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Feminomics: Why Gender Matters in Macroeconomics, as in Real Life

Zdravka Todorova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zdravka Todorova

When those who worry in the abstract about the debt "burden" of federal expenditures on our children, they forget that our youth's and children's present is jeopardized by the burden of private debt born by US households.

Celebrity Money Meltdowns

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Tough economic times have tested the vast majority of Americans -- and that includes celebrities.

Changing Our Dependency on Credit Cards

Stephanie Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stephanie Neely

Now is the time to reduce our credit card addiction. While fees and high interest rates will continue to be a reality, there are steps an individual can take to prevent falling into the credit card trap.

The Choice for the G-20

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

The hype around the stock bubble will most likely weaken any resolve to deal with the huge challenges posed by an out-of-control finance sector and a failing global economy.

Debtor's Revolt?

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Once all the TARPs are tidied up and the quarterly profits no longer a revelation, American consumers will still be swaddled in debt. What's to stop them from just walking away from it?

Finance 101: Dedicated to Gov. Schwarzenegger

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Hall

Gather all important financial statements and review what you own, your assets, and what you owe, your liabilities. Look carefully at how you're putting our hard-earned cash to work.

The Weird Have Turned Pro

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The amount of money required to bail the world out of the current economic crisis, if this crisis plays out at a historical average, is nearly equal to all the private wealth currently in the world.

Suze Orman Watch (or Barf Patrol)

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

I detest the way Orman talks down to people and shames them. I think of her as the Dr. Laura Schlessinger (no relation!) of finance.

Lasting Homeowner Help? Try (Financial) Fishing Lessons

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

As a nation, we have lost our financial way. Founded in the principles of thrift, frugality, and hard work, our beloved country has morphed into a giant financial couch potato.

Is Your Debt Naughty or Nice?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

For the first time in over 50 years, it is clear that "debt" has finally come to be seen for what it is, a four letter word that should be used with extreme caution.

Back to the Future

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

Although it may not be as much fun as the more recent version, the new normal will probably look more like the normal of my youth than the unsustainable glory days of the last 20 years.

Blogger's First Amendment Rights Threatened by NJ Law Firm

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Rodda

I wonder how much thought these people were giving to the people they make their money off of. People like the 90-year-old woman who was threatened with jail for failing to return an Information Subpoena,

Learning To Live Without Your Eight Inches

Tracey Jackson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Jackson

There are many who say we were not the savers grandparents were. There is truth to that. But we were also earners and innovators and for the most part good citizens.

Dear Too Big To Fail

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Blumner

If I had turned an ungodly profit by putting my seal of approval on investments that turned out to be garbage, I'd be deeply worried about personal liability and jail.

Going Into Debt For Obama?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

President-elect Obama, tell families to stay home on Inauguration Day, save their money for their kids and enjoy the festivities on TV.

Fiscal Crisis Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Understanding and accepting that bad things happen, that things won't always go our way, that people and events will disappoint us -- it's not pessimism. Rather, it's reality.

Peaceful Revolution: The Kitchen Table

Elizabeth Cox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Cox

With many facing the worst economic crisis in a generation, there is no better time to open up communications with your loved one than now.

The Best Candidate for Students

Ben Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Redmond

How can I consider contributing to any economic revival when I will be struggling to pay off my education for years to come?

Greenspan Urges Tighter Regulation After Economic `Breakdown'

Bloomberg | Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called for tighter regulation of financial companies, distancing himself from the free-market culture t...

Bankruptcy Filings Skyrocket

New York TImes Via Yahoo | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans filed for bankruptcy in growing numbers in February, buckling under the combined weight of rising energy prices, a weakening housing market ...