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Beware Annuity Salespeople
Aug 15, 2010
Worried stock market investors are prime prey for "advisors" over selling these products
Dealing With the Loss of a Trusted Advisor
Aug 12, 2010
Q: I am well diversified with my investments thanks to my father-in-law (CPA and financial advisor)...He made a plan, diversified me and my wife...The problem is that he is no longer with us...I fear the world has turned more times in the past 2 or 3 years than my father-in-law might have ever imagined...
Broadcaster Jane Pauley's Lawsuit vs New York Times: Advertising Corrupting Content
May 12, 2010
Advertorials and the merging of ads and content
Should You Listen to Their Predictions?
Mar 16, 2010
Economists love to predict but what's their actual track record?
Pessimism and Caution Return
Feb 3, 2010
Is now the time to trim stock holdings before stocks fall further?
One Year Later: A Look Back at Fortune's 2009 Predictions for Economy & Investment Markets
Jan 3, 2010
Media folks love to interview financial "experts" for their year ahead predictions. Fortune's piece highlights pitfalls and opportunities to learn from supposed gurus.
An Independent Analysis of the Media's Economic Coverage in Early 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Why so many people felt so bad and missed a major stock market buying opportunity
Glenn Beck's Conflicts of Interest in Pitching Gold
Dec 11, 2009
The popular commentator, who has been warning of economic Armageddon, is in bed with a major gold coin seller
The Downside and Truth About "Free"
Jul 7, 2009
A new book touts the virtue of "free" (and fails to source plagiarized content)
How Does Your Money Knowledge Compare With High School Seniors?
Jun 19, 2009
Part I of this quiz will help you identify the specific gaps in your personal finance education
Personal Finance Quiz Part II - The Most Important Money Concepts
Jun 18, 2009
Mastery of these personal financial concepts is key to your making the best money decisions now and in the future
How CNBC Profits From Investor Anxiety
May 5, 2009
The market slide was bad for your stock holdings but CNBC has been mining advertiser gold...
American Voters Register Their Opinions on the Media's Economic Coverage
Apr 9, 2009
A new comprehensive poll clearly shows what we think of the media's economic coverage and it's none too flattering...
Comedy Central's Response to CNBC
Mar 5, 2009
Jon Stewart got snubbed by a CNBC guest...so his revenge is this hysterical compilation of CNBC predictions before and during the recent financial crisis...
How Kids (and Adults) are Harmed by Social Networking Sites
Feb 23, 2009
Damage is done to health and wealth
Where Do You Get Your Financial Advice?
Feb 16, 2009
Blog advises making money by selling your personal finance skills. Oh really?
Which Stock Market Forecasters Should You Follow?
Feb 6, 2009
An updated analysis of Business Week's annual stock market forecasters yields some interesting conclusions.
Bernard Madoff and Classic Frauds
Feb 2, 2009
The Madoff investment Ponzi scheme is rich in lessons we should all understand...
What Are You Really Getting on "Free" Financial Sites?
Jan 29, 2009
The online world adds to the realm of possibilities for financial information and advice. What you don't know about website publishing may be hurting your financial decision making.
How Economic Hyperbole Gets into the Mass Media
Jan 23, 2009
An inside look at how the media is pitched negatively hyped and inaccurate "economic news."
Worst Economy Since the Great Depression?
Jan 18, 2009
Many in the media and various pundits keep saying this is the worst economy since the Great Depression. Lets' take a look...
Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria Sees Silver Lining
Nov 11, 2008
Decades of bad personal and governmental financial habits have come home to roost according to international editor.
Stocks Bad Investment for Decades?
Oct 20, 2008
On the O'Reilly Factor television program, business reporter Terry Keenan said that in the Great Depression, stocks took 27 years to regain former highs. Could this happen again?