Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:42 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

What do boomers want? A new survey by the Consumer Federation of the Southeast examines what people older than 47 are thinking about as they contemplate retirement planning, what to do and where to live during their retirement years. Here are the top 10 things this survey found this 78 million-strong population wants the most:

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald ·

Shopping for cheap employer-sponsored health insurance? You might want to avoid upscale destinations in Arizona and Florida and instead look into a job in “flyover country” — Texas, Arkansas and the Midwest. According to a new study by Thomson Reuters, moving from the nation’s most expensive to the least expensive employer-based health care market could save you

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The U.S. Senate signed the federal debt deal this afternoon. Here are six ways it could affect your retirement planning: Increased interest rates. Even though Congress finally managed to reach an agreement, the crisis didn’t reassure the agencies that rate U.S. credit worthiness. In particular, Standard & Poor’s has threatened to downgrade the Triple-A credit