IRS’ Top 10 Richest Nonprofit Charities
More than 315,000 nonprofit charities reported nearly $2.5 trillion in assets for tax year 2008, according to the IRS, with universities and large hospitals dominating the top 10.
Milevsky: What Is a Proper Spending Rate in Retirement?
Professor Irving Fisher, whose reputation as a great economic scholar was shattered by the Great Depression, developed a unique equation to predict one's spending rate in retirement.
At Bogle Event, Musings on Profit Motive, Fiduciary Responsibility
“I’ve done the best I could to build a better world for investors,” said John Bogle at an event honoring his legacy, with multiple luminaries of the investing and academic world gathered to add their congratulations on his efforts over the years.
My Lunch with Professor Menahem Yaari
Menahem Yaari is an emeritus professor of economics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and past president of the Israeli Academy of Sciences. He retired from active teaching over a decade ago, but continues to lecture widely and address scholarly conferences around the world. Amongst his many accomplishments and honors, he...
Are You Part of ‘One of the Greatest Scams of Our Time?’
An author slams investment advisory firms, calling their services “one of the greatest scams of our time.”
Top 10 Universities & Liberal Arts Colleges
It’s that time of year: cool, crisp nights; tailgate parties; drunken football fans—and U.S News and World Report’s list of the top colleges and universities in these United States.
Robert Shiller: Housing Market Still Faces Danger of Drop
A second month of higher home prices might not mean the housing market is back on track, according to Robert Shiller.
S&P 500 Sees Biggest Increase in Profits Since 1900
The biggest increase in profits in more than a century is telling investors that this is no time to sell stocks, even after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied 97%.
Senate Banking Committee Confers on New Fed Governor
The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will meet Tuesday to discuss the Dr. Peter A. Diamond's nomination to the Board of Governors to the Federal Reserve.
Janet Yellen Possible Fed Vice Chair Choice
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet Yellen is reported to be President Obama's top candidate for Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve.