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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 for the 'Twitter Oscars' Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Value of White House Drops by More Than $15 Million Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $12 Trillion? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    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.

  • Turn Debt Into Art, Win $1,000! Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    Mathew Gauvin was the winner of the 1st Annual Consumers Union Dangers of Debt Cartoon Contest.

    The Internet is loaded with turn-debt-into-wealth scams but here’s one that will actually make you money. Guaranteed.

  • Patience, Please, With That Investment Plan Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    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.

  • At Tiny Rates, Saving Money Costs Investors Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    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.

  • It’s Tax Time for the Savvy and the Quick Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Taxes

    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.

  • 'The 5 Big Lies About American Business' Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    "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.

  • Foreign Bonds Provide Buffer If Dollar Declines Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 6:41 PM ET
    Stock certificates

    Investors typically buy foreign bonds as protection against inflation but some strategists say they're really more of a bet against the dollar.

  • Clauses Aimed at Keeping the Heirs Quiet Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Chadwick: Maria Challenges Michael Moore on Capitalism Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.

  • How the Very Wealthy Are Investing Now Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Prepaid, but Not Prepared for Debit Card Fees Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 11:02 AM ET
    Credit Card swipe

    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 and Forbes

    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.

  • Ralph Nader

    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.

  • Investors Regain Confidence in 401(k) Plans Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Is US Economy Ready to Run?     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 6:51 AM ET

    Greg Fleming, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management president, discusses how uncertainty is impacting the markets and why he believes the U.S. economy is better positioned than most people think.

 

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