Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Preparing an advance directive doesn’t have to be costly or complicated.

Friday, May 08, 2015 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Everybody ought to have an estate plan, but if you have no spouse, it is particularly important to put your wishes in writing.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

It’s important to have paperwork in place, including durable financial and medical powers of attorney along with living wills, health care directives and convenience accounts.

Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:16 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Nine large global banks file resolution plans with federal regulators.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:25 pm
By David McMillin ·

Nine of the biggest banks — including five in this country — will submit living wills to regulators Friday.

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