The relentless pressure to save

Nov 14, 2011
There's a good reason why you may feel the pressure to build a larger emergency fund.
Posted In: Savings, unemployment benefits, Jobs

Budgeting for Uncertain Events

Nov 10, 2011
Here's a list of reasons why we save. A lot of things can go wrong. Age to die Need for extraordinary health care Close relative needs money Lo...
Posted In: budget, Savings

Sell down to the sleeping point

Nov 2, 2011
Question: With the roller coaster-volatility of the stock market, would it be wise to tell my investment management firm to sell all mutual fund...
Posted In: Getting Personal, Savings

A decent return on savings

Oct 28, 2011
Millions of Americans are struggling to save more. The worst job market since the 1930s has convinced us that we need to shore up our personal...
Posted In: Guest blogger, Savings

Cash is king

Oct 7, 2011
Question: I have about 30,000 dollars saved in a savings account that is giving me about 0.85% interest. I put about $ 800 a month into this...
Posted In: Getting Personal, Savings

I-bonds and emergency savings

Oct 3, 2011
Question: My house is almost paid off. I now want to build a larger emergency fund. Putting money into a savings account or CDs will not keep up...
Posted In: Getting Personal, Savings

Smoothing out income

Sep 26, 2011
Question: I just started a job as a professor. I have a 9 month salary. I know many institutions divide a nine-month salary into twelve paychecks,...
Posted In: Savings

Refinance or embrace a shorter mortgage

Sep 22, 2011
Question: We're a family of 3, and I'm about 40yrs old. We are considering a refinance of our house to get a better rate. We're fine financially -...
Posted In: Savings

The wealth gap

Sep 21, 2011
Here's more financial damage from the Great Recession. The largest economic gap between blacks and whites isn't income, but wealth. Sad to say--but...
Posted In: Economics, Savings

Setting priorities in Canada

Sep 12, 2011
Question: My wife and I moved to Canada after I was laid off in 2009. We have been very fortunate in finding work, community and opportunity in our...
Posted In: Savings