Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, February 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

The decision to walk away from the path to financial success is not easy.

Friday, December 20, 2013 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Stocks have staged an impressive advance in 2013. Has the market risen too far?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

A new survey finds that Wall Street executives believe ethics could hinder their careers.

Monday, September 16, 2013 6:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Five years after the economy collapsed, the president gave a speech on all the work still ahead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:10 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

A bipartisan research organization plans to analyze Dodd-Frank and recommend improvements.

Friday, December 16, 2011 3:42 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

I’m looking forward to retirement because I’ll be able to spend my time reading to my heart’s content. My first love is fiction because of its power to transport readers to new realms. But nonfiction titles can expand horizons in a different way. Free books are one of the few perks enjoyed by journalists, and

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:38 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Wall Street professionals have a somewhat pessimistic outlook for their future earnings, with about half of the respondents of a survey saying they expect their bonuses to decline over the next three years. Most — 80 percent of the respondents — don’t expect to receive bigger bonuses. The 1,098 respondents in a survey by eFinancialCareers

Monday, February 14, 2011 10:56 am
By Gregg Fields ·

In the old Andy Griffith Show, bumbling deputy Barney Fife kept his power in his breast pocket — a bullet rarely put in his pistol. Kindly put, he had a problem with misfires. Citizens of the all-American town of Mayberry found it unsettling. It’s mindful of the money Corporate America’s been hoarding by the hordes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

‘Tis the season for bonuses — for some lucky workers — and that begs the question of what to do with that bundle of cash: invest it or pay down debt? Some extremely fortunate employees at Queensland Nickel in Australia won’t have to worry about that, as their $10 million worth of Christmas bonuses were

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:33 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Not only have stock market gains rebounded this year, beefing up the portfolios of investors who didn’t pull out when the market tanked in 2009, but the payoff is big if you work on Wall Street. The New York Times reported last week that finance-industry salaries in Manhattan rose 20 percent in the first quarter