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Articles About Financial crisis
May 03, 2015
Broke? Stop Spending Money on Movie Tickets
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that even when times are tough, consumers continue to spend on pets and entertainment.
May 02, 2015
Can Starbucks Save the Middle Class from Financial Ruin?
The American middle class is exhausted. The coffee giant is trying to do something about it.
April 27, 2015
This Is What the Recession Did to Millennials
Those who entered the job market during the worst of the crisis may forever be marked by it.
April 10, 2015
Why Some Democrats Want Elizabeth Warren to Run for President
Among her Democratic peers, Warren remains an outsider in the field of contenders who could potentially replace Clinton.
April 08, 2015
This Bank Just Promised To Break The Law, Again
One banker all but assured the rest of us that his organization would probably break the law, again, in the future. Why don't we put a stop to it?
April 06, 2015
For Better or Worse: Obama Has Changed During His Presidency
Barack Obama is now a “wartime” president, or so headlines proclaimed after his announcement that the United States would significantly escalate airstrikes.
April 04, 2015
5 Everyday People Who Have Fought Against Big Banks
Banks have become some of the most hated institutions in the business world. Here are five customers who fought back against them in creative ways.
April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
March 22, 2015
How Much Is the Average Retirement Age Really Rising?
Age is just a number, until you realize that it can also indicate how well you are prepared for retirement.
March 07, 2015
The Retirement Secret Nobody is Talking About
If it takes money to make money, then it takes patience to build wealth for retirement.
February 07, 2015
Obama Post-SOTU: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
January 28, 2015
Are Americans Better Off Now Than a Year Ago?
While the economy is still trying to fully recover from the Great Recession, more Americans are feeling better about their personal situations.
January 20, 2015
3 Hard Retirement Truths Facing Baby Boomers
America’s retirement landscape is constantly changing as workers adapt to a new financial environment.
January 02, 2015
10 Biggest Wall Street Busts of All Time
Wall Street is a place where fortunes are made and lost, and not always legally. Here are ten of the biggest busts on Wall Street of all time.
December 17, 2014
Why the Fed Should Just Let Bad Banks Die
If the financial crisis taught us anything, it's that sometimes it's best to just let a failing bank die.
December 15, 2014
Why Banks Make Better Criminals Than People
Turns out the best bank robbers in the world are bank executives.
December 11, 2014
Can We Predict the Next Financial Crisis?
French scholar Didier Sornette believes a new theory could be the key to predicting and preventing financial crises.
December 09, 2014
How to Avoid Financial Regret in Retirement
Don't let bad money management now create financial problems for you in the future.
November 28, 2014
Is Debt America’s New National Pastime?
After five years of deleveraging imposed by the financial crisis, debt levels across the economy are on the rise.
November 11, 2014
7 States Infected With the Most Zombie Foreclosures
Zombie foreclosures are inhabiting neighborhoods across the country -- albeit at a slower pace than previous years.
November 05, 2014
5 of the Worst U.S. Government Failures
Government-orchestrated failures have increased throughout the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
October 18, 2014
5 Ways to Tell How Bad the Job Market Really Is
Labor market data can be opaque, so we have to use many different measures if we want to get a good picture of what's actually going on.
October 04, 2014
Wage Stagnation Is Devastating the Middle Class
New research says it's been fifteen years since the middle class has had a raise. No wonder the economy is in shambles.
September 30, 2014
6 Great Companies Caught in Corporate Death Spirals
Businesses come and go, and it's oftentimes sink or swim. Here are a handful of companies that are starting to sink.
August 26, 2014
Top 10 Cities Still Struggling to Forget the Great Recession
The Great Recession continues to find residency throughout America’s largest cities.
August 21, 2014
Here’s Why August Job Growth Could Be Strong
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 21, 2014
3 Charts Revealing the Weak Consumer
Consumer spending is widely considered to be the lifeblood of the economy.
August 18, 2014
Don’t Forget to Invest Outside of the United States
Staying close to home and surrounded by familiarity may be comfortable, but investors should think twice about using the same strategy for portfolios.
August 14, 2014
Gold Demand Is Mediocre, But Central Banks Are Still Heavy Buyers
Gold is perhaps the most controversial asset in the market.
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