In polls, as in real life, people want to claim the best about themselves – whether or not it's true.
Financial planning means different things at different points in life. Are you trying to save enough to move (Questions #7 and #9), paying off student loans (Questions #1 and #4), buying a house (Question #2), or saving for retirement?
Macroeconomics failed Japan. It's microeconomics – the supply side – that can revive developed economies.
Sarah Palin attacks Mrs. Obama's anti-obesity campaign.
Hungary, Poland, and three other nations take over citizens' pension money to make up government budget shortfalls.
Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Estonia becomes the 17th euro country. What does this mean for the former Soviet republic – and for the euro?
The past year has produced some of the most intriguing business deals of the decade, which boosted (or sunk) the fortunes of CEOs and shareholders alike. Perhaps the most relevant question, however, is what impact these transactions will have on consumers? Here are the Top 5 deals of 2010 that, for better or worse, will change the way you spend your money.
Currency analysts pay obsessive attention to economic factors that indicate the direction of interest rates, because interest rates represent the price of a currency. Any price change has a direct impact on the currency’s value. That can mean huge gains or losses for currency traders, but it also has a big impact on what savers earn, borrowers pay, consumers shell out for imported goods, and global companies plan in terms of compensation and hiring. In 2010, the stress on various currencies became clear, causing many central banks to push interest rates to record lows. Here’s a look at how those forces could play out in 2011 in six major regions of the world:
With so many easy ways to donate – with a text message or a mouse click – will giving become a habit?
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.
Guest blogger Stefan Karlsson responds to criticism from readers of his previous blog, 'Would global warming be so bad?'
2011 predictions for the economy from Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and administrator of Social Security.
Credit repair (Question #1) and recovering from bankruptcy (Question #10) let you erase old debt and improve your credit score – in the long run. But be careful about short-term implications.