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The Robin Hood Effect

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

I spend a lot of time persuading people that selflessness can be selfish. Arguing self-interest in philanthropy may seem like an oxymoron, but it is often the difference between success and failure in fundraising.

Lighting a Few Bright Candles

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

Continuous observation suggests that leaving vast sums of money to one's kids is to place a curse on their heads that will more likely challenge than nurture them. So what does one do with the rest?

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

Chellie Campbell: A Woman Who Knows How to Get What She Wants

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Chellie Campbell loves money. She is a money magnet who knows how to attract money, earn money, invest money, and make her money work for her. She wri...

Where Are Our Christian Values In The Debt Ceiling Drama?

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

At this moment, politicians, most of them Christians, are telling us that we no longer have the money to care for all Americans, including the least among us.

Inside the life of Centurion cardholder Taysha Valez

Ellen Cannon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Ellen Cannon

You probably think the holders of the very best credit cards, such as the American Express Centurion (the "black card"), are all celebrities. But that...

Reagan on a Unicorn: Imagining a Republican Paradise

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A utopia only for the rich is no utopia at all. Americans have to decide whether they are going to continue to chase after an unobtainable mirage, or choose to construct a society where the vast majority have the same chance at a happy and prosperous life as the lucky few.

Christina Wilkie

Obama Meets With Wealthiest Two Americans On The Giving Pledge | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will host the nation's two wealthiest private citizens, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, at the White House on Monday to r...

American Cities With The Most Millionaires

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen and Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Each year, Capgemini publishes the U.S. Metro Wealth Index, which ranks the number of high-net-worth individuals living within the ...

BLAZE Your Financial Future: 5 Steps to Create Wealth in Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Lisa Haisha

Every day, I meet people who have become unemployed, taken a pay cut or are experiencing a slow period in business. They have credit card and student loan debt, and their taxes, food, and fuel costs are all skyrocketing. Sound familiar?

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Irvin G. Schorsch III

When most people think of estate planning, they think of creating wills and trusts to distribute their financial assets. If our legacy is to be lasting, we must preserve and perpetuate our values as well.

Money Can't Buy Happiness After All

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Most of us tend to think that if we just made a bit more money, we'd get more satisfaction out of life or have a greater sense of well-being. But on the whole, this turns out not to be true.

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

June Bride Alert: Why Prenups Make Sense

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Donna Estes Antebi

Although more women than ever are out-earning men, a simple fact remains: When it comes to prenups, it's usually women on the receiving end.

We All Hope For The Rich Life

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

What's your richest life? How would you describe the feeling of being rich? Forget money for a moment and think about how you would use your resources of time and money to create a rich life.

How Wisdom Begets Wealth

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

The more you count your blessings, the more blessings you may find you have. Gratitude grows. It will give you the feeling of fullness which in turn can lead you to wonder.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

5 Countries With the Highest Poverty Rate (OECD)

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Since poverty can often be context-specific, the subjective decision of how to define poverty is a key challenge in comparing poverty rates across countries. Nonetheless, the OECD has come up with a system.

Wealth School: Lessons in Creative Frugality

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Wealth is not just about amassing material riches, such as living a celebrity lifestyle with all of the goodies, but living well with what you have.

Called To A Larger View Of Life

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

A larger view of life, as seen through the eyes of Jesus, informs us that the life of a homeless person begging on the street corner is just as sacred as the life of a president of the state.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Retiring the National Debt by Not Destroying the Economy

Stephen Herrington | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Retiring the national debt shouldn't even be an issue in Washington. The national debt as a percent of GDP has been higher in the the past and we survived. The key to that survival was to grow the economy.

Lila Shapiro

Richer, More Equal Countries Are More Trusting, Study Finds | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

People living in richer, more egalitarian countries trust their fellow human beings more, new data shows. Countries with high median household inc...

Marriage or Cohabitation: A Matter of Dollars and Cents or Just Sense?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

Making the decision to cohabitate vs. marry is obviously complex and certainly not always about what's smart financially. Emotions play a significant role and have their way of making a significant and often time unconscious impact on the decision.

It's Time to Shift Into Your Heart-Gear

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

More and more often these days, the message seems to be "open your heart." "Love thy neighbor" is no longer just for ourselves at home, at play and at...