Dollars & Sense
Understanding 401(k) fees
If you’re like many Americans – 71 percent, according to an AARP survey – you might be under the impression that your 401(k) plan administrator doesn’t char... Read More
‘Tis the season for donating money
Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA’s Annual Report on Philanthropy, ... Read More
When you should file an amended tax return
Not every interaction with the IRS must necessarily induce flop sweat. Case in point: A few years ago, a friend of mine decided his income taxes had become sufficiently complicated... Read More
Why you need a social media will
By most estimates, over half of adult Americans have not written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to ... Read More
Improving financial literacy, at home and internationally
Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than in wealthier countr... Read More
Is wedding insurance a worthwhile investment?
Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about hurricane-force w... Read More
Should you adjust your tax withholding?
Now that tax day has passed, chances are you’re either waiting patiently for your 2011 tax refund to arrive, it’s already been spent, or you just wrote the U.S. Treasur... Read More
Is it time for a financial intervention with your parents?
Sometimes it’s hard enough just keeping track of your own finances. But as many of us have learned, life gets even more complicated when your parents come to you for assistan... Read More