World governments have manipulated currency ever since they unpinned it from gold, 40 years ago. Today, everyone is devaluing their own currency, while gold skyrockets.
The Latvian economy is recovering, and they've done it without devaluing the currency – which means Latvia may soon become a euro country.
Though consumer confidence is higher than its lowest points, in 2008 and early 2009, it's still lower than any point in the decade before this recession.
Dave Ramsey, personal financial guru and author of bestseller Total Money Makeover, offered advice to entrepreneurs. Not surprisingly, he recommends avoiding debt and diversifying investments.
Stock prices race upwards as we approach earnings season, but once companies report that they didn't earn as much as projected, their stock prices will fall hard and fast. Just look at poor Equinox.
Bankers warn lawmakers that regulation will drive them overseas — and then warn overseas regulators that too much oversight will drive them to America. They're playing everyone against each other in a global race to the bottom.
College football carries a huge price tag these days. Can that money be better spent? Check out the examples of Boston University and Northeastern.
That's the question raised by Laurence Kotlikoff's book, Jimmy Stewart is Dead, which takes readers from a clear-eyed examination of the current financial crisis to radical proposals for banking and financial regulation.
Personal finance, self condemnation, and video game recommendations all appear in today's 'Reader Mailbag' column.
No, this isn't third-grade humor. As a society becomes collectively wealthier, its desire for visible evidence of wealth also increases. In America, we bought cars. In China, they're buying ... toilets?
In an era of e-readers and downloadable books, what will become of the 3,000-store book chain?
The bailout of Anglo Irish Bank will be €11 billion (about $15 billion) more than anticipated, and the second-largest Irish bank has effectively been nationalized.
The estate tax has been repealed for 2010, but heirs may find themselves owing more capital gains tax when they sell inherited assets.
Trying to do something every day? Whether flossing, reading to your child, or writing for 20 minutes on your novel, give yourself a month, and track your progress on a calendar you'll see every day.
What changes can we hope for in Fiscal Year 2011?
A falling dollar creates cheaper exports, driving up manufacturing jobs, right? Actually, a weak dollar policy invites currency wars, where everyone loses, plus it makes imports cost more.