Cliff Mason was the author of the blog Millennial Money. He was the Senior Writer of CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer," and had been that program's primary writer, in cooperation with and under the supervision of Jim Cramer, since he began at CNBC as an intern during the summer of 2005.
Mason was the author of a column at TheStreet.com during 2007, which he described as "hilarious, if short-lived." He graduated from Harvard College in 2007.
It was at Harvard that Mason learned to multi-task, mastering the art of seeming to pay attention to professors while writing scripts for Mad Money. Mason has co-written two books with Jim Cramer: "Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich" and "Stay Mad For Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer)." He is 100 percent responsible for any parts of either book that you did not like.
Mason has also had a fruitful relationship with Jim Cramer as his nephew for the last 23 years and will hopefully continue to hold that position for many more as long as he doesn't do anything to get himself kicked out of the family.
Maybe it's just the Marxist in me, but I can't help feeling like every time I read about the economic travails of the under-30 set, the writers seem totally blind to even the slightest notion that "class," whether it be social or economic - or socioeconomic if you want to make yourself sound smart - matters.
The war on the young continues, and we keep losing. Not only do young people make less money than our timeworn, seasoned peers, not only is it harder for us to get hired in this atrocious job market, now, to add insult to injury, we're also getting laid-off with more frequency than workers with greater quotas of senescence.
You’ve probably seen this story already, the piece by Edmund Andrews, an economics reporter for the New York Times, about his descent into the fifth circle of subprime hell, “My Personal Credit Crisis,” but it’s worth a read, purely for entertainment value, if you missed it.
While the methodology used wasn't perfect, the validation sure feels good.
Of all the possible things that Congress and the Obama administration could waste their time fiddling with, why did they have to pick executive pay?
If nobody else is going to say it, I will: the Senate is senile. I use the word senile deliberately because it has the same latin root as "senate." And the similarities don't stop at linguistics. The world's most poorly designed deliberative body has lost its mind.