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Why Your Debt Was Created as a Child and How to Grow Up

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 04.23.2015 | Money
Marilyn O'Malley

Did you know that one in eight Americans don't think they'll ever pay off what they owe? Money is one of the greatest pressures in life, and we are back to going into debt after slowing down during the economic crisis.

Small Yet BIG: The Basic Income Guarantee

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

If we want to live in a world that is free from poverty and where the poor are able to become wealth creators, then by definition, everyone needs to have at least some money.

Passover, the Hunger Games and Our Nation

Bruce Judson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Bruce Judson

As the first night of Passover approaches, I have been thinking about how to bring meaning to the Holiday. The Passover Seder recounts the story of the Jewish people's Exodus from Egypt. Importantly, it is also an annual ritual for reaffirming core values and transmitting these values from one generation to the next.

Latino Family Values No Match for Cold, Hard Cash

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

In the realm of simplistic nonsense, few ideas are more insidious than the claim that you don't need money if you just, well, love each other a whole lot. This sentiment ignores the overwhelming financial stresses that clobber poor people every day.

Here Are The Countries Where People Have The Most Money To Spend

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business

The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees.

You Don't Have to Be Rich to Retire Happy (In Fact, Far From It)

Jeff Haden | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Jeff Haden

We all hope to retire someday -- the freedom to do more of what we want to do and less of what we have to do. But that kind of freedom comes with a price, right? Won't you need millions in assets and a six-figure annual income? Nope. You'll probably need a lot less in assets and income than you think.

College Degrees Valuable for Employment Prospects and Much More

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

For those who are capable and willing to advance to higher education, there can be no argument that in today's day and age having a college degree is better than entering the workforce unarmed with all the necessary tools.

Republican Rhetoric vs Reality

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Democrats are encouraged to hear Republicans co-opting our rhetoric on the economy and we stand at the ready to work with Republicans to get things done for the middle class. But only when Republican policy proposals catch up to their rhetoric will we have an opportunity for real solutions.

You Be You or Someone Else Will Try -- Identity Theft Prevention Techniques

Mark Steber | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to top industry specialists, almost everyone's personal information has ALREADY been stolen in one form or another. And it is just a matter of time of when it will happen again.

Millions of Americans Miss One of the LARGEST Tax Benefits Every Year - Are You One?

Mark Steber | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to the IRS one in every four eligible taxpayers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This often overlooked tax credit is also one of the largest credits available to taxpayers. This year, the maximum EITC is $6,143 and that is a LOT of money to leave on the table.

We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We've finally emerged from the crash of 2008. We've had 58 consecutive quarters of job growth. Unemployment is declining. Productivity is up. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Here's How Illinois Demographics Have Changed Over 50 years

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.10.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Much of the growth and demographic shifts in the United States over the last five and a half decades have been echoed on a smaller scale in Illinois. But there is one important exception: Illinois' population is growing at a slower rate than the country as a whole.

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

No one is arguing for complete equality of income. Not even close. We celebrate the success of the One Percent, and rightly so. All we ask, especially in this time of giving, is for the compassion, the humility, the shared experience that existed only a few decades ago.

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.25.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

How One Man Made an Extra $1,000 Teaching What He Knew

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

While those are great avenues, I want to introduce you to three new ways to capitalize on your unfair advantage (teaching what you already know). This is by far the best way to earn side hustle or full-time income.

5 Ways You Can Earn a Passive Income on the Internet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

Ever since the web became a thing, one of the hottest discussion topics has been "how to make money online", a phrase that you and your friends have seen at least a couple of thousand times, if not a little more.

The Rich Are Getting Richer, But They're Giving Less Of Their Income Away

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce the 1%, new research fin...

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

Your Tax Refund -- Fastest, Biggest, and Easiest? Not So Much!

Mark Steber | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Let's look at the most prevalent (often least true) claims and go over some ways that you can make them more truth than fiction.

How to Avoid the Ups and Downs of Unsteady Sales

Stacy Rust | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Stacy Rust

One of the most frustrating problems of running a business is uneven customer flow. One month, traffic is booming, sales are great, and income soars. The next month, your staff is bored to tears and your office has tumbleweeds rolling around​.

What Makes for a Stable Marriage?

Randy Olson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Divorce
Randy Olson

I found a study that basically lays out what makes for a stable marriage in the U.S.

The Cure for Cash Flow Woes

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Even though money is what keeps an organization alive and you and your family fed, clothed and sheltered, most people have a tough time talking about it. The term itself carries all kinds of preconceived notions and prejudices with it.

Should You Say Yes to Your Company's Lump-Sum Pension Offer?

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

Are you better off with a lump-sum today or a guaranteed monthly income for life? That's a crystal ball-type of question.