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As retiring Baby Boomers flee to safer investments, some analysts fear there will be too many stocks and too few investors. But a lot depends on how much Boomers can really afford a conservative investing style as they try to recover from a lost decade for the stock market.
Get ready because it's "Twitter Oscars" season, the time of year when we all stop to recognize outstanding achievement in brevity.
The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.
It just goes to show you, not even the president is immune to the real-estate slump: The value of the White House is down more than $15 million in the past year, despite improvements the Obamas made such as a vegetable garden and fancy swing set.
Times Square was hit by a flash mob of "homeless" Uncle Sams today, who were there giving the Naked Cowboy a run for his money, asking passerbys if they could spare some change —$12 trillion, to be exact.
The gap between short- and long-term interest rates poses some tricky problems for savers, investors and home buyers this year, says the New York Times.
The Internet is loaded with turn-debt-into-wealth scams but here’s one that will actually make you money. Guaranteed.
Many investors missed out on a decent percentage of this year’s rebound, which is typical of investor behavior in sharp market turns, The New York Times reports.
Millions of Americans are paying a high price for a safe place to put their money: extremely low interest rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit.
With the holidays in full swing, tax season seems like a long way off. But there are only 10 days left to lower your 2009 tax bill. The New York Times has some advice.
"At a time of near universal economic suffering, there should be more openness than ever to the revolutionary and ultimately life-changing realization that you gain, rather than losing, from the progress of the people around you," writes author Michael Medved in this guest author blog.
Investors typically buy foreign bonds as protection against inflation but some strategists say they're really more of a bet against the dollar.
To deter lawsuits, many estate plans include a no-contest clause, which provides that anyone who formally challenges the plan gets nothing, according to the New York Times.
I woke up in Milwaukee this morning to see Maria Bartiromo on Morning Joe challenging Michael Moore on the subject of capitalism. Go Maria!! I had to laugh out loud listening to Mr. Moore freaking out about the top 1% of the population owning 99% of the wealth in the country.
The wealthiest Americans have lost between 20 and 40 percent of their assets over the last year and a half. Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of Tiger 21, told CNBC how the very rich have reacted.
For many people who do not have bank accounts, or cannot get a credit card, the pre-paid debit cards are irresistible. But their convenience comes with a catch. The New York Times reports.
Warren Buffett tops the list of the biggest losers among America's richest billionaires, with an estimated $10 billion drop in his personal wealth over the past twelve months. That's the result of Berkshire Hathaway's 20 percent stock decline. But Buffett's remaining $40 billion is still enough to maintain his number two ranking on the annual Forbes 400 ranking of the country's wealthiest people.
A fictional version of Warren Buffett assembles a "cadre" of "super-rich" billionaires to "fix" the U.S. government and return "power to the people," in a new book by political candidate and activist Ralph Nader.
Some of the money that fled stocks for safe harbors like money-market funds and government bonds is beginning to return. Even with trillions still sheltered on the sidelines, some $56 billion has poured into equity funds since April.
If you’re like most credit card customers, you’ve gotten notes from your bank in recent weeks.