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Shepard Fairey Discusses Election 2012 and the Importance of Voting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

While he's considered making a similar poster for the 2012 election, the artist says that it would be naive to deny the realities and changes of the last four years.

How to Introduce Taxes to Your Children

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

As we walk, I'll point to different things and ask my granddaughter to tell me how they came to be. For example, I'll point to the road, and she'll say something like 'the men with the giant roller put it there.' I'll then ask her how she thought those men had the money to build the road.

Corruption Takes Center Stage in Greek-Euro Crisis

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is a long way from the courtroom in Athens that hosts Costas Vaxevanis to the arena of high global finance that Merkel bestrides, but the connection highlights the depth, the intractability and the complexity of the European financial crisis.

Romney's Other Credibility Problem: Glenn Hubbard

Charles Ferguson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business
Charles Ferguson

There is a scandal in Mitt Romney's campaign -- namely Glenn Hubbard, Romney's chief economic advisor, who was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush, and is now Dean of Columbia Business School. First, Hubbard has an abysmal track record in economic policy, including the very issues that Romney has made the pillar of his presidential campaign. Second, like Romney, Hubbard refuses to disclose critical information about his income, conflicts of interest, and paid advocacy activities. Third, both in public statements and in my personal experience, Hubbard has been evasive, misleading, and even dishonest when discussing both policy issues and his own conflicts of interest. And last but not least, those conflicts of interest are huge: Hubbard has long advocated policies that Wall Street loves, often without disclosing that he is, in fact, highly paid by Wall Street.

The Biggest Money Mistake Parents Make Post-Split

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 12.26.2012 | Divorce
Suzanna de Baca

Almost everyone I know who has gone through a divorce has later admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health

Beijing Leaders to Give Economic Growth Top Priority

Ava Chien | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Ava Chien

The three speakers on the China panel at Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit agree that leaders in Beijing are committed to doing everything in its powers to keep growth going.

Is It All About Hormones?

David Morris | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Why do the Boy Scouts fear gay people while Girl Scouts are more welcoming, and Wall Street men risked and lost the economy while Wall Street-related women counseled moderation?

How to Plan a Financial Future for Two

Credit.com | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Credit.com

Managing finances as a couple may seem scary, but if done right it is an opportunity to build a life together as a true partnership.

Social Security: President Obama's Biggest Failure in Last Week's Debate

Dean Baker | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

President Obama had a bad night when he faced Governor Romney in Denver for the first presidential debate. However, for many listeners the worst moment was when he quite clearly told the country that there was not much difference between his position on Social Security and Governor Romney's.

Study: Banks Will Always Suck At Trading

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

Science has spoken: Banks are doomed to suck at trading forever and should be stopped before they crash the global economy again. A new study by e...

SUZE ORMAN: Your First Step To A Richer Life Is...

Posted 02.06.2013 | OWN

I recently sat down for a consultation with Jane, a stay-at-home mom with a 2-year-old son, another baby due this month, and big fears about her family's financial security."It's really hard for us to save money," Jane said. She and her husband, Charlie, both in their early 30s, rent their house in rural Oregon and live off Charlie's $2,550 monthly teaching salary.

Is Loss of Humanity the Real Risk of Risk Management?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

I believe the trend to disconnect ourselves from human consequences while focusing on numbers only is as potentially destructive to the future of businesses that depend on customer relationships as it has been to the political process

Occupy: A Movement That Didn't Satisfy

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Lam

The Occupy Movement, alas, hadn't made a dent in the collective consciousness that could in time change policies. We are the 99 percent. And we are mad as hell at the 1 percent and a system rigged to favor the rich. All true. But now what?

A Democratic Mayor and Republican Governor Cooperate to Revive Detroit

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Detroit's brave Democratic Mayor Dave Bing and Michigan's pragmatic Republican Governor Rick Snyder agreed to refurbish Belle Isle Park, a neglected cultural gem in the shadows of a once great city.

Where's the Rage Over the Arbit Ragers?

Saul Landau | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Saul Landau

In Arbitrage, we see how how Hollywood conceives of a cinematic grammar into which we can analyze the nature of the people who sparked the the financial crisis.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #11, Reformed Wall Street

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Greater oversight on Wall Street means greater security on Main Street... a fact you can bank on.

5 Common Financial Fears (and How to Overcome Them)

Women & Co | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money
Women & Co

By Linda Descano, CFA®, President and CEO, Women & Co. and Managing Director and Head of Digital Partnerships, North America Marketing, Citi We've a...

Saving For Retirement On A Budget, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

From maximizing your company's 401K offerings to opening your own Roth IRA, Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO of LearnVest.com, recently joined me on Mon...

What's in Your Wallet? Hopefully Your Share of the National Mortgage Settlement

Adam Levin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

Hell has frozen over! After years of lawsuits and investigations by federal and state law enforcement agencies mortgage servicers are finally being forced to repay some of the billions of dollars they stole from American consumers. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't be worse.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #2 - Encouraging Too Much Diversification

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been sold a very big lie over the years, that greater diversification always leads to higher risk adjusted returns.

The Omerta Surrounding Goldman Sachs: A Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

If it is true we are sleepwalking into a depression worse than we have known before, we must wake up quickly.

William Harrison Defends the Big Banks

Robert Teitelman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

William Harrison's defense harkens back to the age before 2008, when banks could simply declare their manifest strengths and their Olympian wisdom. Given what we've been through, you've got to try a little harder now.

One Man Against The Wall Street Lobby

Simon Johnson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

There is a new powerful voice who knows how big banks really work and who is willing to tell the truth in great and convincing detail. Jeff Connaughton has just published a page-turning memoir that is also a damning critique of how Wall Street operates.

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

10 Websites to Help Teach Kids about Money

Women & Co | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you want to raise a money-savvy child in the 21st century, there are plenty of commercial, government and non-profit websites out there to help.