Makin' Money - Most Commented
May 30, 2012
Taken altogether, housing market indicators suggest the collapse is over.
May 23, 2012
An underappreciated factor behind the recent gains in the housing market is higher rents.
May 21, 2012
For the first time, the total bill for the typical family of four with an employer-sponsored health-care plan (a preferred provider plan with co-pays and deductibles) breached $20,000 in 2012.
May 18, 2012
What's the best way to hedge against the risk of higher inflation rates? The timing is murky, but it's a prudent bet to anticipate a resurgence in inflation.
May 15, 2012
At 65.4 percent, we may be closing in on a "natural rate" of homeownership for the economy and society.
May 11, 2012
The U.S. could be on the "cusp of an entrepreneurship boom -- not in spite of an aging population but because of it."
May 11, 2012
It's striking how well the old rules for managing money hold up. We forget that these insights were forged during scary times, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
May 10, 2012
Fees matter. Financial companies love to talk about compounding returns. But fees compound too.
May 9, 2012
The mutual fund giant Fidelity calculates that a 65-year-old couple retiring in 2012 will need around $240,000 to cover medical expenses through their retirement. Ouch!