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Better Off Broke: Why Some Choose Poverty Over Wealth

CreditCards.com | Erica Sandberg | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

A shocking truth: Not every American craves a high-powered job, big house, luxurious vacations and stockpiled cash. In fact, some not only eschew such...

Financial Sanity

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Arjuna Ardagh

I hear people complain about it almost every day, in one way or another. And of course it means that there are less resources available for 99 out of 100 people, if one percent are hoarding. The question is, what can we do about it?

Koch's Law of Wealth Creation

Richard Koch | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Talent is not enough. Talent is useless if it doesn't create wealth or wellbeing. We should therefore ask what alchemy converts talent to wealth-makin...

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

NextGen Investment Advisory Firms--Go Tech Or Go Home!

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

Every day, I roll up my sleeves with the goal of helping (even a teeny bit) move an entire industry from the stone age to the space age. So I thought it wouldn't hurt spending a little time seeing and hearing what a group of financial services "techies" thinks about technology and the future.

The Wealth Gap: Why Dr. King's Dream Is Unfinished

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Much of the racial wealth gap is a result of deliberate policy choices, both by government and the private sector. And because wealth can be handed down from generation to generation, the effects linger long after discriminatory policies change.

Failing Forward

Derek Rydall | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

Look at how we learn to walk. As babies, we step forward, fall, catch ourselves, try again and catch ourselves sooner and sooner until we're walking. Walking is controlled falling.

The Wealthy Are Not Narcissists Despite New Report

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The negative projections and derogatory labels placed on the rich are endless. One of the most common is that the rich are cocky, arrogant people who think they're better than everyone else.

"Dark Money"

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

History never repeats itself; but lessons can be learned. And one that is as clear as it can be is that if the political system is rigged in favor of a wealthy minority, the rest of the society will be given short-shrift.

Intelligent Investor Series: Six Essential Questions to Ask Your Money Manager

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

While following a suitability standard instead of fiduciary standard may be within the scope of the law, wouldn't it be better to work with people, who are, unquestioningly, working to serve your interests and not sell you products or make money off the transactions in your accounts?

Study Poses 'Troubling Observation' For The Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

As economists dig into the question of how bad U.S. income inequality is, a new study analyzes how Congress is fitting in to that equation. Accordi...

From a Silver Spoon to a Mobile Platform -- Transitioning to the Next Gen Wealthy

April Rudin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

It's not news that there is a stark contrast between baby boomers and the next gen. Nor should my readers be surprised that wealth platforms across the globe are seeking to attract these younger wealth holders who, as I noted in my last post, are seeking to "do good while doing well."

50 Years After the March on Washington: The Growing Racial Wealth Divide

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Many of the demands advanced at the 1963 March on Washington led to considerable gains for African Americans. However, with respect to the wealth -- the area that impacts economic mobility the most -- African Americans are actually losing ground.

Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

Wealth Taxes to Cure Inequality? How About Tax Reform Instead.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What are the prospects for a new federal tax on wealth? Pretty good, if you think surging inequality will trigger a populist revolt. But not so good i...

Detroit, and the Bankruptcy of America's Social Contract

Robert Reich | Posted 09.19.2013 | Detroit
Robert Reich

The geo-political divide has become so palpable that being wealthy in America today means not having to come across anyone who isn't.

The New Middle Ages

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

Today, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, it seems we are approach a new Middle Ages in America, as inequality increasingly spreads through the land.

Money Stories: Remove the Veils and Use Insight of Mindsight

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Resolution of a money story is resolution of a life story. Our relationship with money mimics our relationship with life itself. As Einstein said, "Yo...

American Scenes: Riding The Trolley In St. Petersburg, Florida

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Paul Stoller

Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida is breathtakingly beautiful. The sweep of earth-toned buildings many of which are inspired by the domes and arches of classic Spanish architecture, contrasts stunningly with the curve of the Tampa Bay waterfront.

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I admit that I go to whatever lengths I need to go to, to make the money find me. I do not call that greed. I call that good business. I am left to wonder if I would be receiving this criticism if I were a man.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World... We're Ranked 27th!

Les Leopold | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires and the most billionaire. This opulence is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, improving the lives of everyday Americans. Unfortunately, it's a lie.

New Gallup Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Are Disengaged From Their Jobs

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The consequences are many, but Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity each year.

The Very Best Version of You

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Sometimes in life we become someone we never imagined possible or that we never knew we were, even though we have always been that person from the very day we were created.