Hiring Help and Resources
Evaluating Investment Resources Online and In Print
Nov 27, 2012
How to separate the best from the rest and avoid pitfalls
Undercover Investigation: Preparing for College Admission Tests: The SAT and the ACT
Sep 28, 2012
Princeton Review? Kaplan? Maximizing your scores without breaking your bank account
Free Credit Score or Scam? What FreeCreditScore.Com Gives You.
Jul 18, 2012
FreeCreditScore.Com from Experian: What are you really getting? My review. (FREE)
Getting Help with Spending and Debt from a Budget Counselor
Dec 30, 2011
Beware of conflicts of interest that won't be obvious to you
Weighing a Financial Advisor's Advice and Agenda
Nov 3, 2011
Examining "problems" with WisdomTree's Emerging Markets fund
Questioning What You Read, Hear and Watch
Aug 16, 2011
Sidestepping errors and inaccuracies in financial advice and content (FREE)
Retirement Plan Investors Getting Poor and Self Serving Advice From Brokers and Financial Advisors
Jun 15, 2011
Investors being steered away from making a smart move and being encouraged into a risky and often dumb move
Update: What's Your Media Diet?
Apr 1, 2011
Quantity and quality matter - how one large newspaper's editorial page is leading investors astray.
Stop Smoking, Now!
Mar 31, 2011
One in five adults still smoke and the health and financial costs remain huge
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps: "American Media Has a Bad Case of Substance Abuse"
Dec 8, 2010
The decline of traditional news media and what it means to you and your money decisions
Partisans Are Hazardous to Your Wealth
Nov 10, 2010
MSNBC "Journalist" Keith Olbermann crossing the line sign of broader problem
Hiring Expert Advice
Oct 29, 2010
"He that walks with wise men shall become wise...But a companion of fools shall be destroyed."
Update: A Media Led Depression?
Oct 6, 2010
A look back to late 2008: Reuters highlighting CEOs Predicting Depression or Worse! Fox Business reporter says downturn to be worse than most people expect.
Junk Food for Your Brain
Sep 2, 2010
The lack of journalistic standards online and the underbelly of the Internet continue to amaze me...
Update: Media Bias - Politics and Elsewhere
Aug 31, 2010
Media bias poisons political races and colors the media's economic and money coverage
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...
Growing Older Together: Caring for Your Aging Parents
Jul 29, 2010
The key financial and personal steps to take and how to navigate challenging discussion
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?
Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
Mar 8, 2010
Dr. Edward Hallowell, a leading mental health expert, provides tips for strengthening marriages
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)
Are You Really Ready for Divorce?
Jun 30, 2009
You should be clear about where you're heading as your finances can take a drubbing along with your emotions
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
Does It Make Sense to Hire a Broker?
May 28, 2009
How serious are the conflicts of interest that come with commission-based salespeople?
Hired Helped: Finding the Best Financial Advisors
May 28, 2009
You can benefit from hiring advisors, but only if you sidestep the charlatans and dimwits and hire good advisors charging a fair price
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.
Best Online Resources for Finding Service Providers
Feb 6, 2009
Looking for a plumber, home improvement contractor, veterinarian or maid? These are the best services to use...
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.
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