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Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe. Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, accordin...

Homeowner Beware: "Robbing the Hood"

Tino Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tino Diaz

Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.

The Wealthy Are Not Narcissists Despite New Report

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The negative projections and derogatory labels placed on the rich are endless. One of the most common is that the rich are cocky, arrogant people who think they're better than everyone else.

This Is The Richest Model In The World?

Posted 03.19.2013 | Style

Not many models can parlay their often short-lived runway careers into massive retail empires, but Kathy Ireland has successfully blazed the trail. As...

Americans' Net Worth Hit Lowest Level In 41 YEARS

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

Stunning new research from a New York University economics professor reveals just how wide the chasm between the rich and everyone else has grown over...

Richest Self-Made Women In America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

Women have helped build some of the biggest companies in America, and they have the bank accounts to show for it. A look at some of the nation's femal...

Paul Blumenthal

How Did Paul Ryan Get All That Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When newly minted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan entered Congress in 1999, he wasn't one of the richest lawmakers, with an averag...

One Group Lost More Than Half Of What They Had During The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

Are you in your late thirties or early forties? Our condolences, then. The recession was probably especially horrible for you. Households aged 35 t...

For Kids Of Ultra-Rich Parents, Money Won't Come Easy

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

Born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Don't get used to it. Some 32 percent of high and ultra-high net worth Americans don't feel it's important ...

Americans Suffered Staggering Decline In Wealth During Recession

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business

(In 3rd paragraph, corrects median net worth to $77,300 in 2010, not $77.3 trillion, and corrects to $126,000 in 2007, not $126 trillion.) ...

Fed: You're Wealthier, Even If You Can't Tell

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans are climbing further out of the hole they sank into during the Great Recession. A stock rally at the end of 2011 helped ...

Emily Cohn

Americans Households Still Failing Financial Distress Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Seth was in his 20s on spring break in Florida when he fell into a debt trap. Alongside the cocktails on the beach and wet T-shirt contests were credi...

Social Justice Quiz 2012: Thirteen Questions

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Question One. The combined pay of the 299 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. is enough to support how many median salary jobs?

Dr. King's 'Dream' Denied to Millions

Daniel Medina | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Medina

With stubbornly high unemployment, a failing education system and mounting federal debt, has Dr. King's dream truly been realized in 2012?

Net Worth and Self Worth: A Difference Worth Noting

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Over the years and then again recently, I have been thinking a lot about net worth and self-worth. Each has its value but I think the difference is "worth" noting.

PHOTOS: Who's The Wealthiest South Floridian In Congress?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Miami

After diving into the financial disclosure forms of area politicians, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel concluded what we all might have guessed after we...

6 Financial Must-Dos Before Year-End

Flourish Over 50 | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

Can you believe November is gone? It seems like just yesterday summer was approaching, and now here we are about to face the end of another year. Befo...

Self Worth is Not Connected to Net Worth

Ken Solin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Most men buy into the notion that their self-worth can best be measured by their financial success. That belief is totally misguided and it's especially damaging to men over 50 who are struggling financially in tough economic times.

Compensating for "Disappeared" Money

Paul A. London | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Republican presidential candidates are confused when they attack the Fed for "printing money." So are many others. The Fed was created in 1913 precisely to "print money" when it was needed.

Americans' Wealth Grows, Lifting Hopes For Economy

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Gradually but steadily, Americans are recovering their vast loss of wealth from the recession, thanks to larger stock portfolios. ...

American Billionaires Got Richer, America Got Poorer

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The richest Americans got even richer this year, according to the new Forbes 400 list, even as the country's total net worth tanked during the second ...

William Alden

Americans' Net Worth PLUNGES, Erasing This Year's Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Americans' Wealth RISES For 4th Straight Quarter

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The rebuilding of Americans' wealth is proceeding in steps rather than strides. Households' net worth rose last quarter – th...

Stock Gains Boost Americans' Net Worth

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans are recovering their shrunken wealth – gradually. Household net worth rose last quarter, mainly because the healing...

Women Of Color Have Median Wealth Of Just $5: Study

The Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report released by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development this week, there is a vast discrepancy in wealth between singl...