They're extremely well-reimbursed by anything but Wall Street standards, but too many are ill-prepared if the cash spigot stops flowing because of a work stoppage.
Sales of $1 million-plus homes soar. Even with prices at rock bottom, only the wealthy can act.
She might have slept in a mansion every night, but she was smarter about being broke than I was.
After a couple of years of restraint, America's wealthy are back to flaunting it. This is not all bad, but not everyone is happy about it.
As weath increases, so do your expectations, and lots of income doesn't feel like quite enough.
We all dream of hitting the big time but rarely consider the cost.
Should we let all of the tax cuts sunset, or just part of them? Or should we keep them in place?
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Remember when real estate was so hot there were homebuyer lotteries and bidding wars? And people so desperate to buy that they'd make an offer sight-unseen? In some markets, they're back.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.