Finance in Hindsight: Money in Your 20s

It's a thought we've all had at some time in our lives (and The Faces famously sang about): I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger. Time Magazine recently ran a piece on this very topic where successful individuals shared knowledge they wish they had decades earlier. The article gives a range of insights like TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie suggesting younger readers follow their passions, author and host Suze...

Bernanke Boasts Monetary Policy in WSJ Piece

How's the economy doing? According to Ben Bernanke, pretty well... and it's because of him. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Reserve Chairman explains ever-so-humbly how "the Fed saved the economy." In the piece (which comes on the heels of his book release), Bernanke points to the decreasing unemployment rate and a moderate inflation rate as signs that our economy is reasonably healthy again. On unemployment, Bernanke says...

Small Business Lending: The Good and Bad News

Small businesses have long been called “The Backbone of the Economy.” In order to grow many small businesses rely on loans to buy inventory, repair equipment, and market themselves in order to bring in customers. Unfortunately following the 2008 financial crisis it has been extremely difficult for small businesses to get loans from traditional banks. Following the near-collapse of the banking industry, those left standing cut back severely on their...