| May 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Sweeping generalizations about how men and women think about money have always rubbed me the wrong way. Obviously, these are deeply personal and unique feelings. Still, I like to rely on quantifiable evidence when possible, at the very least to help...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:52 AM
The CEFM Network, formerly the Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries, celebrated its second annual St. Valentine Day dinner/dance Feb. 9 at the Rolling Road Golf Club.
More than 150 guests attended the delicious surf and turf dinner and danced to the...
| Mar 19, 2013
The economy is improving and so is employment, but workers' optimism about a comfortable retirement has fallen to a new low, according to the annual Retirement Confidence Survey released Tuesday.
Just over half of workers say they are either very...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey.
Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund?
A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above.
The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
| Nov 12, 2013
I love gravy.
It perfectly accentuates things like turkey, mashed potatoes and the workplace.
What's that? No, I'm not suggesting cannibalism, though who among us hasn't wondered how that guy from the information technology department might taste...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As someone who has neither a defined pension plan nor a government provided plan, I am totally fed up with the budget and debt ceiling battles in Washington ("Opening round in funding fight," Sept. 20). Like millions of Americans, my previous employers...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:21 AM
As couples near retirement age together they often joke about their hopes not to drive each other crazy.
But there is some truth behind the jest. After decades of being married and having separate careers and sometimes different schedules, the reality...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Financial planners like to see smooth waters for clients in their 50s: saving lots in the best earning years of one's career, avoiding new debt, paying off the mortgage by retirement or soon thereafter.
Instead, Christopher and Robyn Reagan of South...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Re: the letter to the editor, “Angry at DePompa’s double-dip,” April 10. There is nothing inherently wrong in deciding to cease working every day but still continue to work part-time for your former employer, whether private or...