The financial industry was 2.5 percent of the economy when World War II ended. Now, it is 8.5 percent. How did it get so big, and what are the costs?
Retirement planning isn't easy. Nearly half of Americans don't feel financially prepared to live to age 75, according to a survey from Northwestern Mutual. But the process is a lot less burdensome if you break the task down into simpler parts. Here are seven questions to ask as you plan for your long-term financial security in retirement.
Student loans are so high, couple wonders whether to pay them off early or save $5,000 a year for retirement. Question on student loans is No. 6 in this reader mailbag.
The redistribution created by the Fed’s monetary pumping actually weakens the economy over time as real savings is squandered on malinvestments. With gold as money, real production and savings is stimulated. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke doesn't understand that.
A quarter of US households have few or no ties to the banking system, which hurts their financial future. Financial reform has made it even harder for banks to serve them.
Credit card use works best when you have a card that grants rewards at the vendors you use most. Credit card use is question six in today's mailbag
Analysis: The bank bailout of 2008-2009 could be a guide for the euro zone – but will it be a good guide? Remember that the US's bank bailout angered many Americans.