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Sudden Wealth From the Sale of Your Business?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sooner or later every business owner wants to retire or just sell his business. For a business owner this is a huge life event. Some are very sure of their decision, while others can be hesitant.

Bernanke: Economy Is Far From Fully Recovered

Reuters | Alister Bull | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy for as long as need...

The Euro Zone Is In Big Trouble

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cut its main interest rate on Thursday to a new record low of 0.25 percent, responding to a sur...

Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates in the Twilight Zone

Carine Fabius | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Carine Fabius

Between Big Brother running around loose and the Big Banks having their way with us, more and more I feel like I'm living in The Twilight Zone. In the...

Fed To Continue Stimulus

AP/HuffPost | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will maintain the pace of its bond-buying program to keep long-term interest rates at record ...

Low Interest Rate Addictions

Michael Pento | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

Central banks have created the illusion of growth that is based upon re-inflating asset prices. And, it is also predicated on their ability to suppress interest rates. However, record debt levels and central bank inflation targets are a deadly combination

Bubbles Inflating Faster Than GDP

Michael Pento | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

There has been a lot of talk about a rebound in the equity and real estate markets helped along by the Fed's free money. That much is for sure the truth; but the evidence of a viable and sustainable recovery built on free-market forces just isn't there.

Bernanke To Congress: Don't Invade Fed's Privacy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-wea...

3 Money Matters You And Your New Spouse Need To Deal With NOW

Charles Tran | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weddings
Charles Tran

You may feel like you can now breathe a big sigh of relief and settle right into marital bliss but there is still one outstanding task that remains to be tackled -- the marrying of your financial accounts.

Here's What's Eating Away At Your Savings

The New York Times | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

A consumer complaint is ricocheting around the world: low interest rates are eating away at savings. Bill Taren, a retiree near Orlando, Fla., disc...

GET LOW

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's record-low interest rates have shrunk income for savers but cut costs for borrowers. Chairman Ben Bernanke is amon...

Low Interest Rates Are Not Enough

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The current global interest rate convergence need not be a bad thing. But it will be if it is not quickly accompanied by major policy actions that address the causes of today's global economic malaise.

GOP Leaders: Americans 'Have Reason To Be Skeptical' Of Fed

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual move, Republican leaders of the House and Senate are urging Federal Reserve policymakers against taking further steps to l...

'Cheap Money Has Failed'

Bloomberg | Karl Heinz Daeke | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

When will politicians finally accept that their ideology of cheap money has failed? A low-interest-rate policy after the dot-com frenzy encouraged ...

U.S. 'Strong Dollar' Rhetoric Fades As Currency's Value Declines

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville and Tim Reid) - For years, Treasury secretaries parroted a line that the U.S. was committed to a strong dollar policy...

Investors Biggest Worry: The End Of Fed's Cheap Money Era

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (By Doris Frankel) - The end of super-cheap money from the Federal Reserve is trumping corporate earnings results as a key risk to hedge f...

A Walk Through Paris With Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Taleb has been criticized, but he tells it as he sees it, whether or not everyone agrees.

Why Rising Interest Rates Are Actually A Good Sign For The Economy

thefiscaltimes.com | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There has been much hand-wringing in the business press lately about the recent rise in interest rates. The fear is often expressed that this will cho...

Ben Bernanke Defends Fed's Massive $900 Billion Program

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What will the Federal Reserve's massive $900 billion plan actually accomplish? As HuffPost's Shahien Nasiripour pointed out yesterday, the Fed's new a...

Refinancing Surges Even As Foreclosure Crisis Mounts

Bloomberg | Jody Shenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A rush by U.S. homeowners to refinance at near record-low interest rates marks a rare bright spot for the mortgage industry, under attack for choking ...

NerdWallet's Top 5 Low APR Credit Cards, Fall 2010 Edition

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

Many credit cards these days are offering exceptionally low APRs and balance transfer promotions that will cut interest bills substantially and allow people some room to breathe.

5 Reasons Why Home Buyers Aren't Buying

Wallet Pop | Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, the news broke that interest rates hit yet another low: 4.45% on a 30-year-fixed and a stunning 3.87% on a 15-year fixed rate loan. At the ...

How The Fed's Low Interest Rate Policy Is Hurting Savers, Retirees

The Huffington Post | Willam Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Fed's key interest rate approaching zero, there's rarely been a better time to borrow. It happens to be a particularly bad time to save, howe...

Is Main Street Ready for the Second Wave of the Recession?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The phrase "double-dip recession" means little to most of us. To people on Main Street, it hasn't been been a "dip". We took a drop to the bottom two years ago and stayed there.

The Best Credit Cards of Mid-2010 (PHOTOS)

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

You no longer have to spend hours sifting through the hundreds of credit card products trying to find your perfect match. Here's a list of the credit cards that are "best in show" in their respective categories.