Financial Services

admin June 21, 2018

Turkey will head to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president, but the snap election called by incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes as the emerging economy is beset by a flagging currency and economy, setting the stage for a downbeat stretch for the country. The election called in April was seen […]

admin June 20, 2018

Americans’ financial planning priorities are out of whack: They try too hard to save money when they should be focusing on earning more. So says Matt Manero, a serial entrepreneur and chief executive officer of four businesses. Manero, author of “You Need More Money: Wake Up and Solve Your Financial Problems Once and For All” […]

admin June 20, 2018

Today, male college graduates retire about three years later than high school graduates. While the story is more complicated for women, because of the dramatic change in their labor-force participation rates over the latter half of the 20th century, the pattern is similar. A recent study by my colleague Matt Rutledge identifies three […]

admin June 20, 2018

Many business executives, management consultants, financial analysts, and investors have  ransacked lists of thriving companies, looking for shared characteristics that explain their success. The results are generally disappointing in that the traits that are discovered are more likely to be coincidences than secrets for success. The fallacy of selecting traits after identifying successful companies is […]

admin June 20, 2018

Denise Phillips, a military veteran and mom who has three sons in the service, wanted to book a trip to Hawaii to spend Thanksgiving with one of her children. But she didn’t want to pay for the trip all at once. So she started searching online for installment plans and found one through the lending […]