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Natalie Pace

From Farm to Fork, Literally

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

How in the world can a husband and wife team, with four kids, run a farm and a restaurant for over a decade, I wondered, when any one of those factors could be the straw that broke the business?

Real Estate Has Become Unaffordable

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The places that are affordable are the cities with the highest unemployment rates. And the cities where you can find a job, you might have to live in your car. Clearly something has got to give. For answers, I turned to Dr. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

In 2014, the Chinese economy became the No. 1 economy in the world, followed by the European Union and the U.S. The U.S. is now considered to be the third largest economy in the world.

The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."

Your Best Bond Strategy. Interview with Bond Strategist Kathy A. Jones.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

For years, pundits have debated about the timing of a rise in interest rates, pouring over the Federal Reserve Minutes and analyzing every new comma in the press releases.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

What Warren Buffett Did For His Kids

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.06.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As you ponder what to do with your own tax refund, or how to pay less next year, now is a great time to make sure that your dough will get to your kids without them paying half (or more) to Uncle Sam in income taxes.

Spring Clean Your Money House

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As part of the spring cleaning of your money house, let your mantra be, "I'm going to stop making everybody else rich, and start living a rich and sustainable life here and now!" Below are 10 ways to put more dough in your wallet.

For Earth Hour, Use Less of Everything

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

The best way to make Earth Hour last beyond Saturday is to apply one simple rule of thumb: Use Less of Everything. Jettison the waste hidden in your daily routine. This is great for you personally and for our planet.

Will Europe's Solar Eclipse Fritz Out Germany's Power Grid?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

While Europeans are preparing to solar gaze during the March 20, 2015 eclipse, the power pundits are heating up the debate on whether the solar eclipse will fritz out Germany's power grid.

Obama's New $18.152 Trillion Debt

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

We should have until September before the Debt Ceiling debate starts making headlines again. If there is a backdoor deal, there will be an uneasy calm, and relief, on Wall Street. If the debate heats up, then volatility is likely to roil the markets.

Not There. Yet.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

Imagine a world where the celebrity faces that were missing from the ad campaigns today were gone forever because of something routine, like a hemorrhage, that could have been managed in a hospital setting or with an experienced midwife.

President Obama Warns Americans About Bad Retirement Advice

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.02.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

To help us all better understand how to reduce the exposure to conflicts of interest, high fees and lockup periods, I called upon Marie Chandoha, the president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

Genius Award Economist on Fed Leverage, ObamaCare, Obesity and L.A. Traffic

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage inequality, unemployment, addiction, medical research, and economic growth.

The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.

Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

For an inside perspective, I turned to Rick Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Taser International - the leading provider of Tasers, cameras and evidence archival software for police departments.

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

Rich People Don't Put Money in Jars

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.30.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Athletes and other instant millionaires, who haven't adopted the strategies of the wealthy, often find themselves broke within a few years of their windfall. Meanwhile, many American aristocrats preserve their estates through the centuries. What do the wealthy know that you don't?

The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.

Will Fitch Downgrade the U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Drama?

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

When Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. AAA rating, on August 5, 2011, the Dow dropped 2000 points and gold soared to $1,895 an ounce. Are we at the brink of another downgrade by Fitch Ratings?

TOMS Gives Haiti a Leg (and a Shoe) Up

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

Blake Mycoskie is casual, a bit scruffy, but can hit a camera mark and deliver his company's message in 30 seconds on the nose, like a suited up CEO. He's got a laidback surfer vibe, but speaks with the precision of a fine-tuned press release.

Ship of Fools

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

In a city where culture is rather nascent and there is no rich history of the arts, it's exciting to see parents educating their teens to appreciate the nuances of Verdi's masterpiece.

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.