Ed Zwirn

About Ed Zwirn

Ed Zwirn is a journalist/editorial professional with a focus on financial trends and practices. He lives out in the woods in Bethel, NY, not far from where the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was held in 1969. As a financial writer, his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, CFO Magazine and news services including Dow Jones Newswires and Informa Global Markets. Ed also spent three years in Ukraine, where he ran an English-language news service. He now divides his time between his freelance journalism, song and poetry writing, and barbequing and lawn-mowing on his 2.5 acre property.

Over 44 million people are affected by student loan debt

 

By Ed Zwirn

New York Post, Aug. 19,2017

Now is the time to load up your car for the hours-long drive to take your child to college — with little thought given to the loans taken out back in the spring to put them in class.

Nationwide, student loan debt affects more than 44 million borrowers, who owe about $1.3 trillion, according to a survey by LendEDU, a private firm that connects students and their families with student loans and loan refinancing. Continue reading

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Brick-and-mortar shops are surviving the retail apocalypse

By Ed Zwirn

New York Post, Aug. 13, 2017

Lisa Salzer-Wiles

Lisa Salzer, who opened her first Lulu Frost store on Prince Street in July, is one of the latest entrepreneurs to go brick-and-mortar in the city — and so far, she says, “I love it.”
Salzer, a jewelry designer who started her Lulu Frost online 14 years ago, met up with floral designer Tess Casey when the two did the flowers and jewelry for the 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” Continue reading

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Study says CEOs should keep making the big bucks

By Ed Zwirn

New York Post, July 23, 2017

 

When is paying the boss too much, too much?

There is mounting public concern over the rapid growth in compensation of those in the top spot at companies compared with that of the average worker. Continue reading

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About a Quarter to Nine

 

The two faces of an American icon.

DEDICATED TO EVERYONE GETTING READY FOR THAT HOT DATELarry DeAngelo sings this old standard written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren. The song was first recorded in 1935, when it was featured in “Get Into Your Dance,” a gangster film starring Jolson and his wife Ruby Keeler.

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