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Why the Decrease in Unions and Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Hurts Us All

Don McNay | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.

Nudge Yourself and Others to Make Smarter Choices

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Steve Jobs sparked hot debate about the rich "getting to jump to the head of the line," so to speak, when he revealed that he was able to get a liver ...

Put Your Money in an Immediate Annuity Instead of a Lump Sum

Don McNay | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Taking money over time is a tenet of my faith. I believe in God, the Cincinnati Reds and not taking money in a lump sum.

Can Crowdsourcing Save the World?

Chris Deary | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business
Chris Deary

Can crowdsourcing provide the answers to one of mankind's biggest challenges, namely how to sustain an ever-growing population in a world of ever-diminishing resources?

Nudge the U.S. Out of Its Obesity

Kevin Hansen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Kevin Hansen

Unlike anti-smoking advocacy, anti-obesity policymaking is a much less mature field, and the public is still unsure when -- or if -- it wants the government meddling in what it eats and drinks.

Getting Rich Slowly

Don McNay | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Because the money is harder to access, people who take structured settlements are more likely to "get rich slowly" than my professional clients who can cash in a mutual fund or stock whenever they want.

Message To Facebook: I'm Taking Back My Happiness

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

Facebook: Good or bad? Is it nurturing our families and communities by bringing us closer together? Or is it a dangerous threat -- a technology that fosters isolation, anxiety and narcissism?

Investment Choices Linked To Areas of Brain

newsweek.com | Nikhil Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A region of the midbrain called the ventral striatum may be partly to blame for the fact that millions of Americans fell prey to risky financial gambl...