It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over and Punxsutawney Phil is promising an early spring, but before that we’re still in the thick of tax season! While tax season usually conjures images of 1040s, W-2s, and sifting … Read more
I recently overheard a remarkably in-depth discussion between two moms who were debating the features of several fairly expensive baby strollers. As the mom of two children, a toddler and an infant, I’ll sheepishly admit that I spent a ridiculous … Read more
There’s been a lot of back and forth about the differences between the posted performance of a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) and the returns actually realized by investors taking into account cash flow.
Reading the discussion around this, … Read more
My brother-in-law will be graduating from college in a few days, and that has me thinking back to when I started my career a few years ago.
As I set out on my own, I had many questions about finances: … Read more
The “future of retirement” seems very much on the public’s mind. The topic is surfacing in the press, in the institutional marketplace, and will be the focus of a Washington, D.C., policy forum I’m attending in May. Here are some … Read more
I’m at the stage in my career where I’m willing to contemplate the fact that retirement is on the horizon—probably in the next 10 years or so.
Increasingly, I find myself talking about “retirement readiness” with friends and colleagues who … Read more
Many of us—myself included—recently received alerts from banks and major retailers notifying us that our names and e-mail addresses had been “hacked” as a result of an attack on a third-party service used by these businesses to handle e-mail distribution. … Read more