Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

You may be dreaming of escaping the 9-to-5, but be sure your finances can last 40 years or more.

Friday, January 07, 2011 3:42 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Not many of us can resist playing the game of “what if?” from time to time, perhaps even more so at the beginning of a new year. Those of you who follow my blog might remember my interview with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli, who retired in 1991 at the ripe old age of 38. Recently

Monday, October 18, 2010 4:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Last week, I covered a conference in Detroit on plug-in electric cars and was gratified that there were more gray hairs than trendy young things. I interviewed the CEO of Protean Electric, Bob Purcell, who used to head up General Motors Co.’s advanced technology group and launched the EV1, which led the way to today’s

Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

For the last couple of years, Wayne Copelin, a financial planner and owner of Copelin Financial Advisors in suburban Houston, says his retirement planning clients are increasingly people in their early-to-mid 50s who want to retire right away because they feel they can’t cope with the changing and increasingly stressful corporate environment. Most of his