economy

Tom: Today we are talking about market volatility, correct?  Mellody: Yes we are! Since December, the stock market has experienced a period of volatility that has been unsettling…

Tom: This morning we are talking about low oil prices, is that right? Mellody: It sure is, Tom. This past week, the price of a…

Mellody is President of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate…

Married Americans spend more than those in any other marital status category, across age groups. Americans who have never married spend significantly less, particularly for those younger than 50, suggesting that if the marriage rate increases, overall spending in the U.S. may increase and benefit the U.S. economy. Married Americans report a daily spending average […]

Gold has been making headlines lately for its plummeting value. What does that mean for us? The answer is not much. Most individual investors don’t…

Without congressional action, up to $600 billion of expiring tax cuts, new taxes, and automatic spending cuts are set to take effect at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013. Read: Knowing Your Government:The New Immigration Law Simply Defined If they hit all at once, the impact could amount to as much as 4%-5% […]

Are we entering a recession or a depression? What can we expect in the days ahead? Will we see massive layoffs, sky high interest rates, thousands more losing their homes and savings? Is there anything we can do to prepare? Absolutely it is something we can do…Start a home business! As the economy clings stubbornly […]

Are we entering a recession or a depression? What can we expect in the days ahead? Will we see massive layoffs, sky high interest rates, thousands more losing their homes and savings? Is there anything we can do to prepare? Absolutely it is something we can do…Start a home business! As the economy clings stubbornly […]

Debt is a word I’m sure most Americans are well aware of. Whether it’s personal debt or the country’s national debt, it’s something that can’t be avoided. America’s debt is rising so fast that we are currently looking at our debt ceiling cracking. While there is no actual ceiling, these cracks are very real and a […]

Christians should be the wealthiest individuals on the planet. If we’re attached to the Author and Creator of all things, why aren’t we receiving incredible business ideas, inventions, and corporations? Why shouldn’t we create companies that can be used to employ more people, create more jobs and meet the tangible needs of those in the […]