| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Not surprisingly investors are worried about what a failed debt ceiling vote might do to their investments. But they are also starting to get used to terrible things happening, and so many have already prepared for what are called "black swan" events,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:50 AM
I thought this was a really worthwhile bit of context this morning. Financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis looks at the uncertainty about whether or not there is a recession and examines the reasons for the uncertainty, and the implications.
| Feb 4, 2011
Look at your child, and think of college.
If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 9:36 AM
Q I feel like I can no longer afford to make my car payments. How much will it hurt my credit to turn my car back in?
C.Y., Bolivar, Pa.
A If you turn your car in, you will not be free of the debt. Your lender will continue to hold you responsible and...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:22 AM
There has been little normalcy in financial matters the last couple of years, which extends to tax strategies.
Several factors are affecting traditional year-end decisions taxpayers make to reduce their burden -- whether they are affluent or jobless....
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:30 PM
You might be able to reel in some extra cash by filing the right tax forms — but be aware of at least one change that could cost you.
An array of tax cuts and refunds took effect in 2009 to spur the economy, so most Americans qualify for...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 12:31 PM
Stick to fundamentals
ABBY JOSEPH COHEN
Goldman Sachs senior U.S. strategist
"There is incredible investor uncertainty," said Cohen, who sees slow growth for the economy.
The recent 40 percent rally in the Standard & Poor's 500 was justified, she...
| Jan 7, 2009
5 tips on recession investing
1. Cut spending, boost saving.
2. Avoid stocks if you need cash within five years.
3. Stay the course with retirement savings.
4. Still too nervous? Invest an IRA in CDs.
5. Younger? Be more aggressive.
| Nov 29, 2009
Q I'm 23, and when I was young I didn't handle my credit cards well. I've stopped using the cards or shopping unless I need something. But I have a lot of debt. I don't even want to look at it because it makes me sick when I think about paying bills...
| Apr 12, 2009
Can you afford college?
If you've lost your job or watched your college savings vanish, you may be among the countless people lying awake at night, wondering how to say "yes" to college for next fall.
Many families are stunned by annual costs of $20,000...