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Are Consumers' Finances Worse Than Their Health?

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

If you think Americans look out of shape, you should see their bank statements.

How to Beat Pessimism, Boost Savings

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Did pessimism about the future influence people to abandon the hope of saving for retirement, or did a lack of savings lead to the pessimism? One clue may be in the fact that people over 55 are even more gloomy about the future of the economy than the general population.

Mixed Messages: Debt Falls Alongside Savings Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Since debt and savings are opposites, you wouldn't expect them to move in the same direction at the same time. However, recent statistics indicate that as America's debt has shrunk, so too have America's savings rates.

High Savings Rates Can Be Maintained by Continuing Good Habits

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

Americans are resourceful. Confronted with lower incomes and a scary financial outlook -- Americans got by with less and increased their savings rates. Keep up the good work.

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...

The Psychology Of Money: Resist The Urge To Reduce Your Savings

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

If low savings account rates leave you discouraged, you can still make a difference over time. The worst thing you could do is let low rates on savings accounts lull you into a state of inaction.

Michael Bennet:

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, speaking Sunday in Durango, said it will take new investments in education, energy and small businesses for America to fully...