Investigator

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.14.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Growing up, I seemed almost earmarked for the financial world, as I was both studious and materialistic. I was a small mass of seriousness--a little librarian--completing my assignments early and happily. But my core longed for more, mentally, materially.

Can Your Credit Score Be Too High?

CompareCards | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
CompareCards

Think of it like this; a 740 credit score is the equivalent of an A+, and there is no such thing as A+++++. If you have a credit score significantly above 740, then I suppose you can brag about it to your friends, but you won't receive any benefits above what you would have if your score was just 740.

Why Smart Bosses Give Bad Employees a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful managers have the maturity to recognize that good employees may do things that look bad to others, but they may do them for important reasons. Here is why a manager might decide to give a raise to a "bad" employee.

5 Lies Employers Use to Not Give You a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Smart employers recognize the value of their employees, and they find a way to give them a raise. Even a company that is genuinely struggling should continue to invest in employees. Employees are their most important asset.

Want to Fight New Forms of Financial Corruption? Hire Women.

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Social anthropologist Janine Wedel, author, most lately, of Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt Our Finances, Freedom, and Security, has spent decades getting to the bottom of how powerful people wield influence. Truth and transparency, she warns, have devolved into a performance art.

Charles Pascalar: Be the Guy Who Gives More Than What's Expected

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Real-Life Retirement Advice From Savvy 90-Year-Old

Buck Wargo | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

At the tender age of 90, retired psychologist Ken Barringer has penned his very first book -- because he wanted to share everything he's learned during his almost two decades of retirement.

If We Don't Fix the Banking House of Cards, It Will Fall on Us Again

Lynn Parramore | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Anat Admati, who teaches finance and economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is co-author of The Bankers' New Clothes, a classic account of the problem of Too Big to Fail banks.

Women in Business: Sonya Brown, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sonya brings to NVP more than a decade of investment experience. Based in NVP's Palo Alto office, Sonya is focused on investing across a wide range of...

Financial News on Twitter: Who to Follow? Mapping and Ranking the Top 100 Twittersphere Accounts

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

The good folks at Captain Economics did a great post a couple of weeks back on 'The Economics Twitosphere Top 100 Influential Users'. We followed up with our own post, Mapping the Financial / Media Twittersphere, an illustration of the Twitter accounts that are most central for financial news.

Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Robin Raskin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Robin Raskin

Has anyone noticed that crowdfunding is not just about a bunch of young aspirationals looking for cash? What started out as a way to democratize innovation and access to capital, is now a sweet way for well-established companies to play at being a "startup."

13 Money Management Lessons for Kids

Chris Mettler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Research shows that America's youth has a deep lack of understanding when it comes to finances and how to properly manage money. These disturbing statistics have generated a national movement to incorporate financial literacy into our education system and encourage parents to teach money management lessons at home.

Need to Have Your Startup Funded? Here are 5 Ways

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

These five sources of funding are only a few of the ways you can come up with the capital to bring your idea to fruition. Be creative and think outside the box for ways to fund your startup -- you'll likely need funding from a combination of sources.

Proof That State-Mandated Financial Education Programs Work

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

There has been a long dispute over whether or not state-mandated financial education programs in high schools actually help improve financial literacy and overall financial health in adulthood.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Can PRI Finance Unlock Clean Energy Access?

Justin Guay | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of UK DFID Access to finance is the largest near-term barrier to ending energy poverty for hundreds of millions around the world -- an...

Most Americans Are Still Pretty Worried About Their Finances

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Views of the nation's economy, long underwater, have generally shown signs of recovering in 2015. A CNBC poll released Tuesday found views of the econ...

Jean Chatzky Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.08.2015 | MarloThomas

What a pleasure it was to have ...