(bĭz′nĭs, fǝ-năns) n. 1. The
occupation, work, or trade in
which a commercial enterprise,
establishment, or person is
2. The science of
the management of money
and other assets.







Low Fidelity

As Fidelity Investments celebrates its 60th anniversary, some customers aren’t celebrating. (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 2/19/2006)

Really Little Hollywood

One very tired guy with a dream and a lot of political support is turning the smallest state into a movie makers’ paradise. (Amtrak’s Arrive Magazine, 2/2007)

Safe and (sort of) Secure Nobody feels completely recession-proof. But these folks
are about as unlikely as anyone to be unemployed soon. (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine,

The Shaper of Things to Come If you want to know what Boston will one day look
like, you have to know Kairos Shen. (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 6/29/2008)

The Cape is Calling Now is the time to buy your dream home on Cape Cod.
(Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 3/16/2008)

Seeing Red A building boom in the Fenway has everyone, except maybe the Red Sox
management, eager to see the new skyline (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 11/11/2007)

Here Comes the Repo Man It’s easy to blame sub-prime lenders for the mortgage
mess. It’s also wrong. (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 2/24/2007)

Desperate Measures Home sellers are doing some kooky things to get buyers
interested. But do you really want a Ferrari with the gambrel? (Boston Globe Sunday
Magazine, 12/3/2006)

Going Up The nation’s smallest state is staging a giant comeback. Here’s why
Massachusetts ignores it at its own peril. (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 10/26/2006)

Losing Battles Two decades of failed Pentagon financial reforms put more than just
dollars at risk. (CFO Magazine, 10/2004)

Surfing for Haute Couture This online retailer is doing what some thought impossible:
selling full-price couture over the internet. (The Economist’s Intelligent Life, 5/2005)

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Simple solutions for your stickiest financial
etiquette conundrums. (Lola, 3/2009)

Getting Your Due How to haggle for a raise. (Lola, 2/2009)

Recession Proof Now is the time to rethink your approach to money. (Lola, 1/2009)

In Too Deep Five ways to know if you’re in over your head. (Lola, 10/2008)

Sweet Charity How to give without being taken. (Lola, 9/2008)

Haves and Have-Nots Make new friends, keep the old. What happens when one is silver
and the other gold? (Lola, 8/2008)

You Can’t Take It With You When it comes to money, do your parents know best?
(Lola, 5/2008)

Taxing Times Everyone hates paying taxes. Here are some deductions and credits that
will ease the pain. (Lola, 4/2008)

Riding Out the Storm Is now the time to sell a house? We advise. (Lola, 3/2008)

Look Like a Million Bucks Without spending it. (Lola, 2/2008)

Plastic Surgery How to cope with post holiday credit card debt. (Lola, 1/2008)

Love Hurts The ins and outs of a prenup. (Lola, 12/2007)

Retiring Minds After decades of saving for retirement, baby boomers are
about to start retiring. Now what? (Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine, 8/2006)

Two for the Money Saying “I do” doesn’t magically allign a couple’s financial goals.
Here’s how to make sure both spouses are involved in financial decisions. (Spirit, 5/2006)

The Final Filers Are last minute tax filers having more fun than the rest of us?
(Spirit, 4/2006)

Dollar Discipline With the savings rate at an all-time low, budgeting is the new black.
(Spirit, 1/2006)

Cheater, Cheater Tax mistakes the average American doesn’t even know he’s making.
(Spirit, 10/2005)

Real Estate Roulette Is mortgaging your first house to buy a second one
really a good idea? (Spirit, 9/2005)

Equal Opportunity Planners Financial planners aren’t just for the rich anymore.
(Spirit, 8/2005)

Mortal Combat When a business partner dies, the business is often the next one to go.
(Worth, 1/2006)

Mortgaging Futures Why mortgage a new home when you can afford to pay cash?
Plenty of reasons. (Worth, 12/2005)

To Have and To Hold Keeping your business out of the hands of an angry ex-spouse.
(Worth, 11/2005)