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  • Even kids should care about the fiscal cliff

    At the dinner table tonight or the next time you're driving carpool, you might ask your teen a question: Is anybody at school talking about the fiscal cliff? Be prepared for sudden, deep silence and perhaps a roll or two of the eyeballs. Or, if you're...
  • A lexicon of the financial crisis and its aftermath

    The 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath introduced Americans to a new world of financial jargon and acronyms. A sampling: •Subprime: That was the banking industry's designation for mortgages made to borrowers with shaky credit. As the housing...
  • Who will lead the Fed?

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has presided over what may be the Fed's most aggressive intervention in the U.S. economy ever, acquiring trillions of dollars worth of securities in a multiyear effort to revive the sluggish economy. With...
  • Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve

    Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve
    Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
  • With bond market in turmoil, nontraditional investments deserve closer look

    After Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that the Federal Reserve would likely slow down its purchase of government bonds, the stock, bond and commodities markets saw steep price declines. Unfortunately, the volatility is unlikely to stop. Investors have...
  • What should I do now?

    After Ben Bernanke hinted in May that the Federal Reserve will probably slow down its bond buying, both the stock and bond market suffered major losses. Even gold and other commodities fell significantly in value. The stock market has recovered, but...
  • Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price

    Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price
    Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film. Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
  • Grow the economy by growing the debate about it

    Hey, have you heard about this thing called "the fiscal cliff"? Actually, the better question is: Have you heard about anything except the fiscal cliff? Nine months ago, the term had not even entered the media lexicon. And now it's suddenly everywhere....
  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
  • Fiscal cliff notes

    The fiscal cliff is now front and center in the national consciousness, and with Thanksgiving behind us, the time is right to help you further understand what is at stake for you and your pocketbook. The cliff refers to the combination of tax increases...
  • The Golden Rule

    Gold just completed its worst quarter since the start of modern gold trading in the '70s. The yellow metal tumbled 23 percent on the quarter to $1,223 an ounce and closed out the first half of the year down 30 percent. I wouldn't normally write about...