Personal Finance


Real estate investment is risky

Jun 12, 2009
Bud Hebeler of sent out a note about a presentation he gave at a real estate seminar. I'm a big fan of his website and conservative...
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Personal bankruptcies up

Jun 4, 2009
In the 1990s and early 2000s more Americans than ever filed for personal bankruptcy. On April 20, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the...
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The "claim and suspend" Social Security move

May 29, 2009
This could be a financial boon to a number of retirees. Many older people on Social Security have been forced by the bear market to go back to work...
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Credit card reform

May 23, 2009
Thank you, Washington. That's not exactly a phrase many people are sending toward our elected representatives these days. But it's an appropriate...
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How to save more

May 19, 2009
I got a note the other day from Henry "Bud" Hebeler. He runs the financial website Bud's advice is always good. In his note he said...
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A Social Security twist

Apr 28, 2009
Another twist on Social Security......
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Saving and Investing

Apr 18, 2009
A fun and important video by professor Zvi Bodie of Boston University. He's on a crusade against financial illiteracy. His target this time: The...
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Financial planning software

Apr 17, 2009
IProfessor Laurance Kotlikoff of Boston University has wide-ranging interests, studying a number of topics over the years, especially fiscal policy...
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A tax farewell

Apr 15, 2009
Tom Herman has covered the tax beat for the Wall Street Journal since 1993, and he's done a terrific job, a true professional. I have been an avid...
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Unintended consequences

Apr 11, 2009
I am a fan of Henry "Bud" Hebeler, the former president of Boeing Aerospace and now financial advisor to future retirees. Check out his website at...
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