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Romanticizing poverty and learning financial independence

Jan 11, 2013
When money is tight, people are all too aware of every cent. Commentator Kristin Wong grew up this way and she says it's shaped both how she thinks about money and how she thinks about herself.
Posted In: poverty

Robert Reich: Why we should break up the banks

Jan 9, 2013
Commentator Robert Reich offers his suggestion for this year's biggest bipartisan economic initiative: Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail

'Downton Abbey' and the spoiler problem

Jan 7, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell talks about the spoiler problem with T.V dramas.
Posted In: tv, Entertainment

Some advice for the 401(k) generation

Jan 4, 2013
We work day after day, year after year, to get ready for a future when we hope we won't have to work. But retirement isn't quite as simple as it used to be, says commentator Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, 401(k)

The key to controlling your party guests: Food

Dec 28, 2012
Planning to attend a New Year's Eve party? That got commentator Scott Huler thinking about the economic principles of party planning.
Posted In: party, Food

Pawn shop smarts

Dec 28, 2012
There are countless resources for those of us who want to be better money managers. But comedian and commentator Tim Bedore says the pawn shop is also a good place to go to learn some important lessons about personal finance.
Posted In: pawn shop, Personal Finance

Why I don't buy presents for kids

Dec 21, 2012
Commentator Logan Sachon loves her 2-year-old nephew dearly. She shows it by never, ever buying him presents.
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, presents

What gift to get for the person with no interests?

Dec 18, 2012
The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
Posted In: gift giving, gifts

Spirit of the (cyber)season

Dec 13, 2012
Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, holiday shopping

The financial reality of investing for women

Dec 7, 2012
We often hear that women are more risk averse than men. Commentator Helaine Olen says yes, male and female investors may approach risk-taking differently, but that's not why women have less money to put away.
Posted In: Investing, men v. women, women

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