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5 Countries With the Highest Poverty Rate (OECD)

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Since poverty can often be context-specific, the subjective decision of how to define poverty is a key challenge in comparing poverty rates across countries. Nonetheless, the OECD has come up with a system.

Wealth School: Lessons in Creative Frugality

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Wealth is not just about amassing material riches, such as living a celebrity lifestyle with all of the goodies, but living well with what you have.

Called To A Larger View Of Life

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

A larger view of life, as seen through the eyes of Jesus, informs us that the life of a homeless person begging on the street corner is just as sacred as the life of a president of the state.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Retiring the National Debt by Not Destroying the Economy

Stephen Herrington | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Retiring the national debt shouldn't even be an issue in Washington. The national debt as a percent of GDP has been higher in the the past and we survived. The key to that survival was to grow the economy.

Lila Shapiro

Richer, More Equal Countries Are More Trusting, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

People living in richer, more egalitarian countries trust their fellow human beings more, new data shows. Countries with high median household inc...

Marriage or Cohabitation: A Matter of Dollars and Cents or Just Sense?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

Making the decision to cohabitate vs. marry is obviously complex and certainly not always about what's smart financially. Emotions play a significant role and have their way of making a significant and often time unconscious impact on the decision.

It's Time to Shift Into Your Heart-Gear

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

More and more often these days, the message seems to be "open your heart." "Love thy neighbor" is no longer just for ourselves at home, at play and at...

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Robin Hood in Reverse in US: Seven Examples

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Bill Quigley

The rich have been getting richer and the poor and middle have been getting poorer in the US recently. Here are seven examples that show how the US is going through Robin Hood in Reverse.

The People's Journalist, Bob Herbert, Steps Down at The New York Times

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

Should Government Be of the People, by the People and for the People?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In President Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" in November of 1863, he wound up his short speech by exclaiming that the living be dedicate...

The Rosetta Stone of the Right

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

Struggling to comprehend the right-wing assault on unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio, the attempts to defund federal programs for the poor, the in...

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

Are Emerging Markets the Next "Bubble"? How to Overcome the Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

We're well aware of the case for investing in emerging markets. However, investor excitement is ignoring the fact that short-term cyclical factors can overshadow long-term structural trends

Peak Debt

Daniel M. Cofall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel M. Cofall

From our friends at the Wall Street Journal Sunday night, "In 2011, Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs will consume 60% of all f...

The Secret to Making Schools Great

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

And as we well know, arts programs like these are the first to go when the budget ax falls. But programs like these are the reason many students show up at school every day.

What We Can Learn From Central Banks About Managing Our Wealth

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

These trade wars are turning into foreign exchange market turbulence. So what are these so-called "currency wars"? And what can we learn from them?

It's a Really Bad Time to Be Middle Class in America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama is being forced to rip open the social fabric of this country to reduce the Bush generated debts.

How To Raise Spoiled Brats

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my consulting practice, I work with many high-net-worth families and am constantly amazed at how nonchalant (or even downright neglectful) the parents are in their children's fiscal education.

Arianna Huffington: The Cookie Who Cares

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

A great number of people are flying their flags at half mast in the wake of the AOL-HuffPo merger/acquisition. Word is that the phenomenon that Arian...

Nine Pictures of the Extreme Income/Wealth Gap

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Many people don't understand our country's problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don't see it. People just don't understand how m...

Mourning the Silence of True Liberalism

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Somewhere between the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam protest, liberalism lost its voice. And by tangible indicators it has yet to regain its voice -- at least not in any comprehensible way.