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Boston 'Flab' Party

Apr 9, 2013
The year's almost up on the challenge from Boston's mayor for the city to lose one million pounds.
Posted In: weight loss, boston

Too proud to sell: The disposition effect in behavioral finance

Mar 25, 2013
The disposition effect says investors tend to "sell the winners, and hold onto the losers" for purely emotional reasons. One behavioral economist fell for the classic investment mistake.
Posted In: Investing, investments

Retirement advice from a cancer survivor

Mar 25, 2013
Why one woman refused to let cancer alter her retirement planning.
Posted In: cancer, retirement planning, retirement savings

Why aging boomers are more prone to scams

Mar 22, 2013
It seems like con artists are dreaming up new scams every week -- and often seniors fall prey to the trickery. But why?
Posted In: Senior moment, senior citizens, scams

I heart New Jersey... despite its high property taxes

Mar 22, 2013
Commentator Jen Miller could up and leave the Garden State with its high taxes. But is the grass -- and the tax savings -- really any greener someplace else?
Posted In: new jersey, Taxes

When cars themselves are backseat drivers

Mar 18, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the downsides of increasingly intelligent car technology.
Posted In: Auto, technology, driving, cars

Housing recovery: Good for would-be homeowners?

Mar 13, 2013
Commentator Robert Reich says the housing recovery is mostly benefiting investors, not home buyers.
Posted In: home ownership, Housing

Payday lenders need to be more transparent

Mar 8, 2013
Last week on Marketplace, a payday loan lender defended his industry, saying as long as customers did the math, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Commentator Helaine Olen begs to differ.
Posted In: payday loans

The case for working from home: Commentary

Mar 7, 2013
Writer and artist Tim Sniffen explains why Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on working from home simply won't work for him.
Posted In: humor, Yahoo, Marissa Mayer

Help wanted: New pope, experience not required

Feb 26, 2013
Commentator John Ortved offers his bid to be the new pope.
Posted In: humor, Pope Benedict XVI, pope

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