Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Sen. Tom Harkins’ proposal for a national savings plan got an A-, the best score, and so did the New Brunswick, Canada, plan for public employees.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:15 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Here’s how to avoid being a retirement savings doofus.

Friday, December 26, 2014 11:23 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Resolve to manage your retirement planning better in 2015.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Paula Pant ·

Here are three important year-end financial planning moves to consider.

Monday, November 17, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Don’t borrow from your 401(k). Your company stock purchase plan makes a much better emergency fund.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you’re older than 70 1/2, the IRS demands that you pull some money from your tax-deferred savings accounts and give Uncle Sam his share.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

IRS raises limits on most retirement savings plans for 2015.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The IRS recently approved another way to get savings into a Roth via the back door.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.

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