At 60, Diane Fuchs knows a little bit about investing for retirement. The Washington, D.C.-based employee benefits attorney has a 401(k) plan, a mix of IRA accounts—and a good sense of discipline about protecting her retirement funds. Yet six months ago, worried about a tumbling stock market, Fuchs anxiously considered selling off all the equities […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com After writing a series of best-selling personal finance books, such as The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich, author David Bach has built an audience of avid readers. That’s good news for the environment. In Go Green, Live Rich, his latest offering in collaboration with Hillary […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Charles Morris, author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, isn’t one for sugarcoating. His analysis is dour and grim, but certainly not dull. And when read against a backdrop of an ever-weaker economy, increasingly anxious economists and a stream of gloomy predictions, it can be downright scary. Morris, […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com When Wesley Wannemacher, an Ohio resident, testified at a congressional hearing earlier this month, his story of debt and hopelessness was a familiar one. Wannemacher had maxed out his $3,000 Chase bank card to pay for his wedding and fell behind in his payments. Over six years, […]
Read Published Artilcle There’s one thing virtually all working moms agree upon: The key to success—as both a professional and a parent—is piecing together some sort of flexible work arrangement. The good news is that employers are increasingly open to this. But consider the fine print: What sounds good or looks appealing on paper can […]
Read Posted Article If you’re like most women, restarting your career after a few years off to raise kids depends on three magic words: flexible work schedule. While a 40-hour-plus workweek remains the norm, many employers—maybe even your old one—have adapted to the demands of working parents. With a little smooth talking and determination on […]
Stitching together a new life Read Published Article Susan Wolcott is a child of the ’60s. As soon as she graduated from high school in 1969, she left her hometown of Olympia, Wash., and “did the hippie thing,” she says, taking the time to find out what was important to her—community, listening, spirituality, holistic health, […]
Read Published Article You’ll be pleased to discover that in the five or 10 years you’ve been out raising kids, the work world has loosened up a tad. Some of the trends you’ll have to adapt to: ubiquitous smart phones, instant messaging and text messaging, the heavy reliance on search engines, and perhaps most favorable […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Sorry, folks, this is not a get-rich-quick book. Still, you may be richer than you think, write authors Catherine McBreen and George Walper Jr. in Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On. More than 7 million American households today claim total assets of a million dollars or […]
Read Published Article Can you afford to go back to work? The extra family income sounds great, but many women returning to the workforce forget to account for a lot of expenses. The truth is that working costs money, from child-care expenses to dry-cleaning bills to maybe even hiring a dog walker. For many women, […]
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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