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Thrift is in

Jan 30, 2012
People are still trying to save more.
Posted In: Savings, personal savings rate, consumer spending

Get mass refinancings right this time

Jan 25, 2012
The devil is in the details, but hopefully the administration has finally figured out how to help homeowners with underwater mortgages.
Posted In: mortgage, homeowner, refinance

Hedge funds aren't so good after all

Jan 24, 2012
"If all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been put in Treasury bills instead, the results would have been twice as good," says Simon Lack. Oops.
Posted In: Investing, hedge funds, pension funds

Americans make progress with debt -- the hard way

Jan 19, 2012
U.S. households are ahead of the other major industrial nations in shedding debts.
Posted In: debt, household, home equity, Economy

Beyond our means

Jan 18, 2012
Sad to say, the 19th and early 20th century notion of the democratization of savings became the late 20th century idea of the democratization of credit. It's time to change the focus of public policy.
Posted In: Savings, homeownership, debt, global economy

Thinking about retirement?

Jan 12, 2012
Planning for retirement isn't easy. The Society of Actuaries has a retirement series that tries to give you a framework for thinking through the key decisions.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings

The best single investment

Jan 11, 2012
Parents and their students need to work very hard at avoiding taking on too much debt to earn a college diploma.
Posted In: coellge, student loans, debt, Investing

Investment book

Jan 9, 2012
On our local NPR station, WFYI, a guest Saturday morning on Marketplace Money recommended an investment advice book to a young caller. We can't recall the title of the book. Know which one we mean? Thanks in advance, Tom, Indianapolis, IN
Posted In: invest, Investing, Books

Job insecurity = health insurance insecurity

Jan 5, 2012
The pressure for healthcare reform won't go away -- far from it.
Posted In: Health, Health care and insurance

A sliver of good news on retirement

Jan 5, 2012
It's underappreciated how well one large cohort of aging boomers should do financially during the traditional retirement years: the college-educated stalwarts of the feminist movement.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Work

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