Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 02, 2011 4:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

I talked to Susan Spencer, executive editor of All You magazine, this morning. All You is the women’s magazine published by Time Inc. exclusively for customers of Walmart. Spencer said that this magazine finds that its 1.2 million readers are very eager for financial information, anything that will help them manage money and live better on

Friday, April 15, 2011 3:10 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

We are in the middle of National Financial Literacy Month and at the end of National Retirement Planning Week. That makes it a great time to take stock of your progress. This holds true for everyone, but especially for women. Why’s that? Women are often at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts. They tend

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

I have a 101-year-old friend who lives independently and comfortably thanks to the foresight and financial acumen of her late husband, who died about 35 years ago, himself retired from a successful business career. Most of today’s women — including my friend’s 63-year-old daughter — need and want to look at retirement planning completely differently.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

When I got out the holiday decorations, I found some pictures of my grandmother baking bread. They were shot sometime in the early 1970s, a few years before she died at 94 in a nursing home, complaining with every breath. It was hard on her, and hard on the rest of us who didn’t have