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Dear Banks: 'Giving Back' in Philanthropy Is Fine, But Also Give Us Back a Financial System We Can Trust

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carla Seaquist

A plea to the banks: Do "give back" in philanthropy. But also, please: Give us back a financial system that we can trust. Less penance after the fact, more virtue before. It will make for better business and for honest philanthropy.

The Top 10 Financial Mistakes Women Make

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

How often do you hear this: "If I leave the workforce, I'll be giving up $x in salary, which barely covers the babysitter's cost"? Rather than analyzing this based on a static point-in-time, it is more accurately thought of as a net present value calculation.

Bridging the Disconnect Between CIO and Business Leaders

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The role of the CIO continues to evolve rapidly in the midst of digital transformation and accelerating changes in technology. Exponential growth of c...

Small Businesses Figure Heavily in Goldman Sachs' PR, But Not Its Portfolio

David Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
David Morris

Goldman is spending handsomely to promote its small business friendly image. But when it comes to actually helping small business, Goldman is far more miserly.

Understanding Consumer Adoption of Mobile Banking in 2013

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

It came a lot faster than anyone predicted: Mobile banking is growing so quickly that it is even overtaking traditional online banking. It's quite possibly the most significant innovation across the industry since the ATM.

Detroit and the Tooth Fairy

Terry Savage | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

That's the one good thing you can say about what's going on in Detroit: It will hopefully motivate the politicians, employees and unions everywhere else to face reality and not believe the Tooth Fairy will somehow deposit the cash under their pillows.

Will Grenada Always Be a Poor and Middle Class Society?

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Grenada's biggest weakness is also its greatest strength: its people, and their perception of money and debt. Grenadians and other nationalities need to wake up and take charge of their finances.

Still No Pension Solution in Sight? Oh, Just Wait 'Til Next Year!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.29.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While we flush $5 million in pension costs down the toilet daily, our state politicians don't meet again until Nov. 5 for three more days.

No Conflict: Transparency and Morals

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

considerable evidence suggests that mandatory disclosure can backfire, harming rather than helping the consumer. Consumers don't act on such information, and advisors -- feeling morally licensed by their righteous act -- actually become more biased in dispensing advice.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Terry Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

No matter how much you think that someone, anyone, must pay up, isn't this an example of not only government intimidation, but also of bad faith on the part of the same government that pushed these deals to fruition?

The High Price Mothers Pay When Filing For Divorce

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

In many cases the safety of children gets lost in a variety of personal agendas, leaving the word "family" in the phrase "Family Court" to resemble more of the Sopranos than that of the Cleavers.

Your Opportunity to Stop Big Bank Bailouts

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I've found an interesting and novel way to end Wall Street bailouts, and prove once and for all that no bank is "too big to fail." And I need your he...

Investing Lessons From Recent Events

Dan Solin | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The S&P 500 is at an all-time high. It's up almost 8.5 percent since it closed April 30. I wonder how many investors achieved anything close to that increase in value in their personal holdings. Here are some lessons you can learn from these recent events.

Helping Low-Income Private Schools Improve Quality of Education

Kashf Foundation | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Kashf Foundation

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Most low-income households do not have access to high quality education for their children which perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

How to Reverse the Increasing Reliance of Low-Wage Workers On Billions in Aid and Restore Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 b...

Kate Sheppard

Changes At World Bank Spark Worry About Role Of Social Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At its annual meeting last week, the World Bank Group announced major reorganization plans, along with a $400 million budget cut. The sh...

Don't Fall for It: Upsells That Are Not Worth It

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
MyBankTracker

Sure, we all know that supersizing a meal at a fast food joint is bad for our waistline, but what other product upsells aren't worth the added cost?

Best and Worst Investing Advice During the Shutdown

Dan Solin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Especially in times of crises, those who succumb to Cramer's nonsense may find their retirement dreams seriously affected. For CNBC and Cramer, it's apparently of little concern, as long as those advertising revenues keep rolling in.

How Banks Got In On The Content Business -- And Why It's Working

Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Joe Lazauskas, Contently Original content is not the first thing most of us think of when it comes to financial services. But as content bec...

Views From the Top, an Interview with Venture Capitalist, Jalak Jobanputra

Susan McPherson | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Susan McPherson

Future

'Credit Score and Seven Years Ago:' How a Simple Mistake on Your Credit Report Can Turn Into a Multi-Year Fiasco

David Fagin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Fagin

It takes up to seven years for a piece of negative information to be removed from your credit report. Even a single, innocent "late payment" to Saks can haunt you well into your adult life. Why this is is beyond me.

WTF -- Why Trust Is Fleeting

Steve Cinelli | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Steve Cinelli

Trust is based on confidence. Confidence is predicated on experience and execution, so we must surmise that there is some critical failure of execution on the part of our institutions, the government and our banks, as the basis for the current sentiment.

6 Apps and Services to Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

Financial technology can save you money. Whether helping you avoid pesky fees, misleading subscriptions, or even just saving you time, a new wave of financial tools are gaining traction because, hey, who doesn't want to save money?

What Millennials Know About Their Money

Mike Fanning | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Mike Fanning

This generation has come of age in one of the bleakest economies in decades. They're navigating a new reality, in which the future of our social safety net is in question.

Why The Stock Market Should Not React to Government Shutdown

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. K.C. Ma

These may sound like bad jokes. But the real bad joke is that 800,000 federal employees are out of a job.