Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, February 20, 2015 10:16 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some 1 percent advice for the rest of us.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pushing your 30-something kids to save for retirement isn’t a duty, but it is a favor to them and and your grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Smart strategies for retirement savings will make a bigger difference than nickel and diming your spending in retirement.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fidelity Investments says IRA contributions set a record for the 2013 tax year.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

ETFs continue to gain widespread acceptance. A recent poll found that 43 percent of high net worth investors plan to buy more ETFs in the coming year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Highly paid workers in California’s tech corridor are socking away more money than the rest of us, according to Fidelity Investments.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

About 16 percent of Americans resolve to save more for retirement in 2014, according to Fidelity.

Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s more evidence that the retirement planning industry is figuring out that lots of us who are living on retirement savings — or contemplating it — need help. If you have IRA accounts and are over age 70½, then you’ve had to deal with the required minimum distribution, or RMD, rules and know how complicated they

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