Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

It’s Mother’s Day, and I speak from experience: Every mom who is on the verge of retirement has all the tchotchkes, slippers and bath bubbles she needs, plus a buffet brunch isn’t on her diet. Here are five better retirement planning gifts that say you love her even more eloquently. Buy her some long-term care

Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

All the retirement planning and saving in the world won’t help if you don’t pay attention. That includes watching carefully and making sure that the people you hire to manage your money are doing the best job possible. Earlier this week, it was announced that a retired woman from Pittsfield, Mass., was awarded $136,000 in

Friday, December 17, 2010 11:32 am
By Barbara Whelehan ·

It’s that time of year when we pause to reflect on the events of the past 12 months, and look to the promise of a new year with hope. Are you all set to make some New Year’s resolutions pertaining to your finances, and in particular, your retirement savings? A survey released this week by