Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 18, 2010 4:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Last week, I covered a conference in Detroit on plug-in electric cars and was gratified that there were more gray hairs than trendy young things. I interviewed the CEO of Protean Electric, Bob Purcell, who used to head up General Motors Co.’s advanced technology group and launched the EV1, which led the way to today’s

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Marv Recht, executive-in-residence at Butler University in Indianapolis, estimates that he retired from General Motors 18 years ago for about 12 hours and by that time, he had a new job. “I flunked retirement,” he says. Recht, who was human resource director for the Indianapolis plant, left GM at age 57 when the company sold