The rent you can afford on a salary of $50,000—or any salary, for that matter—is not the same as the amount for which you qualify. Qualification is often based on a rule of thumb, such as the “40 times rent” rule, which says that to be able to pay a certainContinue Reading


Emerging markets have remained a popular investment area since their introduction in the early 2000s. Since then, a number of new funds and tools for investing in emerging markets have been introduced. Emerging markets are a unique investment opportunity because they offer equal parts of risk and reward. While thereContinue Reading


Thomas Paine, Napoleon, and Martin Luther King, Jr., don’t have much in common at first glance. Nor do socialists and libertarians—or Finnish bureaucrats and Silicon Valley tycoons. Some policies have a habit of creating strange bedfellows, but none more so than the idea that governments should guarantee their citizens a minimumContinue Reading


Former Google, Facebook and Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma launched a free resource guide and a new California law in the same week. Ifeoma Ozoma Whistleblowers are getting louder in Silicon Valley. Most notable is ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who testified in front of Congress this week after revealing documents thatContinue Reading


The asset management industry has a number of career paths. Some require an advanced degree and one or more financial certifications. Here are the common paths that can take you to a job as a mutual fund manager, an analyst, or a financial advisor. Asset Management for a Mutual FundContinue Reading


Transferring a balance from a higher-interest credit card to a lower-interest one can be a great way to save money and get out of debt faster. It can also be a great way to get into even more debt and make a bad financial situation worse. Even more confusing: aContinue Reading


There is nothing like the feeling of getting an unexpected sum of money. That joy is magnified when the amounts are six, seven, eight digits, or more. Of course, the greater the amount you receive, the greater your stress. In fact, there is even a stress-related disorder called “Sudden WealthContinue Reading


A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is pictured in front of United Airlines planes, including Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, March 18, 2019. Loren Elliott | Reuters Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, 27% of its schedule, on SundayContinue Reading


The market has experienced historic levels of volatility since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. There was the initial shock delivered by worldwide lockdowns, the monstrous rebound, the advent of meme stocks, and fears over inflation, an overvalued market, as well as the ongoing pandemic. As investorsContinue Reading