Susan Antilla

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How Bad Are Americans When It Comes to Financial Literacy?

How Bad Are Americans When It Comes to Financial Literacy?

The results are in, and survey upon survey proves that Americans suffer from a painful lack of financial literacy.

Investor Help List -- Staying Informed and Knowing Where to Go for Help

Investor Help List -- Staying Informed and Knowing Where to Go for Help

If you're looking to become a better-informed investor or have lost money at the hands of an unscrupulous advisor, here are some sources that can help.

6 Financial Literacy Books That Will Make You a Wiser Investor

6 Financial Literacy Books That Will Make You a Wiser Investor

There are books galore that claim to have the "secrets" of wise investing. Most don't deliver. Picks on our list explain value investing and give insight on avoiding fraud.

Looking To Get Financially Literate? Don't Expect Business "Educators" to Help

Looking To Get Financially Literate? Don't Expect Business "Educators" to Help

It's Financial Literacy Month, and that means credit-card companies and brokerage firms will be out in droves touting their literacy efforts. Is that who we want teaching us about money?

Like Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas, Ellen Pao Lost Kleiner Perkins Gender Fight But Women Gained

Like Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas, Ellen Pao Lost Kleiner Perkins Gender Fight But Women Gained

The junior partner who just lost her sex discrimination trial against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers pushed sex discrimination into the headlines. Anita Hill did the same 24 years ago.

Wall Street Waging War Against Making Brokers Accountable to Investors

Wall Street Waging War Against Making Brokers Accountable to Investors

"These guys advertise like doctors and lawyers and litigate like used car salesman," says the head of a group of lawyers who represent investors in securities arbitration.

Ellen Pao's Case Against Kleiner Perkins Has Porn Star Talk, High Stakes for Women

Ellen Pao's Case Against Kleiner Perkins Has Porn Star Talk, High Stakes for Women

The sex-discrimination case that's the talk of Silicon Valley should matter to all women who work. If Ellen Pao loses after a brutal cross-exam, will women be afraid to sue?

4 Things Kleiner Perkins Doesn't Want Jury to Hear in Sex-Bias Case

4 Things Kleiner Perkins Doesn't Want Jury to Hear in Sex-Bias Case

The jury will see at least some of the evidence Kleiner Perkins was trying to keep out of its view. Steamy poetry, anyone?

Are 'Too Big to Fail' Bankers Running or Ruining Wall Street?

Are 'Too Big to Fail' Bankers Running or Ruining Wall Street?

When it comes to naming names and actually holding people accountable for wrongdoings at Wall Street firms, charges are rare.

Why Only Big Bankers Can Flout the Rules and Get Away With It

Why Only Big Bankers Can Flout the Rules and Get Away With It

Wrongdoing in the financial world can lead to big fines, but individuals at household-name firms rarely get charged. How about punishments that draw some blood?