Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman ·

Learn about making smart moves when shopping and when updating your resume.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:00 am
By Dan Miranda ·

Make sure you get the best deal on everything from books to computers by waiting for the price to drop.

Monday, December 05, 2011 10:01 am
By Naomi Mannino ·

Seasonal employment aside, I’ve always wondered if it’s a smart spending plan to keep up a long-term job hunt in December or if it’s better to save money on those expenses by putting the search on hold during the holidays. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics release, unemployment has finally dropped a

Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

For some people, retirement planning includes finding a job. But if you’re over 55 and looking for a job, plan on searching for a long time. A report from the Congressional Research Service says that 11.51 percent of  unemployed adults ages 55 and over had spent the last two years looking for work. Among unemployed

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:39 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

First, the good retirement planning news. I’ve been reporting recently on trends in the apartment market. You’ll be happy to know that the apartment business is booming, in large part because people between age 18 and 30 — prime renting age — are finding jobs and moving out of their parents’ basements and into their

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 4:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Working longer seems like a simple way to stretch retirement resources, but a lot of people obviously find this an unacceptable retirement planning option. At least, it appears that way based on a very unscientific measurement: the number of posted comments and e-mails I get every time I suggest it. Richard Johnson, senior fellow at