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

Ford Looks to Establish Itself as a Tech Company, Not Just an Automaker

Ford Looks to Establish Itself as a Tech Company, Not Just an Automaker

Ford can no longer idle as simple car manufacturers; they also have to be technology-focused, full-service mobility providers that can deliver on services like entertainment, smart parking and commercial partnerships.

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.

How to Execute a Successful Backdoor Roth IRA When You Make Too Much

How to Execute a Successful Backdoor Roth IRA When You Make Too Much

The backdoor Roth IRA -- It's one of most nimble personal finance tricks out there.

Should You Revolutionize Your Portfolio By Investing in Cuba?

Should You Revolutionize Your Portfolio By Investing in Cuba?

With its longtime trade embargo and travel restrictions, Cuba's economy has been stagnant for decades. That's changing. Can Americans cash in?

Betterment CEO Says Robo-Advisors Are Popular Among Boomers

Betterment CEO Says Robo-Advisors Are Popular Among Boomers

Betterment, the largest automated investing service, is a juggernaut within the robo-advisor sphere: it has 100,000 customers who collectively invest more than $2.5 billion.

Job Security Confidence Is Soaring, But Americans Still Don't Have the Right Skills

Job Security Confidence Is Soaring, But Americans Still Don't Have the Right Skills

Confidence in job security is high in the U.S., but less than a third of Americans are very confident they have the right skills to land another gig.

Should I Get a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA? How to Decide

Should I Get a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA? How to Decide

It's an perennial question in personal finance when it comes to retirement planning: should you get contribute to a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA?

Royal Baby and P.M. Election Boost British Stocks: ETF Tracks FTSE 100

Royal Baby and P.M. Election Boost British Stocks: ETF Tracks FTSE 100

Recon Capital CIO Kevin Kelly explains how British investments offer diversified exposure for American portfolios while hedging against some of the volatility in Europe.

Marijuana Is Poised for Expansive Growth With Capital and Talent

Marijuana Is Poised for Expansive Growth With Capital and Talent

As the marijuana industry expands in its legal and recreational markets, MedMen managing partner Adam Bierman has highlighted how pot businesses can reach the next level.

Should I Get an FHA Loan? Inside the Benefits to First-Time Homebuyers

Should I Get an FHA Loan? Inside the Benefits to First-Time Homebuyers

FHA loans can be an enticing option for first-time homebuyers.