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Alexander Eichler

Report Highlights Legality Of Lehman Brothers 'Gut Feeling' Business | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

In the years leading up to its collapse, Lehman Brothers nearly doubled its risk and took a scattershot approach to valuing its assets, according to a...

Paying More in Fees Can Get You Less in Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I recently reviewed the portfolio of a young man who had inherited almost $1 million. He thought his portfolio was "well diversified" because almost all of it was invested in an S&P 500 Index Fund. Several issues were apparent, which you might be able to relate to your investments.

Leaving An Abusive Marriage? 7 Ways To Protect Your Money

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 12.30.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

Divorce is painful -- anyone who has been through the process will attest to that. But, sometimes, divorce is less painful than staying in a relationship that has become abusive.

Let's Value People as an Asset, and Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century

R. Paul Herman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
R. Paul Herman

People are generally classified as expenses on the income statement and liabilities on the balance sheet -- not as an investable asset. Thus, when CEOs seek to increase profit, they cut costs -- like people -- rather than investing in assets -- like people -- that can appreciate.

Psychologist Broadened Americans' View of Teens

Laura Stepp | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Laura Stepp

For much of the 20th century, scientists spoke of adolescence as a period of inevitable depression and rebellion. Beginning in the late 1980s, a different view began to emerge.

Citigroup Reports Higher Third Quarter Net Income

Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

(Joe Rauch) - Citigroup Inc reported higher third-quarter earnings on Monday as the bank set aside less money to cover bad loans and recorded an a...

Federal Agency Didn't Adequately Oversee BofA Mortgage Settlement: Report

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency failed to adequately oversee settlements between mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and ...

Apple And America's Other Most Valuable Companies

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. From 24/7 Wall St.: Apple became the most valuable company in America yesterday when its market cap passed Exxon Mob...

The 5 Most Common Financial Mistakes Women Make After They Divorce

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

A divorce financial planner takes care of critical financial tasks that are beyond the scope of the divorce attorney's expertise, and those tasks can ...

How to Handle Hedge Fund Investing

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

How can you, as an investor, handle hedge fund investing? Be strategic, be sensible and speak up.

5 Retirement Issues To Resolve During Your Split (Even If You're Still Young)

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 07.27.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

The vast majority of divorcing women are much younger than their so-called "Golden Years", and yet it's essential that every woman address the issue o...

Have It Your Way: Prepare A Will

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Theodore R. Daniels

I have recently attended a number of funerals. After each funeral, the question often asked: "Did the deceased have a will?" It may not surprise yo...

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?

Is Your Husband Hiding Assets?

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

At the end of the day, divorce is mostly about the division of assets and liabilities. That is not to say that there are not other, equally difficult...

Eight Myths of Divorce Mediation

Joanne Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Joanne Naiman

The idea of mediation still carries with it the perception that it's too touchy-feely to work; there's the whiff of Birkenstocks and herbal tea. Soon you'll be holding hands and chanting Om.

Oil Millionaire's Ex-Wife Seeks Higher Divorce Settlement

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

An oil technology millionaire's former wife today asked judges to double her divorce settlement, saying £5 million was "far too low". Victoria Jones...

End of the Line for Redistribution and Monetary Policy?

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Over the last few decades, several trends have shaped economic flows and returns. In the developed world, we have seen a historically rare and nearly ...

Secrets of Florida's "Foreclosure King"

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

A troubling truth about today's white collar crime wave is that wherever there is a complicated fraud, there is usually a lawyer helping make it happe...

Strengths Movement Can Revitalize Schools

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

What if everyone viewed the things you did as needed contributions, and rather than looking for what is wrong with you, people pointed out what is right with you?

Facebook Building a Socialphone -- Maybe Maybe Not

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

One of the many assets Facebook could employ on its socialphone is Places. An integration of Places and the socialphone could provide the company a laundry list possibilities -- not to mention an additional source of revenue.

William Alden

Americans' Net Worth PLUNGES, Erasing This Year's Gains | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans' net worth plunged in the second quarter of this year, new data from the Federal Reserve show, erasing the gains of the previous two quarter...

Puzzling Questions

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

To put our national finances in a different, and hopefully more intelligent, context than they usually are when the deficit hawks start their periodic circling, we should move to amortized accounting for long-term government investments.

Wikileaks As A World Asset

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Why do people need more information than the government gives them? Think: Watergate, Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin, Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch, Agent Orange, My Lai, and Bloody Sunday.

More Millionaires Put Money Into Tangible Assets (Think Jets, Jewelry), Give Less To Charity

Bloomberg | Katya Kazakina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As millionaires' assets rebounded in 2009, they put more money in tangibles such as art, jets and gems, according to a report released this week by Ca...

Revising the Poverty Measure and a Better Way to Count the Poor

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reid Cramer

For most policymakers, it is never a good time to talk about poverty. When times are flush, their constituents are doing well. When recession hits, ev...