| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has launched a new standalone website that features local bloggers writing about Central Florida life and the topics that matter to local residents.
Launched Tuesday, www.hypeorlando.com features a growing network of writers who...
| Dec 18, 2011
How much in savings and investments should you have by age 35 or 45? Or, for that matter, at 65 when you're likely to be near retirement?
If you don't know, you have plenty of company. So many figures are bounced about that it's often difficult for...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Until recently, retirement planning focused mostly on helping workers accumulate savings.
Now, the Treasury Department is tackling another aspect: making sure retirees don't run out of money.
The department last week proposed two regulations to make...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:30 AM
You can't figure out how to save more out of your paycheck. You don't even know where the heck your money is going.
There's a solution: You can learn how to manage your money at free classes and one-on-one counseling sessions during South Florida...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:31 PM
A reader in Tuesday's online chat wondered: Should we pay our property taxes in 2011 or wait until 2012?
Certified financial planner Harold Evensky promptly answered back: "You should pay now."
He gave two reasons:
The first is that "the earlier you...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Most Floridians are like those polled in a new survey: They want to cut their debt this year, according to Greg Jensen, a Sunrise-based managing partner of New York Life Insurance CO. that commissioned the poll.
The New York Life Kitchen Table Pulse...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Want to wisely spend, save and invest?
Two free programs are offering money management classes Saturday, with certified financial planners holding one in Hollywood and a credit union sponsoring another in Plantation.
In Hollywood, the financial planners...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
More than 130,000 have already created an online account in the first week since the Social Security Administration opened a site for people to find out how much their estimated Social Security benefits will be once they retire.
Social Security officials...