Media focus on work-life balance has primarily focused on how to juggle a career and raise children.
For one week, Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread, lived on the average SNAP benefit amount of $4.50 a day to raise awareness about hunger in America. Read more »
I've written numerous times that marriage is as much a business partnership as it is an emotional one. Read more »
Seven midsize vehicles earned the top rating in a new insurance industry test of high-tech safety features designed to prevent front-end collisions. Read more »
Upbeat news about jobs and retailers lifted the stock market in early afternoon trading Thursday. Read more »
What do you need to know about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, the health-reform law or the “federal health-care overhaul”? Read more »
Guarding your 401(k) and other retirement money requires attention to details on your account statements and in the wider economy. Watch for missteps by your boss, and by the government. Read more »
A critical date is approaching for small business owners: Starting Oct. 1, they must make decisions about employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Read more »
Five years ago, the world of finance and economics changed forever. Read more »
Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not... Read more »
Find mentors who will tell you the truth about how your business is doing. Read more »
Republicans think there's too much financial regulation, while Democrats want more of it. What's notable about this issue, though, is the extent to which the two political parties are entrenched in... Read more »
Inflation seems to be such a bother, but for economists and the Federal Reserve, it is an essential part of the American economy. Read more »
When the Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday, many investors expect it to announce a shift in course. What they don't want are any surprises. Read more »
Mutual funds are one type of investment vehicle that allows investors to purchase a variety of stocks and bonds in a pool form. But not all mutual funds are alike. Some funds focus on specific... Read more »
A new survey shows that Americans are stressing out because of their debt. Seventeen percent even think they will never be debt free. Read more »
The Detroit Free Press has gone underground — into the basement archives, not incognito — to unpack and piece together the story behind Detroit's fiscal collapse. It lays the blame at... Read more »
Research says it's much harder for people in some geographic areas to climb the income ladder from poverty into the middle class than it is in others. A child in Atlanta may not be able to escape... Read more »
A new study by Bankrate looks at how much better members of Congress will do in retirement than the average person. Read more »
To survive and even thrive as the elderly population doubles in coming decades, there are five things American communities simply have to do. Hot-button issues include housing, transportation,... Read more »
As hidden fees become more a way of life, rental car places are catching travelers unawares when their options are few. Read more »
Critics have argued that the Obamacare employer mandate will discourage the hire of full-time employees, but the White House and Center for Economic Policy Research recently refuted this assertion,... Read more »
After Detroit filed for bankruptcy, drawing into even sharper relief the complete collapse of one of America's great cities, the finger-pointing began. Read more »
Hostess has announced that Twinkies and other snack cakes will be back on shelves starting on July 15. Read more »
A new study by the Fordham Institute finds pervasive problems with underfunding of teacher pensions and retiree health care. The study puts underfunding into perspective and outlines efforts being... Read more »
Data shows a correlation between states with strong middle classes and funding for higher education. But increasing political clout for the wealthy is chipping away at middle-class influence. Read more »
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