Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

When an economist looked at his own benefits, this is what he saw.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

More people are staying on the job longer — working part time after they leave a full-time job or just taking a break and then switching to a whole new field.

Sunday, September 02, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Two University of Michigan economists offer a plan that would reward older workers for staying on the job, delaying Social Security and paying more income tax.

Monday, February 06, 2012 2:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

On Friday, good news came in the form of the nonfarm payrolls report, which showed a growth in private jobs of 243,000 and a decrease in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. Investors rejoiced, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished Friday up 1.46 percent from the previous day’s close. Last week’s release from