from MacroScope:

Fed on guard over low U.S. savings rate

July 22, 2013

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered what may have been his last testimony on monetary policy before Congress, most of the world’s attention was focused on what hints he might give about the timing of an eventual reduction in the pace of asset purchases.

from Global Investing:

Asia’s credit explosion

March 22, 2013

Whatever is happening to all those Asian savers? Apparently they are turning into big time borrowers.

from Global Investing:

Three snapshots for Friday

March 30, 2012

The correlation between individual country equity indices is rising again:

U.S. consumer spending jumps in February but income growth tepid.

Apple vs. RIM market value:

from Reuters Money:

Searching for yield? Think savings bonds

September 26, 2011

Yields on certificates of deposit, Treasury bonds, and other interest-bearing securities have gotten so low that a mundane investment usually associated with birthdays and bar mitzvahs looks enticing by comparison.

from Reuters Money:

Want to put your kid on road to Millionaire Row by 21? Here’s how

September 23, 2011

While some youngsters long to become rock stars or Hollywood heavyweights, others now gravitate towards another stripe of pop-cultural celebrity: the whiz kid who becomes a millionaire before age 21.

from Reuters Money:

Gen”Why?”: Balancing your finances with boomerang kids

July 22, 2011

Fred Amrein has three children in their early 20s: the youngest lives in college dorms, the middle lives at home and the oldest -- soon to be married -- recently moved out.

from Reuters Money:

Financial independence day: 5 ways to get there

July 4, 2011

No fireworks will explode if you can pull off financial independence, but it sure beats working for the man. How do you do it? Do you have to live like a monk? Give up chocolate? Move to a tent? Stop watching the Cartoon Network?

from Reuters Money:

Is the American Dream dead?

June 23, 2011

The American Dream lures people from all over the world, and it’s because of this possibility: If you come here and work hard, your kids will have a better life than you.

from Reuters Money:

From books to homes: Swap your way to big savings

April 27, 2011

Sometimes a gift is more like a curse. Self-described "cheap" booklover and avid library user Alyssa Lester wasn't over the moon when she found a new ereader under the Christmas tree last year. "I love my Kindle, but didn’t want to buy one because I would have to start buying books and I don’t have a lot of extra money in my budget for that," she says.

from Reuters Money:

Easter hunt: How to save cash as cocoa rises

April 19, 2011

Chocolate easter bunnies are pictured at the Hauswirth confectioner factory in Kittsee, some 60 km (37 miles) east of Vienna, March 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Is the money you've socked away for Easter treats not stretching as far this year? You've likely experienced sticker shock as commodity prices continue to soar, sending the cost of that cavity-inducing chocolate bunny ever higher.