I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.
This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.
This made me wonder: Why did I ever allow myself to live alone with no community and pay a landlord who doesn't make decisions with tenants in a democratic process?
How would you like to invest $10,000 and watch it grow over twenty years into $1,461,920? Well that's what happened at the giant hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which made a 30 percent return for 20 years in a row.
Many people's view of economic policy is that "nothing works" be it monetary or fiscal policy. Sometimes it doesn't and sometimes its consequences are unintended. But broadly speaking, such cynicism is dangerously wrong.
Earlier this year, lawmakers in my home state of New York agreed to increase the statewide minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 over the next three years. It's time for the federal government to follow suit.
The Memorial Day holiday is a time to remember and thank our currently serving military and those who served their country in the past. It's also a time to remember that veterans get a very special deal on mortgages through the VA loan program.
Market conditions are highly variable, but using realtor.com's site listing data, we've identified five markets where low median age of inventory combined with rising listing prices indicates that the answer to the selling question may very well be yes.
What's the Triple Crown of personal finances? Think about the biggest financial responsibilities most families face: buying a house, paying for college and saving for retirement.
I am a pretty awesome person but like anyone, I have some things that I am less awesome with. Whenever I talk to my accountant sister it becomes embar...
Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that "casino capitalism" is one of the very worst and lowest expressions of the human spirit. In human civilization, we have achieved some of the most extraordinary acts of love, art and heroism for millennia.
As the report points out, more poor people now live in suburbs than in central cities. There is both "good news" and "bad news" in this trend.
Hundreds of homeowners who have been playing by the rules while the big banks have cheated them are risking arrest at the Department of Justice to make an unmistakable statement: it is about time for the government to side with poor and middle class folks.
The Fed claims that quantitative easing has helped create or save almost 2,000,000 jobs since 2008, and while that may be true, the people could probably find a much better way to spend $40 billion a month and create and save far more jobs.
For the past year there have been worries that the FHA might require taxpayer money to pay off lender claims for loans gone bad. But now it may be that the economy has turned around and the FHA may well do better than anyone thinks.