Archive Millennial Money with Cliff Mason

  Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

Class Warfare: Grad Vs Grad

Posted ByCliff Mason
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. »Read more
  Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

Corporate America's War On The Young

Posted ByCliff Mason
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. »Read more
  Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 3:00 PM ET

Lessons From This Man's Personal Credit Crisis?

Posted ByCliff Mason
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. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

Why Is The White House Worrying About Executive Pay?

Posted ByCliff Mason
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? »Read more
  Monday, 11 May 2009 | 3:13 PM ET

The New National Debate: Shop Or Save

Posted ByCliff Mason
If you listen to most people who dispense advice about money, the right time to save is always NOW! »Read more
  Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 4:25 PM ET

OK, I'll Say It: The Senate Is Senile

Posted ByCliff Mason
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. »Read more
  Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 4:53 PM ET

The New Glass Elevator: You're Too Young

Posted ByCliff Mason
How old is the old media? Apparently old enough to think this article in the New York Times "Obama's Man on the Budget: Just 40 and Going Like 60" is a story. »Read more
  Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

Is The Internet Killing Colleges?

Posted ByCliff Mason
The end of higher education? And yes, I mean that as a play on words—sorry, it's April Fool's day so I had to do something to make myself look like, well, a fool. »Read more
  Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

Forget What You've Heard—Stop Networking!

Posted ByCliff Mason
No, you are not making a good impression an anyone when you pass out your business card with your email address and phone number to virtually everyone you meet. In fact, your glad-handing behavior makes you look like a jerk at best and a loser at worst. »Read more
  Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

Class Warfare, Better Late Than Never? I Think Not

Posted ByCliff Mason
After about a decade where real wages for most American stagnated and the rich got richer, the public waited until now, with the Western financial system in ruins, to break out the torches and the pitchforks. »Read more