There are a lot of books written for entrepreneurs, as well as business and finance professionals. Some are dense texts, others are easy to read, filled with emotion but light on specifics on how to turn ideas into actual successes. Here are 8 books that members of the Forbes Finance Council recommend that everyone, not just the experts, should read.
This term, margin of safety, is an engineering concept used to descripe the ability of a system to withstand loads that are greater than expected. Maintaining a proper margin of safety is crucial not only in construction and engineering, but also in many areas of daily life.
The older you are and the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce typically is financially. Sometimes it is so daunting that couples end up living apart for years without filing for a formal divorce. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those over 50 has doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Pew Research Center.
If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, it's called an orphan. The name is fitting, since you aren't really taking care of this account -- it's sitting there all by itself.
Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University, discusses the U.S. economy and outlook for the second quarter. He speaks with Bloomberg's Alix Steel, Jonathan Ferro and David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
The current slump in expectations of market volatility is not just a stock market phenomenon -- it is the lowest it's been for years across fixed income, currency and commodity markets around the world.
If it were possible to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome because of texts from your mobile provider, Brett Anderson would be suffering from it.
In the past week, the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in America's economy, the U.S. unemployment rate hit a 10-year low,a nd the presidential election in France showed that the tide of anti-European Union populism may be ebbing. You'd think these events would lift the stock market. But they haven't.
As Congress and the new administration look to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, healthcare has been a hot topic in the news. And rightly so, as the outcome is likely to have an impact on most of us.
There are millions of stories of children who make money during their summer vacation. When you were a kid, you probably did the same thing. Maybe you did chores around the house, or things for your neighbors. Whatever you did, you looked forward to that cold, hard cash you got at the end of the week.