Larry Kotlikoff exposes yet another peculiarity of our nation's Social Security system that allows a spouse to live off the largest benefits package of multiple ex-spouses.
The threat of rising inflation, even if it exceeds the Fed's target rate by just a few percentage points, could jeopardize the fixed income many boomers depend on during retirement. Lew Mandell explains when and how to secure inflation-protected income.
The Fed policies of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, who begins her term Feb. 1, are making former Harvard economist Terry Burnham withdraw his money from Bank of America.
By John Wasik
John Maynard Keynes is often associated with government intervention, but his investment strategy reveals a die-hard capitalist, argues John Wasik.
Credit unions in four states offer a lottery that gives savers the chance to win small monthly prizes or a yearly grand prize -- even if you don't win you get to keep the money you put in, plus interest.
By Laurence Kotlikoff
Treasury employee Linda Tarkenton of Philadelphia holds a blank U.S. Treasury check before it’s run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility. Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images. Update: | Laurence Kotlikoff has agreed to answer your questions…
Investments, trading, retirement planning, high-level finance and dealings: complicated, mathematically intense stuff best left to the pros, right? Not necessarily, according to financial planner-turned-New York Times blogger Carl Richards, who is taking personal finance questions from the…
Leading banks move to change overdraft fees deemed harmful to consumers. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a banking expert about the overhaul.
A record decline in U.S. markets Monday spread panic to average Americans worried about their investments. Finance writers Jane Bryant Quinn of Newsweek and Brett Arends of the Wall Street Journal assess how the credit crisis will impact personal finances.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday the Federal Election Commission's "millionaire's amendment" violates the First Amendment by allowing House and Senate candidates to accept larger contributions if their opponent spends personal funds.
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