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Jay Z, NYC Firefighters Have Cameos at a Gathering of Pennsylvania Politicos

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

If you were looking for a Pennsylvania politico December 9 thru 11 in their home state, you were out of luck. Pennsylvania politicos of both parties h...

What Uncle Kevin's Lived Expertise Taught Me

Kevin Hines | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

Kevin Joseph Ryan was many things. To many in the San Francisco Bay area, he was a lifesaver. To my family, he was the one who brightened our days. To me, he was Uncle Kev.

Six Basics to Consider Before Investing with a Robo Advisor

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You're looking to grow your money, but you're not quite sure how to get started. You've considered hiring a qualified professional to work with you on...

Are Your Retirement Savings Being Used to Undermine Our Democracy?

Lauren Compere | Posted 05.25.2016 | Money
Lauren Compere

Americans know that secret money is being funneled into our elections every cycle, and they are not happy about it. In fact, almost two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the outsized influence of corporations in this country, and 78% want to see the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned.

Action to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism in the Words of James Norris, Managing Director of Vanguard International

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

The use of the term 'inclusive' as an adjective to complement the noun 'capitalism' implies that there is something inherently 'exclusive' about a cap...

How Can Investors Find Advisors They Can Trust? A New Road Map To Follow

April Rudin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Is there any issue more contentious than trust in the financial advice and wealth management business? No, probably not. But beyond a little gut instinct and a good referral, how do you really know who you can trust with your hard-earned dollars.

"Peace": Chatting with O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge, Jordy Towers of SomeKindaWonderful and Iamsu!, Plus Dom Flemons and Mike Sempert Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge Mike Ragogna: Hey Marc, it looks like O.A.R.'s bringing peace to the world! Marc Roberge: [laughs] The son...

The Secret to Dealing With Market Volatility

Dan Solin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

The next time your broker wants to discuss picking mispriced stocks or selecting the next "hot" mutual fund, switch the focus to the amount your portfolio is allocated to international stocks.

An Investing Perspective

Dan Solin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

The core of the problem is the media need to fill up time and pages with fresh news or they won't be able to capture your attention. Much of the "news" is of little help to investors. Often, it is misleading and harmful.

Dead Funds Walking... But Not Talking

Dan Solin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's unfortunate that investors pay little heed to that admonition. That's exactly how the mutual fund industry likes it.

The Totemic Art of Yis Goodwin

Aja Beech | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Aja Beech

Yis Goodwin creates totemic art, which is the only way to put it. Some call it whimsical, but I would not call a roaring lion head forcefully emerging from the open mouth of a cartoonish crowned animal head whimsical.

A Terrible Year... Except for Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The prospect of going over the fiscal cliff cast an additional pall on the markets, with many investors "fleeing to safety" until "things settle down." I am unaware of any stock market gurus who predicted all of these events, but what if they had?

Predictions Are Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Relying on this advice has very negative consequences. It distracts you from determining your capacity for risk, diversifying your portfolio, low fees and taxes.

10 Investments Obama May Not Want You To Know About

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.18.2012 | Money

Among the many contentious exchanges in Tuesday's presidential debate was a barbed back-and-forth between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama about...

The Best, Boring Investment Advice You'll Ever Receive

Dan Solin | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

It's unfortunate that most investors succumb to the sales pitch of brokers and advisers who tell them they can "beat the markets." If your broker falls into this category (and almost all of them do), ask her to describe her methodology. If it is based on past performance, is she able to predict tomorrow's news?

Influencer of the Week: Apple's New CEO Tim Cook

Connie Dieken | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Connie Dieken

"Just do what's right," Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly advised Tim Cook, his successor as CEO of Apple Inc. That's how shift happens.

The Four Most Dangerous Words to Your Portfolio

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

"How Should I Invest?" are the four most dangerous words to your portfolio. The answer to that question is often given as if one size fits all, when it's anything but.

Arizona's Overflowing Morgues Full of Unidentified Migrants

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christof Putzel

2010-11-17-morgue.jpg The Pima County morgue in Tucson, Arizona is so overwhelmed with the record number of bodies found in the desert that it has taken to storing them in mobile, refrigerated trucks.

Why I Smuggled Myself Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christof Putzel


For Returning Soldiers, Is Afghanistan the New Vietnam? (VIDEO)

Kaj Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kaj Larsen

There are growing ranks of veterans who return home and commit crimes. We help the entire country by helping veterans who are on the edge. It makes our communities safer and honors the values they fought for.

Television With A Conscience: 8 Shows Honored (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" episode about prejudice and an Alzheimer's documentary with Maria Shriver are among eight progr...

Searching for "American Jihadi" (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christof Putzel

After reading about an American youth who converted to Islam and joined an extremist insurgency in Africa, I realized he and I had unwittingly crossed paths a few years before.


Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi


Exclusive: American Evangelical Lou Engle in Uganda (VIDEO)

Mariana van Zeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mariana van Zeller

In March 2009, three American evangelicals traveled to Uganda to headline an anti-gay conference. Soon after, legislation was proposed that would make...

Soccer's Lost Boys: World Cup Dreams and Nightmares (VIDEO)

Mariana van Zeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mariana van Zeller

Every four years, I look forward to the World Cup. It's the one time where my small country, Portugal, commands a little respect on the world stage. But this World Cup is different... I know too much.