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Saving Through the Ages

Reputable financial advisors, websites and your mom say to save for retirement, college, a down payment for a home and emergencies.

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Is the Fed Really "Stealing from Savers"?

In a recent article on MarketWatch, Chris Martenson asserts that the Fed's low interest rate policy and quantitative easing in recent years is deliberately stealing from savers. This article has...

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Are My Investment Decisions Tax Efficient?

This is the eighth installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health

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Am I Better Off Investing or Paying Down Debt?

This is the fourth installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health.

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Am I Saving Enough to Reach My Goals?

This is the second installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health.

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How Am I Doing? An 8-Point Financial Checklist

A question that nags at many people is whether they are on track financially.  Even an average financial life can seem remarkably complex.  How does anyone know whether he or she is doing the...

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Different Perspectives on Home Ownership

The question of whether to buy or rent a home is of enormous economic significance for most families. Home equity represents the vast majority of American families’ net worth (see chart below). In...

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Economic Inequality

Income inequality is increasingly acknowledged as a key economic issue for the world.  The topic is a major theme at Davos this year.  Economic inequality is also an increasingly common topic in...

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Planning for College Costs, Part II

In part 1 of this article, I explored how you can estimate how much college will cost and how much you need to save, going forward, to accumulate enough savings to cover the amount that you plan...

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Planning for College Costs, Part I

As we enter autumn, the leaves start to change and students arrive at college campuses across the country.  For parents, as well as for students, the start of the academic year raises the specter...

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