Economy

Think the Housing Bubble Was Bad? Check Out These Other Crazy Investment Bubbles

In the 1600s, tulip trading nearly ruined Holland. Yup — tulips.

What I Miss About the Recession

A look at the recent Great Recession through a glass half full reveals a few positive effects of the economic malaise.

How to Prosper Despite the Coming Economic Challenge

2011 wasn't a great year for the economy. And most experts don't expect 2012 to be any better. What can small business do to survive, or even thrive, in a tough environment?

Why Inflation?

We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?

What Small Business Healthcare Tax Credits Do You Qualify For?

The Health Care Reform Bill includes a tax break for eligible small businesses who offer healthcare benefits to their employees. You may be able to get back 35¢ for every $1 you spent if you meet ALL of the following requirements: you have less [more]

5 Ways To Grow Your Business Despite The Economic Crisis

An economy stalled and political leadership in gridlock? When the going gets tough, small business gets going.

Peak Debt and Income

When stimulating the economy, is it better to invest in the rich or the poor? Learn whether supply- or demand-side techniques are best.

Beware of the Phrase "We Can Cut Your Debt In Half!"

Debt settlement agencies claim they can cut your debt in half. But sometimes they don't follow through on their promises...and can even make things worse.

Why This Isn't Your Grandparents' Economy

Why can't we save money like our parents and grandparents? Learn how modern economic realities make financial independence more challenging.

The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts: What’s the Fuss?

Given the continually fragile state of the economy and enormous budget deficits, should the tax cuts be extended or should they be permitted to expire?

Double-Dip-Proof Your Business

With fears swirling about a double-dip recession, many entrepreneurs are worried that we're in for another round of tough times.

Is GDP Still Important?

Is GDP outdated? Something that was invented after the depression in a largely agricultural and industrial-based economy may not have a place in today's world when it comes to meas

Is Your Business Ready for “The New Normal”?

In the economy of "The New Normal" what are the threats, and how do they become an opportunity for your business?

What's in Store for the Economy?

The truth is that the economy, just like a most other things in life, simply can’t be measured in straight line gains and losses. The economy is so much more than a line g

Market Segmentation to Grow Customers, Sales, and Profits

Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer for Sprint Prepaid Group, shares his approach to brand positioning, messaging, and go-to-market strategies.

When Interest Rates Head Up

It doesn't take any skill at prognostication to make this forecast: Interest rates are heading up. For one thing, they can't go any lower.

The Credit Crunch Myth: You Can't Fix What Ain't Broke

In an effort to fix the credit crunch, the American Recovery Reinvestment Act authorized $730 million in funding for the SBA. Only one problem: There may not be a small business

The U.S. Government Wants You in Debt

I’m going to out on a limb and make the bold statement: the United States government wants you in debt, rather than you saving money. Politics aside, I am going to discuss why I be

Book Review: Complicit - How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable

This week a government committee is investigating the cause of the financial crisis by interrogating bank titans what exactly went wrong. Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made th

Are Americans Experiencing Frugality Fatigue?

Are Americans suffering from "frugality fatigue"? After a year of tightened belts and tighter fists, we're reaching for our wallets again and returning to our bad old ways. Or so t