Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnach offers 10 tips for finding your financial footing, even in precarious times. By Kerry Hannon|January 3, 2011 | Read Published Article When author Sarah Ban Breathnach decided to write a book about financial serenity two years ago, she had no idea how much she would need the book herself. Fifteen […]
College towns and centers of healthcare or state government tend to make great bets. By Emily Brandon , Kerry Hannon Read Published Article in Many seniors are going to be employed past age 65, both for the money and because they enjoy working. But jobs aren’t exactly easy to come by right now. The unemployment […]
There’s much to be said about a book that makes you pull out a pen and paper to start jotting notes and jump-starts your mind to examine the work you do, why you do it and how it makes a difference in the lives of others. That’s exactly what It’s Not What You Sell, […]
Read Published Article Couples bicker more about money than practically anything else. No surprise, then, that when money is tight, the battles can really heat up. U.S. News asked Olivia Mellan, a psychotherapist and couples communication expert specializing in money issues and stress management in turbulent times, how couples can best weather a financial downturn—or any money-related standoff. Mellan, […]
Find out how planning now can help you and your parents navigate financial waters later USAA Magazine Winter 2008-2009 On his 70th birthday, USAA member Leonard Ratzman didn’t have a will or any kind of estate plan. “I suddenly realized that the worst thing I could do as a father is to pass away and leave […]
Sometimes it pays to get back to basics. Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com In Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and The Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments, USA TODAY investment columnist John Waggoner provides sensible, specific steps to help investors navigate through not just the rescue of Bear Stearns […]
Prudent hedges keep rising prices from gnawing at your nest egg Read Published Article It’s been a rough year for retirees—and those eyeing retirement. Crashing stocks have slammed retirement account values. Falling house prices are shuttering dreams of selling the big family home, buying a less expensive pad, and pocketing the excess to shore up […]
Moving into a new field later in life can be fulfilling. Here’s how to do it Read Published Article A New York investment banker becomes a small-town chef. A techie turns acupuncturist. An entrenched corporate exec accepts an early retirement package and converts to the ministry. Longer life spans, concerns about outliving retirement savings, and […]
The transitional years require a change in your financial mind-set Read published article Uneasy about the future, many new or prospective retirees figure it’s time to purge their portfolio of risk (translation: growth stocks) and shift the money into conservative, income-producing investments such as bonds, dividend-paying stocks, and bank certificates of deposit.
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 […]
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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