The Pew Research Center made a big splash this week with a new report highlighting the wealth disparity between Americans – specifically between white, black, Hispanic and Asian households. (For an overview of Pew’s …
Need Some Investing Advice? Ask Your Congressperson
The average returns for members of the U.S. House of Representatives outperform the market by 6 percentage points. And Senators? They do even better.
Getting Ready for a Black Swan
The biggest stock market surprise could be an unexpected economic rebound.
Running Away from Treasuries
If, as some are saying, the long-term safety of U.S. Treasury bonds can no longer be counted on, the rules of investing will need to be rewritten.
5 Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed
After Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for scamming people out of billions while operating what has been described as the large Ponzi scheme in history, you would think people would be a bit smarter about …
When Metaphors Attack!
We're wired to understand complex concepts by grounding them in simpler ones. It's often an effective way to get by in a complex world–but can lead us astray when it comes to our finances.
Were You Really Surprised by the Market Downturn?
Just as investors were starting to hope that the worst was past, last week the stock market suffered its worst decline in nearly seven years.
Headlines attributed the slump to unexpectedly bad economic numbers. But you have to …
The Right — and Wrong — Ways to Buy Gold
I realized that I didn’t have the whole gold thing worked out when I found myself riding the New York City subway system with $12,000 worth of gold coins in my shoulder bag. The load was not only heavy; it was making me …