Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Athletes can use their prowess at goal-setting to help them succeed financially.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:31 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

A new survey has found that most U.S. households do some sort of financial planning.

Monday, July 15, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

The actor’s will makes Uncle Sam a huge beneficiary.

Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:42 pm
By Kemberley Washington ·

Attacking your debt requires planning, budgeting and just saying “no” to new forms of debt.

Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

I asked readers how they were timing their retirement. So far, there have been 104 responses, with 22 of them from people who intend to keep working.

Monday, April 09, 2012 6:30 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Financial planners rank living within your means as the most important of 32 personal financial goals and tasks.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 6:30 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Are you planning to focus more on your waistline or your finances in the new year? A survey by Allianz Life found that while 49 percent of Americans said they were more likely to make and keep a New Year’s resolution tied to diet and exercise, only 43 percent said they’ll keep one that leads

Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Just because the rich and famous can afford the best legal representation for their estate, doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes — sometimes enormous errors that not only greatly diminish the value of their assets through legal fees, but tarnish the image of the family whose founder worked so hard to earn the fortune. Too

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:19 pm
By Judy Martel ·

What a great time to be the offspring of the super-rich. A combination of favorable gift tax legislation and low interest rates is causing the wealthy to consider transferring money and assets to the next generation while the giving is good. Since Congress increased the exemption for federal gift tax to $5 million ($10 million