From Katrina to the Christmas blizzard to river floods, the government has botched natural disaster relief management. Here's how to do it right.
Fuel efficiency can add up to big savings over time. In December and January, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011.
What can we learn from looking at the history of the stock market, from 1913 to the present?
As foreclosures skyrocket, more buyers consider buying a foreclosed-upon house – but not until the bad vibes are cleared out by a witch or shaman.
New and free societies create wealth. As they age, they shuffle wealth – and then destroy it.
Raising the debt limit is about politics, not economics.
Stock prices were up in European capitals as hopes grew that the eurozone's debt crisis would ease.
British government can crush cars that are uninsured. Does that make sense?
Gold has had a long run, but do you know anyone who has invested in it yet?
What stands in the way of rebuilding Haiti?
The standard narrative is too simplistic about the role, origins, and impact of entrepreneurship. But the closer you look, the fuzzier it gets, finds guest blogger Dane Stangler.
Tax reformers are pushing the president, but aren't sure it's at the top of his agenda.
Increasing the debt limit guarantees that the US will pay the debt it has – it doesn't stop the government from going deeper into debt. That requires unpopular policy changes.
Guest blogger Matthew Kahn looks at the tax benefits of legalizing marijuana and the future of electric vehicle purchases.
Investment adviser finds power of the positive in these Martin Luther King quotes.
Social Security recipient wants to invest; how to rebuild savings; and other questions answered in the reader mailbag.
In December and January, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new.
Every bullish investor is waiting for a market pullback to make the big buy. So how long can any dip last?
Twitter is a great clipping service, says this economist.
Tax return with itemized deductions can't be filed before mid-February or later, IRS says.