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  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Johnson: America’s Math Problem Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    The list of things we never thought we’d see continues to grow, like a tumor. Our republic has finally reached a midlife crisis, having lost the pejorative AAA credit rating from an agency that considers yesterday’s sub-prime CDO a safer bet than today’s Uncle Sam. The American economy is stuck in a classic catch-22, that as we solve one problem, it is quickly replaced by a greater concern.

  • Johnson: Hats off to the Tea Party...for Now Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Tea Party activists, 44 percent of whom are on Medicare or have an immediate family member receiving benefits, could not be consoled by the fact that their health-care costs are largely responsible for the distended federal budget. But they have a point.

  • Personal Income Up & Spending Down     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli break down the numbers that show personal income is slghtly up but spending is down .2 percent.

  • "101 Weird  Ways to Make Money" by Steve Gillman

    One author's solution for getting ahead and becoming successful in this economy is to think "weird."

  • Johnson: Why Gold Is Not a Bubble Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Gold

    Investors are justifiably concerned about being hoodwinked three times in ten years. Without question, extravagant returns enjoyed by the precious metal are well received, but the potential hangover from yet another bubble deprived of air, and the associated shame, would take several years to subside.

  • Flexible Savings Accounts Become Even More Valuable Now Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    “Flexible savings accounts are today what the 401(k) match was 10 or 15 years ago, where people didn’t grasp that this free opportunity was sitting there,” says one financial expert.

  • Midday Market Reaction Positive     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    A look at market optimism despite a load of negative news, with Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities, and Neil Hennessy, Hennessy Funds.

  • Personal Income, Spending & the Markets     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    A look at the personal income and spending data and what it indicates about the health of the economy, with Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman/CEO; Scott Nation, NationsShares; and CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman

  • Personal Income & Spending Unchanged     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down May's personal income and spending data.

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    Analysts have been feverishly revising down their growth projections. Much depends on the effectiveness of policies and, critically, whether there will finally be a more coherent and sustained policy response in systemically important countries, especially the US and Europe.

  • Johnson: How to Create Jobs in America Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Our beloved two party political system is currently negotiating an increase to the debt ceiling, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.

  • Personal Income/Spending: Not Bad     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the data that can be considered not great but not bad either.

  • Johnson: Debt Ceiling Invites More Gimmicks Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    President Obama’s gyroscopic legislative endeavors helped the nation survive the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s. It would have been unfathomable to risk America’s image of economic invincibility and allow the free markets to punish bad behavior. Instead, the Federal Reserve printed money to inflate the stock market and promote economic growth, all courtesy of a low interest rate environment. Now Congress is faced with yet another debt ceiling, and sure enough, they’re scrambling for the next fiscal stunt.

  • Johnson: Gold is a Short Sale on Congress Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Who amongst us has any confidence that our elected officials will solve the country’s debt problem, or for that matter, allow private enterprise to do it in their absence? Intrinsic value is irrelevant; gold positions serve as a short sale on Congress.

  • Johnson: The Truth About Tax Cuts Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    The ongoing debate over tax relief has lost all integrity, like a favorite sweater long past its prime. Some believe that tax cuts increase the budget deficit while others suggest wealthy citizens have no moral obligation to share their bounty. Worthy positions indeed, but they are two mutually independent arguments, both valid, one having nothing to do with the other.

  • Personal Income Breakdown     Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the breakdown of February's personal spending and income.

  • New Fund Offerings Flood China as Redemptions Surge Sunday, 6 Mar 2011 | 9:17 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Record number of mutual fund redemptions in China have prompted a slew of new offerings in the market as fund management firms struggle to retain invetsors.

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