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America in the 21st Century (Part II of a Series)

David Bergstein | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

The central thesis of this series is that the 21st century will not be yet another "American Century." However, one listening to the palaver of many of the current presidential candidates could come to believe that America was somehow in decline. It isn't.

Can $50M in Energing Market Solar Help Unlock a Clean Trillion?

Justin Guay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Justin Guay

Unlocking $1 trillion in clean energy investment requires a new financial architecture capable of investing in, and scaling, an increasingly distribut...

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

The Beethoven of Mathematics

Nelson Saiers | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Nelson Saiers

Along with death and taxes, another certainty in life is math. In light of this, I hope to bring new meaning to April 15 as the birthday of Leonhard E...

Evolving Impact Investors Sense of Self

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

This article first appeared on April 18 in the Stanford Social Innovation Review Recently I had a conversation with a financial advisor who represent...

How I Turned Uneasiness and Dread Into Catalysts For Personal Exploration

Drew Kingston Jennings | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Drew Kingston Jennings

To be human is to feel uneasiness or even dread. But not all humans allow themselves the self-awareness to recognize painful experiences and use those experiences as a catalyst for personal exploration and to make decisions that are good for them and only them.

Better Money Habits: Lessons Learned From Super Savers

Lule Demmissie | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Whether you're nearing retirement or starting your first job, there's no better time to start saving.

No Reason to Be Optimistic on World Water Day

Catarina Fonseca | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Catarina Fonseca

The World Bank estimates that to achieve universal coverage in the water and sanitation sector by 2030 it will cost between $14 and $47 billion per year - and that's just to extend water, sanitation and hygiene services to the unserved. This amounts to up to three times the current investment levels.

The Best Way to Teach Your Kids About Finances

Quora | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents

At what age should parents start teaching their kids to conduct basic financial transactions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing net...

Wall Street's Fraud of the Week Club

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

No matter how hard some politicians and press try to persuade us otherwise, the evidence shows that the banking community is rife with unpunished fraudsters. Its political influence, however, apparently remains undiminished.

Making Real Innovations Happen in the World of Banking and Finance

Ella Thuiner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

The essential question is what was the last real innovation since the crisis?

The Most Substantive Debate in Recent Political History

David Morris | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.

Paul Ryan Sorry for Calling Americans Takers, But Who Are the Real Takers?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

A question: If the takers aren't standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America's resources have gone missing. Like money that should be going to education, job training, healing the sick, retirement funds, infrastructure and, you know--life.

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

The Reputational Cyber Security of the #Panamapapers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

The Panama Papers as released this past week are a really huge data dump, in fact one much larger in scale than that of Wikileaks, and the largest to ...

5 Quotes About Money and Life From Donald Trump that Will Make You More Successful

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is one of a kind. Politics aside, Trump knows what it means to be successful in money and in life. In the world of ...

Don't Be a Financial Fool

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Ralph Nader

Being "financially literate" means more than knowing the difference between a stock and a bond -- it means understanding that businesses go for their bottom line before they watch out for your pocketbook.

Pets and Tax Deductions

MoneyTips | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

When You Can - and Cannot Deduct Your Pet In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenu...

Women in Business Q&A: Jane Hwangbo, Founder of The Money School with Jane

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jane Hwangbo is Founder of The Money School with Jane (a.k.a., a new online community devoted to teaching the principles of personal finance and money management to a younger generation in an engaging, humorous, and unintimidating manner.

4 Ways Obamacare Impacts Your Taxes

MoneyTips | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamaca...

Taxes Key to Strengthening Latinos' Financial Future

Maite Arce | Posted 03.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Through education and access to bilingual, professional tax experts, we can equip this community with the tools it needs to prepare for the future.

Three Recent Financial Innovations That Can Make You Money

Allan Smith | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Peer-to-peer lending is a financial innovation that has witnessed a massive boom since the 2008 financial crisis, when banks started to reduce their lending activities.

When Values Create Value

Javier Saade | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Shareholder value is the ultimate yardstick in capitalism, no doubt. But what happens when a company's value creation mechanism is directly aligned with a mission that resonates and that is rooted with a greater social aspiration?

Traveling While Black: 12 Hacks to Keep You Covered | Posted 03.28.2016 | Black Voices

Travel is one of my top sources of personal growth and spiritual development, but it does not come without its financial or safety risks. Incorporating these travel hacks into your wanderlust repertoire will enhance each and every one of your next excursions.

Financial Innovation Event Highlights Huge Opportunities for Off-Grid Sector

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 03.26.2017 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Lenihan beamed that although he has been happy throughout his career, working in energy access has definitely been the best job of his life. It is an incredibly exciting time for off-grid markets.