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Health Before Wealth

Mike Sheridan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Throughout the week there's a lot of things that make me say WTF! But two that continue to stand out include: Millionaire celebrities choosing DUI...

Let's Fix Stuff

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Like all of you I can't ignore what's happening in our country and in our world. Except for the stock market, the financial outlook for most people ...

Warren Buffett Gives Single Largest Charitable Contribution

Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

AP/HuffPost OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his pl...

The Rise Of The Non-Working Rich

Robert Reich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing. In fact, we're on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history. The wealth is coming from those who over the last three decades earned huge amounts on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, or as high-tech entrepreneurs. It's going to their children, who did nothing except be born into the right family.

What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

April Rudin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the lack of financial knowledge. Every year, this ignorance leaves millions of Americans woefully unprepared to fund their children's education or enter retirement.

Life Insurance: Who Needs It?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Many people are "sold" life insurance every year. Some need it, some don't. More often than not, it's probably the wrong amount.

Poor Hillary?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Poor Hillary? I don't think so. I think she's perhaps a little surprised at which particular aspect of her life is now being attacked (if she had a cartoon thought bubble over her head right now, it might read: "This is all you got? Really?!?"), but I don't think she's surprised the attacks have started.

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

Rich People Don't Put Money in Jars

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Athletes and other instant millionaires, who haven't adopted the strategies of the wealthy, often find themselves broke within a few years of their windfall. Meanwhile, many American aristocrats preserve their estates through the centuries. What do the wealthy know that you don't?

4 Must-Know Facts About Clinton Wealth

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Recent attacks from the right wing on the success of Bill and Hillary Clinton since leaving the White House are absurd. If Republicans are looking for someone who is out of touch and does not reflect middle-class values at heart, they only need to look in the mirror.

Playing Golf, and Other Mistakes CEOs Make

Adam Grant | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

When you become the head of a major company, you instantly join the ranks of the rich and famous. Ethical questions aside, new evidence shows that the perks of celebrity life are bad for companies. Here are six situations that CEOs might want to refuse.

How Do You Spell 'Success'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It behooves us to rethink our own personal definition of success lest we be drawn into the prevailing view of our society. Feelings of true happiness and success come from deep and loving relationships which bring peace, fulfillment, and life satisfaction that is our real psychological wealth.

Words Rich People Use That Poor People Don't

Gina Barreca | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

There are lots of terms underprivileged tots don't know as well as their upper-class counterparts and I'm not sure reading to them will truly close the gap. How about giving their parents more access to well-paying, stable jobs?

Are You Creating Poverty?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Last week, a remote acquaintance of mine said, "I would have read your book by now, but I keep waiting for you to give me an autographed copy." This w...

The 1% In My Head

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

The belief that money is a reliable measurement of a person's value is not true and causes deep suffering. Money is a wildly inaccurate gauge of character.

Sacrifices of the 1%

Rob Taub | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy
Rob Taub

Akin to the suffering of middle class and poor families in these difficult economic times, the one percent are struggling as well behind their gilded ...

The Long Con: How Conservative Ideology Became a Con

Lisa Longo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?

Is It OK to Be Rich?

Edward Corcoran | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

The situation is worsened by the ability of the rich to skew the system to protect the flow of more wealth to the already wealthy. A complex society requires complex regulation. Ideally, laws and regulations manage the economy for the benefit of society as a whole.

Reading Piketty in India

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

Addressing inequality shouldn't be about penalizing the rich. It shouldn't be about reviving discredited socialist economic ideas from the 1970s in 21st century European think tanks. It should be about fixing the policies and practices that cause inequality.

America's Dying Factories Are Widening Income Inequality

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

READING, Pa. (AP) — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a spor...

Behind a Thriving Family

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive?

What Do the Pope and Seattle Have in Common?

K. Sujata | Posted 06.12.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

What they have in common is the sense to realize that wealth -- in the true sense of wealth -- just doesn't trickle down. The Pope has said, " 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," and Seattle simply has said "it shall be" to a $15.00 minimum wage.

You Are Not Defeated: There Is Still Hope

Tenille Livingston | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

From the outside looking in many households have it all together, but yet many are living above their means. Families all across the country are strug...

The New Entrepreneur Path for Building a Profitable Conscious Business

J V Crum III | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

When we take a birds-eye view of capitalism, and the ways it has evolved since the mid 18th century -- it becomes clear that, for the most part, the singular focus has always been on creating higher profits.

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.