Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:46 pm
By Jill Cornfield ·

With the news about the untimely death of Prince, who left no will but is survived by a sister and 5 half-siblings, you’re probably wondering what might happen if you died without a will. The answer depends on whether you are Marcia Brady (of “The Brady Bunch”) or Claire Dunphy (of “Modern Family”). And it

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 3:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Chances are if you inherited money, you spent it on something that didn’t turn into long-term wealth.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Changing health care and estate tax laws make updating your documents a must-do.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Two New York City waitresses’ posthumous surprise tip is best ever because it’s tax-free.

Friday, May 08, 2015 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Everybody ought to have an estate plan, but if you have no spouse, it is particularly important to put your wishes in writing.

Monday, December 15, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky ·

Take time this holiday season to talk to your parents about how they’d like to handle their finances, living arrangements and end-of-life issues.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

A woman plans to bequeath money for the care of a much-loved companion: her philodendron.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.

Monday, December 03, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Final inheritance score: family, zero; neighbor, a bundle.