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Female Professionals are Changing Consumer Spending

I recently dropped off my youngest at college for her freshman year. She’s finally free of the prison rules of high school, and can explore life as a young adult.

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The Demographic Pandemic Sweeping the Globe

Yesterday, the Fed pulled back its forecast of higher interest rates this year. Our economic overlords now plan to launch two rate hikes in 2016 instead of four, given the

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Uh-oh! There Are Literally Not Enough Women

I took a year off after college. I don’t remember it having a cool name like “gap year” back then. Most people considered it goofing off. I spent the summer

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A Thanksgiving Note: Becoming Part of Someone’s Solution

The days before Thanksgiving always find me in the same place – a parking lot. I’m not panhandling or trying to find my car. I’m directing traffic. Years ago I

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This Sector’s About to Be Turned on Its Head

If you’re looking into buying your dream car in the next few months – think twice!

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This Generational Pattern Shows Why Millennials Are So Different

I have three step kids. Two are generation X. The youngest is generation Y. Just looking at them, you can tell a clear difference in their personalities and aspirations. My

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Retirement Fears in China Are Holding Back Their Economy

Saving is great for a person, or a household. But when large swaths of the population are socking away cash instead of spending it, the economy suffers.

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The Seeds of the Next Economic Boom

The number of annual U.S. births increased by 1.4% last year, or some 60,000 more kids.

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Uptown Slowdown: The Rich Are Slowing Their Spending Now, Too!

Recent statistics show that the affluent are rapidly slowing in spending. But we saw it coming from a mile away!

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Bubble After Bubble, They All End the Same!

Will this bubble burst anytime soon? Will we have inflation or deflation? There are lots of questions up in the air… but they’re the wrong questions.