Read Published Article As a child, Belinda Stubblefield loved playing the banker in Monopoly. She resold the gum her mother bought for her to classmates for a nickel a piece. Then she stashed the cash in her “rainy day” piggy bank, which was shaped like a little girl with an umbrella over her head. “I […]
Want to stay in your home and sleep better at night? Read this. Read Published article on USAA.com After RealtyTrac® logged a record-breaking 2.8 million foreclosures in 2009, the real estate industry tracker projects a miserable 3.5 million in 2010. Don’t be one of them. If you’re at risk, consider taking these steps: 1. Get counseling. […]
Donate to a charity helping Haiti earthquake victims before March 1, and the Internal Revenue Service has some relief for you. Read Published Article on CBSMoneyWatch.com Under a new law, you can actually write off a 2010 Haiti donation on your 2009 tax return if you itemize. (You can put the donation on your 2010 return […]
You are what you buy Read Published Article by Kerry Hannon, Special for Reading Shoptimism (Free Press, $26) is a bit like wandering haphazardly through a large department store with author Lee Eisenberg. Eisenberg, a former editor in chief of Esquire and past executive vice president at Lands’ End, taps into the vibe of what […]
by Kerry Hannon for CBSMoneyWatch.com Can an appliance rebate program do for dishwashers what the 2009 version did for the Ford Focus? In shopping malls and hardware stores across the land, the government is rolling out “Cash for Clunker Appliances,” an attempt to get you to spend madly on energy-efficient white goods, thereby saving both the […]
Younger women tormented by hot flashes are coming back for an ultralow dose By Kerry Hannon Posted: December 15, 2009 Read Published Article Video: The Life Change of Menopause For three years, Susan Kirchoff tried all the usual remedies to manage her menopausal hot flashes—exercise, soy foods, herbal supplements. But she still woke up with […]
By Kerry Hannon, Special for Adam Penenberg’s latest book, Viral Loop, is catching. Penenberg, a professor of journalism at New York University, dizzily taps into the energy of the entrepreneurs who over the last decade and a half created some very successful Web-based businesses –Facebook, PayPal, Hotmail, to name a few. Their mode of operation: viral marketing, a […]
Giving money to your grandchildren today can make a long-lasting financial difference in their lives and provide estate-tax benefits in yours. by Kerry Hannon Read Published Article in USAA Here are three ways to get started: 1. Chip in for college savings by opening a USAA 529 College Savings Plan account for your grandchild in your name. A few […]
Read Published Article in USAA More than ever, it’s tricky to buy or sell a home without a pro’s help. Ask USAA members Corey and Kelly Campbell, who recently bought their first home for $158,000 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., near Hurlburt Field where Corey is stationed. It was up to Kelly, now 20, to […]
Read Published Article Bnet Moneywatch When Lisa Eaves decided to make a mid-career switch from working as a tech specialist for Fannie Mae to opening her own acupuncture practice five years ago, it was a risky move, but not a rash one.
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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