Ross Kenneth Urken

Ross Kenneth Urken is editor of MainStreet and personal finance editor at TheStreet. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York, The New Republic, The Atlantic, VICE, Tablet, Slate, TENNIS Magazine, The Paris Review, The Moscow Times, Forbes, NautilusNational Geographic, and Newsweek. He previously worked at AOL and appears widely on television and radio. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature. For more information visit rosskennethurken.com

Recent Articles By The Author

How the San Bernardino Shooters Used the Latest Fintech Tool to Finance Their Terror Attack

How the San Bernardino Shooters Used the Latest Fintech Tool to Finance Their Terror Attack

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending start-up, facilitated a $24,500 loan for the extremist couple -- money that was eventually used for estate planning.

Americans Find Respite on the Sly by Taking Stealth Vacations

Americans Find Respite on the Sly by Taking Stealth Vacations

Americans are overworked and sheepish about taking the allotted vacation days to which they are entitled. But there's a solution.

Ted Cruz Does Not Want to Push a Granny Off a Cliff

Ted Cruz Does Not Want to Push a Granny Off a Cliff

Is moving back the retirement age going to derail your grandmother’s plans for her golden years?

6 Medical Device Stocks to Buy If Ted Cruz Is Elected President

6 Medical Device Stocks to Buy If Ted Cruz Is Elected President

Investors considering the potential economic consequences of a Ted Cruz presidency need to be laser-focused on his plans to end Obamacare. One specific stock sector subset will be lucrative.

Republicans Love the Idea of a Flat Tax, but Does It Actually Work?

Republicans Love the Idea of a Flat Tax, but Does It Actually Work?

At the Republican debate, the candidates sparred on the issue of the flat tax – with some touting its merits and others dismissing it. So which camp is correct?