Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 02, 2014 11:30 am
By Allison Ross ·

KeyBank unveils a new checking account that removes account activation and monthly fees.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Young adults believe in their own power to earn wealth.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Most Americans in a survey say the land of opportunity is set up to favor the wealthy.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Wealthy investors in a new survey say 80 is the new 60.

Monday, December 17, 2012 2:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Will consumers spend more or less for Christmas cheer this year? Surveys offer different views of the answer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

If you’re younger than 45, getting your desired income is more difficult than it was just a decade ago.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:04 pm
By Judy Martel ·

With the Iowa caucus behind us and the election year in full swing, what’s the No. 1 priority for the next president? According to the results of a survey by, a real estate website, it’s not the housing crisis. Lower unemployment and reducing the federal deficit come first. But when asked about housing policy, respondents

Sunday, May 01, 2011 1:47 pm
By Judy Martel ·

For purposes of taxation, President Barack Obama has defined the wealthy as those couples earning at least $250,000 per year. But there are plenty who have disagreed with that assessment,  especially residents in high-rent districts like Manhattan and Los Angeles, where a quarter of a million doesn’t go as far as it would in, say,

Friday, December 03, 2010 1:46 pm
By Judy Martel ·

When I worked for a family office that advised ultra high-net-worth individuals, one of the numerous ways our investment advisers would assess stock market risk among clients was to pose the question: “How would you feel if you lost half your investments?” That question turned out to be more than rhetoric in March, 2009, when

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Just three years ago the world was entering a terrible economic crisis. If you don’t remember, the official start date of the recession was December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. And now, look at us! Well, that’s enough self-reflection. Unfortunately, things are not quite copacetic just yet in the economy. But

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