Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If the Fed hikes the federal funds rate on Thursday, it may be time to make some changes in your portfolio. But don’t abandon the stock market.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Medicare generally doesn’t pay for hearing aids. New legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell will change things if enacted.

Friday, July 31, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

With no COLA coming in 2016 for Social Security recipients, budgeting becomes even more important for seniors on a fixed income.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Along with both spouses being able to handle the family’s finances, it’s also important to put together a listing of accounts, insurance policies, health care directives, powers of attorney and wills.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

A new survey found that income investors expect more in the way of returns from their portfolio.

Monday, January 21, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

A sustained bull market is one way to build wealth.

Monday, November 26, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

If you think fixed income is a safe investment, you could be in for a shock.

Friday, November 02, 2012 4:22 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

In the land of negative real returns, zero is king.

Monday, October 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Fixed-income investors are taking on more risk than they think.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If your employer offers you a cash balance retirement savings plan, snap it up. It can provide valuable retirement planning stability as well as portability. Cash balance retirement plans are a hybrid mix of old-fashioned pension plans and 401(k)s. Kevin Wagner, senior retirement specialist in the Atlanta office of consultancy Towers Watson, says most companies