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These Are the Good Old Days

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Despite the relative gloom and doom brought about by the 2008 recession, and the recent downturn of the market and the meltdown and bailout of Greece,...

Are You Possessed?

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

It has occurred to me over the years how interesting and revealing our use of the word "possession" is. How many of us allow our lives to be possessed by our homes, cars, or boats?

A House Divided

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

We have sunk too far and can't afford to open the spigots wider without recreating the same over leveraging problems that created the Great Recession.

Stock Gains Boost Americans' Net Worth

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans are recovering their shrunken wealth – gradually. Household net worth rose last quarter, mainly because the healing...

Women Of Color Have Median Wealth Of Just $5: Study

The Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report released by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development this week, there is a vast discrepancy in wealth between singl...

The Importance Of Feeling Good

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Coming back home from the park one morning, I set about doing a few chores, I felt like a child playing house. I had fun washing up the breakfast d...

Carlos Slim 'World's Richest' Person: Forbes Says Mexican Billionaire Is Richer Than Bill Gates

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY — Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, jumping past Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become t...

Visitors From The Planet Money

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

The on-going exchange [...] was about the newest styles of certain designer handbags, and how the changes rendered last year's bags suitable for nothing more than make-up totes and packing accessories.

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...

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."