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The downside of rising house prices

Nov 6, 2013
Higher house prices are often seen as a sign of an improving economy, but they have a downside when incomes don't keep pace.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, equity, San Luis Obispo

Wordplay: Defining 'austerity,' 'sequester' and 'equity'

Jun 6, 2012
Words like "austerity," "sequestration" and "equity" are commonly used in news stories everywhere these days, but do you know what they mean? Senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains their actual definitions.
Posted In: austerity, equity

Judging how well you're doing with retirement savings

May 25, 2012
I am very lost and uncertain of our financial road to retirement. Our company doesn't offer defined payment retirement; it is all up to individual and 401(k). The company does match 3 percent. I am married and we have been working for 14 years now and have combined liquid assets (401(k), outside investment account, savings) of about $400,000, plus home equity of $100,000 on a good day. What shape are we in on our road to retirement? Thanks much. Martin, Chicago, IL
Posted In: retirement savings, Retirement, equity, Investing

Tangible Common Equity, or TCE

Mar 3, 2009
Tangible Common Equity used to be an obscure and rarely-used accounting term. Today it's one of the main motivators behind the government's decision to turn the American taxpayer into one of Citigroup's biggest stockholders. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: equity