Finance

How to know when it's time to face your debt

As a society, we shoulder a mountain of debt. Many individuals have so much debt that it keeps them from having money for emergencies or being able to fund long-term goals like retirement and their children’s education. In this current environment, we may be collectively asking ourselves a lot of questions about what it means to have too much debt, and what we can do about it.

Do we have too much faith in the Federal Reserve?

Currently, investors believe Federal Reserve intervention is working because the stock market has stabilized and is now at the higher end of a recent trading range. However, it is hard to believe the worst is over for the markets, considering the millions of unemployed Americans, no earnings guidance from U.S. companies for the foreseeable future and a massive drop in oil prices.

Fighting white-collar crime by crunching numbers

The veteran Internal Revenue Service special agent pieces together records to complete a picture of white-collar crimes and bring charges against their perpetrators: financial violations, tax fraud, money laundering, racketeering and more. And through her work with the IRS’ Adrian Project, she’s showing Metropolitan State University of Denver accounting students how number-crunching can fight crime

Row the boat to build wealth

Rowing a boat is not easy. We must keep the oars in the water, learn from the past, keep moving forward in the right direction and have a plan. Over time, the destination will be reached. While building wealth, it is important to define the destination or financial dreams.

Is now the time to invest in your business?

For business owners, the last few years have seen shifting trends, opportunities and challenges — from tax law changes and increased M&A activity, to technology advances and low unemployment. These changes impact how, and if, owners decide to reinvest in the company.

Top secrets to landing a higher job offer

When executives interview, it’s imperative to go in knowing what they want as a salary as well as having plenty of proof they are worth it. Many go in without this and it costs them dearly. Here are top secrets to getting a higher job offer that executives should follow.

Irrational exuberance is taking over the stock market

Irrational exuberance is a state of mania when stocks increase regardless of deteriorating fundamentals or uncertainty. When this happens, greed, overconfidence, and fear of missing out takes over the mind of investors. What can investors do when irrational exuberance takes over the stock market?

How emotions play a role in managing your money

While money isn’t everything, it’s important to keep savings and spending in line with your individual financial goals. To better separate your emotions from your money, here are four steps to help you become more confident and less stressed about your financial future.