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Divorce Confidential: The Importance of Being Financially Savvy During Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.18.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Budgeting your finances and being mindful of how you spend will be key in creating a foundation for a healthy financial picture going forward.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

Are you a SINK? The Manifesto for The-Single-Income-No-Kids Female

Christine Deakers | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Christine Deakers

What's the function of a woman who's married, yet childless? Better yet, what's the function of a woman who is single by volition, financially independent, and has no kids?

America's Most Unequal Metros

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Income inequality has been growing in America, driven by technology, globalization and other factors. It's caused tensions between the haves and have-...

Which Illinois Counties Have the Highest Median Income?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.

Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?

Nikki Luongo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Nikki Luongo

The biggest concern our generation and our parents generation right now is the economic struggle to just survive.

This Is How Americans Are Grappling With Income Inequality

AP | By ADAM GELLER | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and sno...

Beyonce or Poverty: Which One Will Matter to Women 50 Years from Now?

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
C. Nicole Mason

Although women have made tremendous gains in terms of labor force participation, access to higher education and hold more high profile positions in government and corporations than any time other time in our nation's history, they still remain at the bottom of the economic totem pole. The question is why?

Many Americans Can No Longer Afford The Dollar Store

Quartz | Matt Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Quartz At first glance, the fortunes of American families have significantly improvement recently. Household net worth has rebounded back to roughl...

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

Who Will Overspend This Holiday Season?

Hersh Shefrin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Hersh Shefrin

The temptation to overspend is extremely strong when people do their holiday shopping. The truth is that some shoppers have more self-control than others. It's easy to come up with all kinds of anecdotes to illustrate this point, but only research can paint an accurate picture of what is going on.

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans...

The Mythology of the Minimum Wage

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Raise the minimum wage and combat poverty! That sounds like a great idea, but... not so fast. As it turns out, increasing the minimum wage actually hurts the working poor, is a windfall for affluent families, and raises the barriers facing the unemployed.

Want To Help The U.S. Economy? Get Hitched

Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings

Want to do your part to help America's economy? Get married. A recent Gallup poll says that married Americans spend more money than their single c...

A Rejoinder to President Obama's Views on Oil Speculation

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.

Earnings a Bright Spot in the Gloomy Recession?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 11.24.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

The labor market and employment situation that we face today has many facets: in addition to recovering from a global financial crisis, the economy is facing a slow recovery, resulting from a long recession.

New Stats Confirm -- Capitalism Was Bailed Out and All We Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Mark Popovich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Mark Popovich

Almost no one escaped unscathed. But the biggest hits and deepest descents were imposed on those at the bottom of the income pyramid -- the nation's poor, near poor, and middle class. And little has changed.

First Impressions of the 2012 Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The good news from today's 2012 income and poverty results is that for the first year since the great recession hit, things aren't getting worse. The bad news is that three years into an economic recovery, they're not getting better either.

Study Poses 'Troubling Observation' For The Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

As economists dig into the question of how bad U.S. income inequality is, a new study analyzes how Congress is fitting in to that equation. Accordi...

What You Really Need to Be Happy

Erin Cox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Take pleasure in simple joys and being in awe of the beauty that surrounds us. This means appreciating a sunrise, savoring a cup of coffee, snuggling with a child, hugging your friend or smelling a flower.

Dear Fox Business: Nature's Calling

David Trumble | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2013-05-31-DavidTrumblelouddobbs Watching a collection of supposed experts trying to positively align the idealised (and increasingly narrow) vision of a conservative "nuclear family" and the natural world should be funny, but instead it's just deeply worrying.

Retirement Accounts: Should You Fear the Eventual Tax Bill?

Women & Co | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Some people are reluctant to fund Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans, fearing they are setting themselves up for big tax bills in retirement.

Covered Calls: The Hidden Wall Street Strategy Every Investor Can Use

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

For decades, covered call option selling has been a well-kept Wall Street secret used largely by savvy Hedge Fund managers. Today, no matter what your background, the online trading software in most brokerage accounts has made it possible for the retail investor to profit right along with the big boys.

People With These Names Are Likely To Make More Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business

While longer names may sound more sophisticated, shorter first names are the ones that lead to a bigger paycheck, according to a new study that co...

Improving Our Children's Education Through Collaboration

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school. Of those who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few actually earn a degree. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers we can change this by working together.