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The Maserati Kid

Thomas Beller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Thomas Beller

A boy played, too -- fourteen or so, braces, spindly arms. It was the boy's father who died on 9/11. I was moved, happy to see him so supported by his dead dad's friends. But supported in the context of such outrageous wealth is a complicated word.

4 Things Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Savings Accounts

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mike Tyson was once heavyweight champion, and perhaps the most feared boxer in the sport's history. Within two decades of his prime, though, he was filing for bankruptcy.

Three P's Make a Compatible Money Pod

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

I've recently had conversations with three very different couples--different backgrounds, different ages, different cultures--but they shared a commonality in financial incompatibility.

Labor Day Reflection: Time for Americans to Participate in Power

Kevin Zeese | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

When you dispassionately review the reality of the U.S. economy, it is a depressing state of affairs that screams out for Americans to get up, stand up and shout: "we can do better than the political and economic elites."

How "Threat Sensitive" Are You to These Market Conditions?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

In many cases, for investors to continue to maximize their financial returns, they must first learn to master their emotions.

Technology and the World of Tomorrow's Leaders

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Marcelo Giugale

Technological progress has since changed everything -- if you don't believe it, try to picture life without the internet. And our leaders have had to adjust to the consequences -- both good and bad.

We Have A Growth Crisis: Simon Johnson

Bloomberg News | Simon Johnson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The U.S.’s fiscal problem is not that the market questions the country’s ability to pay its debts. The willingness to pay was clearly proved by th...

Time, Well-Being and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Stoller

In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.

The View Is Different Down Here

Luis Alberto Moreno | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Luis Alberto Moreno

Anyone traveling to Latin America these days is struck by the contrast between the brisk growth and optimistic outlook of the region and more pessimistic views from vantage points further north.

Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Are Selling Fast

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The back-to-school season got off to a strong start as discounts and high temperatures in July drove shoppers to air-conditioned mall...

The Robin Hood Effect

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

I spend a lot of time persuading people that selflessness can be selfish. Arguing self-interest in philanthropy may seem like an oxymoron, but it is often the difference between success and failure in fundraising.

Lighting a Few Bright Candles

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

Continuous observation suggests that leaving vast sums of money to one's kids is to place a curse on their heads that will more likely challenge than nurture them. So what does one do with the rest?

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

Chellie Campbell: A Woman Who Knows How to Get What She Wants

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Chellie Campbell loves money. She is a money magnet who knows how to attract money, earn money, invest money, and make her money work for her. She wri...

Where Are Our Christian Values In The Debt Ceiling Drama?

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

At this moment, politicians, most of them Christians, are telling us that we no longer have the money to care for all Americans, including the least among us.

Inside the life of Centurion cardholder Taysha Valez

Ellen Cannon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Ellen Cannon

You probably think the holders of the very best credit cards, such as the American Express Centurion (the "black card"), are all celebrities. But that...

Reagan on a Unicorn: Imagining a Republican Paradise

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A utopia only for the rich is no utopia at all. Americans have to decide whether they are going to continue to chase after an unobtainable mirage, or choose to construct a society where the vast majority have the same chance at a happy and prosperous life as the lucky few.

Christina Wilkie

Obama Meets With Wealthiest Two Americans On The Giving Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will host the nation's two wealthiest private citizens, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, at the White House on Monday to r...

American Cities With The Most Millionaires

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen and Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Each year, Capgemini publishes the U.S. Metro Wealth Index, which ranks the number of high-net-worth individuals living within the ...

BLAZE Your Financial Future: 5 Steps to Create Wealth in Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Lisa Haisha

Every day, I meet people who have become unemployed, taken a pay cut or are experiencing a slow period in business. They have credit card and student loan debt, and their taxes, food, and fuel costs are all skyrocketing. Sound familiar?

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Irvin G. Schorsch III

When most people think of estate planning, they think of creating wills and trusts to distribute their financial assets. If our legacy is to be lasting, we must preserve and perpetuate our values as well.

Money Can't Buy Happiness After All

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Most of us tend to think that if we just made a bit more money, we'd get more satisfaction out of life or have a greater sense of well-being. But on the whole, this turns out not to be true.

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

June Bride Alert: Why Prenups Make Sense

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Donna Estes Antebi

Although more women than ever are out-earning men, a simple fact remains: When it comes to prenups, it's usually women on the receiving end.

We All Hope For The Rich Life

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

What's your richest life? How would you describe the feeling of being rich? Forget money for a moment and think about how you would use your resources of time and money to create a rich life.