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Financial Services Industry

Targeting Millennials for Community Banks

Fabrizio Colombi | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Fabrizio Colombi

The constant fighting over the services of banks on campuses, particularly in college continues to heat up because of a lot of controversial regulations that banks tend to propose. Bank marketers are always finding ways to get inside college campuses as a way of targeting millennials for community banks.

What Your Financial Adviser Should be Doing for You | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business

Average investors who buy mutual funds, insurance policies, annuities and other types of investments work under the assumption that their financial adviser is working in their best interests. This is a false assumption.

Financial Advisers - Trust, the Double-Edge Sword | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business

Many of us were told since childhood to avoid "dark alleys," but all too often we seem to forget this important advice when it matters most. The metaphor of a dark alley in the context of financial advisers is perfectly suited to describe a place in which you would never want to be.

5 Reasons Millennials Don't Trust Financial Planners

Casey Bond | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Casey Bond

Some millennials who would be excellent candidates for financial planning services never take advantage because they don't understand what it entails, the benefits of hiring a financial professional or even what type of professional they need.

The Greatest Story Never Told (So Far)

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Joel Sucher

It's all about how millions of Americans who may have been thrown out of their homes, or at least forced to stress about the possibility, were denied access to information that might have revealed how widespread the foreclosure problem was.

Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein Own the Senate. When Will America Stop Bickering and Wake Up?

David Paul | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
David Paul

Perhaps the greatest success of the bank lobby has been its success in pitting the right and the left against each other to undermine a broader understanding that the status quo is neither in the public interest nor necessary for an effective financial system.

Capitalism Fail: Financial Services on the Brink

Dave Lauer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

As institutions have grown "too big to fail", the financial services industry itself has taken on a much larger and more concentrated (and therefore more problematic) share of GDP.

That Whole Occupy Wall Street Thing May Actually Be Working

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Though the Occupy protesters have taken their tents out of Zuccotti Park, they're still making their mark. The majority of marketing and communica...

Wall Street Wastes $280 Billion A Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Wall Street seems to have learned a neat trick: how to make more money while producing less. Between 1980 and 2010, the U.S. financial industry nea...

Jason Linkins

Bankers Still Whining About That Whole 1 Percent Thing, Would Like Everyone To Stop Picking On Them | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business

According to Bloomberg today, what the major banks and the gentlemen who run them want for Christmas is for everyone to stop persecuting them with all this talk of "the 1 percent," and to stop reminding them of the fact that they've profited while the rest of the country has suffered through an epic crisis of unemployment and home foreclosures as a direct result of their cosmic incompetence. They're quite sick of it, and they want it to stop! So they whined at length to a Bloomberg reporter and, as Choire Sicha characterizes the end result, "It's an incredibly hot, defensive mess up in there."

Women Continue To Let Men Handle Their Retirement

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

You’ve heard the statistics: More women than ever are involved in household finances, with a quarter of them in control. Working women have surpasse...

Financial Sector Back To Accounting For Nearly One-Third Of U.S. Profits

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

At the height of the recession, the financial services industry found itself forced to do something it hadn't done since the government started tracki...

Financial Services: The Industry Women Love to Hate

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Banks and wealth managers beware -- you're ignoring women at your own peril. How so? The Federal Reserve reports that women control 51.3 percent of all wealth in the United States.

HelloWallet Founder: Financial Services Industry Is A 'Whack-a-Mole Game'

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Although a disproportionate number of low and middle-income households were duped by predator lenders and too-good-to-be-true mortgage-filled assets, ...

America Needs Jobs, Big Banks Need to Pay

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Wall Street got our bailout money after fueling an economic disaster that has left America's workers without jobs and communities without hope. Now we need to see some returns. Here's what needs to be done.

Wall Street Bankers Are Overpaid, Says Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack said investment bankers are overpaid and Wall Street compensation won't decrease much because firms don't want to lo...

Arthur Delaney

Melissa Bean: A Democrat Bankers Bank On | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Melissa Bean stands at the chokepoint of financial reform in the House of Representatives. The Democrat from suburban Chicago is only in her th...

Make Peace and Move On

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

I cannot help any company get back the billions of dollars it has lost. And I cannot help individuals get a bonus or save their valued staff members. I will try to help you make the best of the situation.

A Lesson for Obama: President Kennedy's Stand Against the Steel Industry

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The public supported Kennedy's tough stand by a margin of 58 to 22 percent and the President's approval rating stood at 73 percent.

Regulation? They're Banking on the Status Quo

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There were those who expected the financial-services industry to slink away in embarrassment after the setbacks of the past year. These people misjudged us.