While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.
While some people's disabilities are so significant that they will never be able to work, many people with disabilities can, with some reasonable accommodations, earn more, keep more of what they earn and even build assets for the future. How to make that happen?
I still fantasized about writing novels, but when I got home from work, I never seemed to have enough energy at the end of the day. Whenever I attempted to write creatively, the words never "sounded" right.
Tens of millions of people had been living with the fear that if they lost their jobs, they would also lose their health insurance. This would be a big deal for most families but especially those in which one or more family members had a serious health condition. Insurers do not like to insure sick people. The ACA changed that.
Technology seems to have solved the trade execution issue, so I don't foresee an overwhelming market shutdown. Fidelity now offers an amazing 1 second trade confirmation guarantee.
For millions of poor kids in the U.S. today, the reality of summer is very different from that middle-class ideal. For them, the words "back to school" suggest the start of something good, not the end.
While many American households now face a bright and promising economic future, it is now clear that the recession and post-recession recovery has a different look and feel depending on whether you are wealthy, middle-class, or poor.
Back in January I posed a question regarding the health of our economy and the job market. Finally a new study has attempted to answer it.
Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the trillions? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
If the latest unemployment report tells us anything, it is that government isn't the problem that has caused the weak U.S. recovery, but a private sector that is focused solely on maximizing profits for their investors and CEOs, rather than creating more jobs.
How can we look into the eyes of these unemployed workers -- or ourselves in the mirror -- without acknowledging our failure to address this crisis? Don't we have a moral obligation to our fellow Americans who had nothing to with creating this ongoing jobs crisis?
Maybe it's worth asking if the numbers aren't the problem. Maybe the main problem in the U.S. economy at the moment is not structural, but psychological. Maybe America's got the blues, and that pessimism is keeping us down.
I'm really shocked at how efficient this new life phase has forced me to be -- and how tolerable it actually is.
In a surprisingly downbeat look at last month's job market, today's jobs report shows payrolls up only 142,000 in August, a downward revision to June's gain, flat weekly hours, and a slight tick down in the labor force.
Fundamentally, most policy makers have failed to realize that those who are impacted by laws, respond to the laws accordingly.
I want to buy a house. Would you be willing to loan me $250,000 for 30 years at 4.25 percent? Your answer is crucially important. Before you answer, keep in mind that you will be taxed on the interest you receive.