Reminding people of the risks of unexpected financial shocks, such as unemployment and hospitalization, may not be as big of a motivator as automatically enrolling people in a savings plan.
By Michal Grinstein-Weiss
FORTUNE -- The worst of the recent economic crisis seems to be behind us, and although slow, the recovery is underway and Americans are feeling more optimistic about the future. For most, the lesson learned during the MOREApr 15, 2014 2:26 PM ET
Where are today's CXOs in the tech cycle?
By Mike Brown Jr., contributor
FORTUNE -- Enormous changes are afoot in the C-suite at companies at every level of scale and growth. We built Bowery Capital on the thesis that roughly $357 billion would change hands over the next ten years through the swapping out of old technology for new. This perspective comes from years of seeing Internet natives becoming IT decision-makers, a MOREFortune Editors - Apr 15, 2014 12:50 PM ET
To prep the next generation of workers, getting the right skills is critical. And young people don't have to travel very far to get the training they need.
By Thomas A. Kochan
FORTUNE -- Some Massachusetts Institute of Technology MBA students were blown away by the stories they recently heard from graduates of a local community college:
One young graduate told how he dropped out of high school and drifted for a couple MOREApr 14, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Enthusiasm surrounding Thursday's Greek debt offering illustrates just how desperate investors have become in their futile search for yield.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- The wildly successful sale this week of billions of euros of newly minted Greek bonds has politicians and pundits proclaiming the end of the long-running European sovereign debt crisis. That private investors would be clamoring over each other to buy medium-term Greek notes at a measly 4.75% yield must MOREApr 11, 2014 2:15 PM ET
There are effective ways to do it, but careful -- it can backfire.
By Jean Chatzky
FORTUNE -- Okay, be honest: Do you bribe your kids? Do you offer them cash (or similar rewards) for good behavior? For grades? For abandoning the cell phone at the dinner table? For keeping the cursing at bay?
I'll confess. I've done it, albeit with so-so results. (My offer to pay to go to the gym MOREApr 11, 2014 10:27 AM ET
The tax burden on U.S. corporations have fallen since the last major tax overhaul in 1986. Simply, it's a deal too good to give up.
By Edward Alden and Rebecca Strauss
FORTUNE -- The U.S. system for taxing corporate profits is outdated, ineffective at raising revenue, and creates perverse incentives for companies to shelter profits overseas. It is also, for most U.S. companies most of the time, a pretty good deal, MOREApr 11, 2014 9:00 AM ET
Are PE funds similar to mutual funds or are they in the business of buying, developing, and then selling companies at a profit? Much hinges on the answer.
By Eileen Appelbaum
FORTUNE -- With the annual tax deadline approaching next week, middle class Americans may be wondering how private equity titans like Mitt Romney get away with such low tax rates on their millions in income. The answer is that MOREApr 10, 2014 2:05 PM ET
Greed, stupidity, and slack government oversight fueled the mortgage bubble. The same thing seems to be happening today, but this time with leveraged loans and junk bonds.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- The growing leveraged loan bubble received a big boost of hot air this week thanks to Wall Street's "friends" down in Washington.
The Federal Reserve, under intense pressure from members of Congress (on both sides of the aisle), MOREApr 10, 2014 5:00 AM ET
What Auroracoin can learn from old-school analog predecessors Berkshares and Philadelphia equal dollar.
By David Z. Morris
FORTUNE -- In the past two months, programmers and activists have launched a wave of national cryptocurrencies – systems inspired by Bitcoin, and affiliated with various specific nations and communities. These include MazaCoin, from an American Indian group, Spaincoin, and Auroracoin, from Iceland. More national cryptocurrencies are coming, including Aphroditecoin, targeted at Cyprus and planned MOREApr 9, 2014 12:44 PM ET
The U.S. retailer faces a cloud of uncertainty as it deals with the fallout of its credit card data breach.
By Brian McGough
FORTUNE -- Let's cut right to the chase. For a whole host of reasons, (not least of which is the continuing fallout from the credit card data breach disaster) I think Target's stock will continue to face significant headwinds. And if I were able to sit down, face-to-face, MOREApr 9, 2014 8:01 AM ET
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