Charles Ponzi

After Market: A Cold Day for Stocks, Too

With cold weather across much of the country so extreme it grounded some airlines, even stocks found it tough to fly Monday -- especially those associated with air travel.

Ponzi Scheme or Not, Social Security Is Going to Shrink

Social Security's trust fund is in the long, slow process of collapsing because it won't have enough funds to pay its promised benefits. Sound like a Ponzi scheme? Perhaps, but at least this "scheme" is one in which you can come out ahead -- especially if you start preparing now.