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China, the Economic Pipsqueak

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

How many times a day do we hear that China is the world's second largest economy? Or even that China has already knocked the United States from the top perch? Just because something is said a lot doesn't make it true.

The Flat Tax Is Unfair to Billionaires. (So I Urge All Republicans to Support My New Taxation Proposal.)

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Galanty Miller

Hey, if you really want a fair flat tax, eliminate all income tax. Loopholes and creative accounting and off-shore bank accounts give the wealthy endless opportunities to cheat. Instead, the government should rely entirely on sales tax.

I'm Rich. You Must Be, Too.

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.28.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The very wealthy are disproportionately opposed to any policy -- including tax policies -- that would redistribute wealth more equitably. This makes sense from a purely economic perspective. But is there more to it than rational self-interest?

Book Review: 7 Wealth Building Secrets

Suna Senman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Money
Suna Senman

While the title 7 Wealth Building Secrets, looks ordinary, the contents of this book are extraordinarily grounded in greatest wisdom and proven practicality.

Our Children and Grandchildren Will Be Richer Than Us, but There Is a Problem

Richard Koch | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

The pressures on social cohesion and the resurgence of class envy may take us backward a generation or two, despite the magnificent and apparently unstoppable whirring of the modern wealth machine.

6 Things to Think About When Spending Your Tax Refund

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

The IRS tax filing deadline is this week, and the average refund so far has been about $3,500. The question is: what should you do with that refund? The truth is, a tax refund can be a lifesaver for some, but can cause more trouble for others.

Use the Law of Attraction to Create Wealth

Rose Caiola | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rose Caiola

Although there are signs that the economy is improving, many still feel a pinch in their wallets -- especially in the week that income taxes are due. ...

The Republican Congress Votes for Dynasty Over Democracy

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

What any sensible Congress should be doing -- and what any sensible elite would be demanding -- is making the tax code more, not less progressive. Estate taxes should be higher; the various loopholes and dodges to escape them should be eliminated.

Becoming Wonder Woman

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Giegerich

When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."

5 Penthouses You Would Sell Your Soul to Live In

Supercompressor | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

By: Joe McGauley Credit: DBOX for CIM Group/Macklowe Properties There are innumerable perks to being at the top, not least of which is the fac...

Redefining Success: Why Malala is a Billionaire (and Donald Trump Isn't)

Jack Sim | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Jack Sim

I propose that we redefine the meaning of success based on relevance rather than the amassing of money. A billionaire would then be someone that is relevant to the lives of a billion people, or whose actions positively impact on the lives of many.

Dear Rich People: Learning to Give

Frank Giustra | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

We should remind ourselves that using wealth simply to create additional wealth, and hoping that will bring peace, happiness and immortality, is nothing but an illusion. Once the needs of family are met, we should use the rest for social good.

Wealth vs. Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The world we've created is governed these days by two unquestioned principles: commodify and dominate. And it's chewing up the resources that used to belong to every occupant of the planet. It's the opposite of the philosophy that what we do as individuals we do for the good of the whole, and, indeed, there is no separation between the individual and the whole.

Will You Build Your Own Dream Or Help Build Someone Else's?

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

You know you were meant for great things. I know it, too. Even so, it's so easy to let our goals get sidetracked by fear and resistance. Before I built my business, I set up walls, shielding myself from thinking about it too much. I was just so terrified of breaking away from the established way of thinking.

Rich or Famous?

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What Makes Luxury Cars So Expensive?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Quora

A lot of people believe that luxury cars cost more than regular cars because of their superior quality parts, their bigger and better options, because they're made from more expensive materials, etc. This is only partially correct.

Wealth, Health and Love: Science's Prescription for Having It All

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

There are people in the world who, outwardly, seem to be doing quite well, and yet inwardly are living an unhappy life encumbered by stress, health problems, and family dysfunction. Conversely, there are people who are far from wealthy, yet they're joyful, at peace, and buoyed by the love they give and receive.

The Millennial Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

A few weeks ago I was leading a wealth seminar for a dozen women, all between the ages of 40-55. They were successful entrepreneurs, businesswomen with decades of experience and between them, thousands of contacts.

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future

Miranda Marquit | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

One of the difficulties associated with getting ahead when it comes to your personal finances is the fact that it can be hard to know where to start. Building wealth for the future is a daunting task.

Does Obama's Endorsement of a Fiduciary Standard Change the Wall Street Status Quo?

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

We advise affluent clients and a lot of what we publish is geared toward high net worth families. But every person seeking out a competent advisor deserves to find one, know what s/he costs and know how s/he is paid.

What's Your Comfort Level With Taking Financial Risk?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Your risk tolerance is your ability to make decisions, trading the known for the unknown, and to be comfortable with the decision once it is made.

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

Women's Rising Economic Power: A Force for Global Women's Empowerment

Anika Rahman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Anika Rahman

This International Women's Day is a fitting time to celebrate women's growing economic might and our ability to wield this power on behalf of the world's women. At last, we are beginning to see the potential for a sea change that could further propel a global movement for women and girls.

A Couple of Swells

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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Ben Walsh

Forbes 500 List Reveals A Disturbing Truth About Our Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business

The Forbes 500 is still, as The New York Times described it in 1987, "a gossipy ranking of the country's richest people." Increasingly, those people are from the financial industry.