Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 09, 2010 4:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Ward Carroll, editor of, graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent the better part of 20 years in the back seat of a Naval jet (picture Goose in “Top Gun”) before leaving the Navy in 1998 to take a job as a GS-13. It was a real letdown for a guy used

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:18 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Rocker and TV personality Ozzy Osbourne, who is currently on his annual Ozzfest tour, told FHM magazine that he tried retirement and “it was absolutely boring.” “You can’t go and say, ‘I’m retired now. That’s it!’ It won’t take long and you’re really gone for good and someone throws the last shovel of dirt on

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 2:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you are 65 years old today and retired or contemplating retirement, the odds are 1-1 that you’ll live to be 85 — an even bet. If I were playing the ponies, I’d take that bet. But Jerry Miccolis, chief investment officer at Brinton Eaton and an actuary, says that many aging boomers faced with odds