Saving For Retirement
October 9, 2013
When my daughter was sick a few weeks ago, the medicine her doctor prescribed smelled bad and tasted even worse. Like most children, she resisted at first, crying at the prospect of having to swallow the medicine. But after two days she was still...
October 8, 2013
I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...
September 20, 2013
Whenever young people are told they should save for retirement and the future, someone will ask "But why should I scrimp and save now when I might DIE before I can...
July 5, 2013
When I first started working my way out of debt I was pretty neurotic about my spending and saving. Ok, pretty neurotic is...
June 28, 2013
Let’s face it, when it comes to money management, some Americans are better at it than others.
Take the so-called retirement “power planners.”
That’s the name Los Angeles-based TransAmerica has given to U.S. adults, regardless of...
June 20, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — These days, the talk on bond trading desks is higher interest rates.
The thinking is that as the Federal Reserve winds down its fiscal stimulus spending, banks...
June 19, 2013
Home prices are creeping up. So are mortgage interest rates. You’re thinking it’s now or never when it comes to buying house. But where are you going to come up with the down payment?The issue
The days of $0 down mortgages are over, so...
June 18, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Conventional wisdom has it that older workers who delay retirement block younger workers from moving up the career ladder, causing those...
June 12, 2013
June 3, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — In the armed forces, there's a term for people less than a 100 days from a return to civilian life: “two-digit midgets.”
If you’re a two-digit midget in terms...