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Retirement 101 for the Overwhelmed Millennial

Michael Ruderman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

Retirement is far off. But you can set yourself up for success decades from now by getting on the right path today. These five steps are the beginning of that path -- with your own bright future funded by, not constrained by, your past.

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

3 Smartphone Apps to Live an "Examined" Life

Michael Ruderman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

How are you tracking your progress toward your goals? Make it easy on yourself by using passive data collection. Look at that data regularly, holding yourself accountable to the metrics. Then you'll be living the Socratic dream - a well-examined life.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

John Hasnas | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
John Hasnas

Perhaps the solution to some political problems really are so obvious that even a child can see them. It is too bad that this does not guarantee that they will also be perceived by our elected representatives.

Online Financial Advisors: Are They Worth It?

Catherine New | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Retirement plans are like sausage. I want mine to be fat and juicy, and until recently I really didn't care how it was made. But then I got a peek at ...

Catherine New

Why A Million Dollars Won't Change Your Life: Q & A | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

As the former CEO of both Intuit and PayPal, Bill Harris has been around Silicon Valley's proverbial block a few times. And he has some advice for the...