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Why the Wall St. Protests Matter

A protester faces the intersection of Broadway and Liberty in downtown Manhattan. Occupy Wall Street, a movement against corporate greed, is making headlines in some two dozen cities around the world. But like many people, I couldn’t tell what...

Your Anti-Panic Guide to the U.S. Downgrade & More

What is a “downgrade” exactly? It’s similar to when your credit score takes a hit; lenders question whether you’re going to repay your debts. Similarly, the credit rating of the U.S. was knocked down from AAA to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s, a credit...

Making Sense of the Market Drop

This morning I was watching my son, now almost five, finish his first jigsaw puzzle—100 pieces, which taxed his patience never mind his ability to sit still. Trying to make sense of yesterday’s market plunge, a harrowing 513 drop in the Dow,...

Lessons from the U.S. Debt Debacle

Months of doom-filled predictions, public debates, people scrambling to protect themselves from disaster. Remind you of anything? No, not the recent debt ceiling debacle, silly. We’re talking about Y2K: widespread hysteria that engulfed the final...

Thoughts on Battles Won—and What’s Next

It’s impossible not to think about the last 10 years. What you were doing on 9/11…where you spent that traumatic day …and, inevitably, what has unfolded for you in the decade since. Many of the ideals that were guiding you a decade ago have now...

Congratulations! What a Year!

DailyWorth's core mission is to give women key insights into building net worth. How has your net worth changed in 2010? Before you look forward (many of us have that New Year's To Do list on the brain), reflect back on 2010 and make a mental "I...

Does Wal-Mart Owe Billions to Female Employees?

Here's the story: Hundreds of thousands of female employees banded together in a class action suit against Wal-Mart Stores, claiming that they were discriminated against in terms of both pay and promotions. The case dates back to 2001, and it's...

Budget Lessons from NJ

Hey New Jersey, you're an inspiration. Yesterday's stunning announcement from Governor Chris Christie, killing a $8.7 billion commuter tunnel, could be viewed as an act of budgetary courage. The tunnel, which would have expanded New Jersey's rail...

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