Making Sen$e

  • February 23, 2012    

    By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell A while back we asked you to submit your most pressing personal finance questions so that I could put them to Carl Richards, the napkin-sketching, New York Times-blogging, financial literacy-teaching author of the excellent … Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012    

    A while back we asked you to submit your most pressing personal finance questions so that I could put them to Carl Richards, the electronic-sketching, New York Times-blogging, financial literacy-teaching author of the excellent money manual, “The Behavior Gap.” The … Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012    

    Home foreclosure in Greeley, Colo. Photo by Flickr user david_shankbone under a Creative Commons license. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: Gordon Question: … Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012    

    Home foreclosure in Greeley, Colo. Photo by Flickr user david_shankbone under a Creative Commons license. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: Gordon Question: … Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012    

    Image by the PBS NewsHour. The boomerang business is booming. Ever since our story on “accordion families” and “boomerang kids” ran last week, personal testimony has been coming in over the transom. We’ll share a sample of it with you. … Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012    

    Image by the PBS NewsHour. The boomerang business is booming. Ever since our story on “accordion families” and “boomerang kids” ran last week, personal testimony has been coming in over the transom. We’ll share a sample of it with you. … Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012    

    This isn’t just a candidate for chart of the day or even chart of the week. Hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein, founder of Saba Capital and former co-head of credit trading at Deutsche Bank, presented this at a conference on … Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012    

    From left to right: Paul Solman, Jose Antonio Martinez and Ana Westley in Spain, 2010. Image by the PBS NewsHour. Today, an email from old friend Ana Westley, an American ex-pat journalist who has written for the New York Times, … Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012    

    From left to right: Paul Solman, Jose Antonio Martinez and Ana Westley in Spain, 2010. Image by the PBS NewsHour. Thursday, an email from old friend Ana Westley, an American ex-pat journalist who has written for The New York Times, … Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012    

    Chart via a report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities based on data from the Congressional Budget Office. The chart above comes to you courtesy of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities — based on Congressional Budget … Continue reading