Wealth Blog

This is the place for news and commentary about the accumulation and preservation of wealth and the lives of the rich. This blog investigates all aspects of saving, investing and spending money, as well as preparing a legacy, whether that be estate-planning for heirs or developing a philanthropic strategy. See the latest Wealth Blog posts below.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:38 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you think losing money is the biggest financial fear of the rich, you’re right. But the key is what they think will erode their fortune.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:18 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It would have been pretty hard to avoid Friday’s publicity surrounding Facebook’s IPO — the largest ever, with a market cap of $110 billion

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:25 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When institutions gamble and fail, we all lose. Here are the lessons from the JPMorgan Chase debacle.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There’s a sevenfold increase in rich expatriates renouncing U.S. citizenship since 2008. Why? Money, of course.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:21 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Raising children is expensive, but just how much would $46,000 a month buy a 5 year old?

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 3:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It would be natural to expect someone who earns a high salary to be socking more money away than a lower-earning employee.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:49 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There are two rules about building wealth the rich generally never forget. The first is to always take advantage of “found money.”

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:09 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More than half of working Americans (57 percent) with between $50,000 and $250,000 in investable assets, defined as the mass affluent, say they will retire later than planned. That’s an increase of 36 percent from those who said the same thing a year ago. A survey by Bank of America shows that despite more effort

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:29 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

They used to be called “nerds” or “computer geeks,” but now you can call them multibillionaires.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:04 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It may be a little late for some, but the No. 1 way for the average person to retire rich is to become a hoarder while you’re young.

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