A growing number of entrepreneurs are using money from their 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings accounts to finance a new or existing business without paying taxes or penalties. The strategy has several key advantages.
I used to believe in trade agreements like the upcoming Trans Pacific Partnership. That was before the wages of most Americans stagnated and a relative few at the top captured just about all the economic gains.
With the rise of on-demand jobs like Uber, we're reverting back to a 19th-century job market where 'freedom of contract' ruled the day. It was an era when many workers were 'happy' to toil 12-hour days in sweat shops for lack of any better alternative.
The middle class is a hot political property for Republicans and Democrats alike, but the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.