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COLUMN: Faux Frugality Serves No One

The Harvard Crimson | James K. Mcauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Ever wonder whether the pretty blonde girl begging for money in the Square is actually an anthropology concentrator conducting an experiment for her t...

On Women's Day, Damaging Gender Wealth Gap Exposed

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

Single black and Hispanic women own only a fraction of a penny for every dollar owned by single white women, according to the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

Can An Apple A Day Increase Your Net Worth?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Many people believe that good self-care requires money - only the rich have the resources to invest in themselves. I met two people who explained how my thinking was understandable, but mistaken.

GOOD And Column Five Media Map Distribution Of Income By Religious Belief

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution. ...

6 Tips For Facing Your Finances With Confidence

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Your sense of status, place in life and well-being may have come to depend upon a level of income and expenditure. Expectations dashed, disappointment and financial loss can make for deep-seated misery.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Why Don't Women Create More Wealth?

Marianna Olszewski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianna Olszewski

There are dozens of theories about why women don't create more wealth themselves. Well, here's my theory: it's because we are risk averse, don't plan well, and have a messed up relationship with money.

Tips for Creating Wealth

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

You will probably not win the lottery, create the next Google or be entitled to a significant inheritance. Most of us can not just go out into the ma...

New Decade and Decades Old Imbalances

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The new decade affords an opportunity to screen our baggage and decide what we do and don't want to bring with us as we travel into the future.

Inequality Explosion

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

In the last 9 months have likely seen a massive upward shift in the distribution of America's wealth. We have surging stock and bond markets and struggling housing markets.

Sparking a Populist Revolt Against the Billionaire Bailout Society

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

What can we do in the face of so much wealth, so much lobbying power and so much weakness on the part of so many political leaders?

Will Obama Save America From Capitalism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

American-style capitalism is the system that gives you pilots buying groceries with food stamps and sheriffs throwing families out of their homes. President Obama, it's time for a "new" New Deal.

The Middle Class Collapse

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Do the super-rich really earn their wealth? Financial wealth is a slippery concept especially as it slithers through a mountain of bailouts now running somewhere near $13 trillion.

Obama's Choice: Jobs Now or Republicans in November

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

We face a true national emergency. More than 30 million Americans are without jobs or are working part-time because there are no full-time jobs to be found.

Breaking out of the Billionaire Bailout Society

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Perhaps we need a new vocabulary that helps us describe a society that promotes the accumulation of vast riches, bails out the rich, and avoids responsibility for the common good.

Bloomberg Donates $65M to Needy Campaign Consultants

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Bloomberg is on pace to spend $118 million on this year's race and over a quarter of a billion dollars in declared campaign expenditures on his three runs for office.

The Double Standard for Wealth Advisers

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

I understand Bradley Birkenfeld's desire to spend less time in jail, but the story of UBS's tax cheats raises a bigger question: Why isn't there a wealth adviser-client privilege?

Please Welcome Peter W. Galbraith and Andrew J. Hall to the Billionaire Bailout Society

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Galbraith reportedly got himself a $100 million piece (or more) of a Kurdish oil field. Hall's oil trading scams are picking our pockets by driving up the price of oil just enough for him to make a killing.

Geithner Advocates Permanent Billionaire Bailout Society?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

We can either prop up the billionaire bailout society as Geithner wants or we can begin the necessary process of breaking it up. You know what the financial interests want.

American Obsession With Rich Explains Bloomberg: Guardian

The Guardian | Hadley Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's not that Americans are obsessed with people with money, exactly; it's that they are obsessed with how those people made that money and, more impo...

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Success for Dummies

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

There is something important to be learned from Jeff Dunham's improbable rise. Passion and belief are often able to create a path forward where none may exist.

Why Billionaires Should Pay for the Jobless Recovery

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

For the past 30 years we have minted billionaires, and we have created the most unequal distribution of wealth since 1928-29. This didn't happen by accident.

Stephen King Meets the Estate Tax

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

In 2010, the estate tax is set to disappear completely. Then in 2011 the tax returns to 2001 levels, with substantially lower wealth exemptions and higher rates. Talk about perverse incentives.