| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In the world of personal finance, there is rarely something new under the sun. That's why lots of ears perked up during the State of the Union address on January 28 when President Obama announced a new kind of retirement savings. He called it the MyRA --...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Looking back five years since the stock market bottomed out, you could glean a lesson or two from the stock market's plunge and subsequent recovery.
By March 2009, few investments had come through the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a full-throated defense of the government's collection of data on billions of American phone calls, saying Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s practices have safeguarded the nation without trampling...
| Feb 22, 2014
We know where the time has gone, so stop asking. Where has the money gone?
Let's try to minimize regret, and maximize assets, in 2014 with some basic guidance from Don Taylor, a financial columnist for Bankrate.com who is also a financial planner with a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt.
Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
| Feb 22, 2014
Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy this year largely hinges on significant cuts to city workers' pensions and retiree health benefits — actions vehemently fought by public employee unions — as well as decreased payments to bondholders,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The juxtaposition of two seemingly unrelated events this week ought to have taxpayers recoiling in horror.
Both events involved schemes by politicians to grab "upfront cash" to make themselves look good while in office, so that when most of the bills...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
NEW YORK – The prospect of a U.S. debt default has unnerved investors, corporate executives and foreign leaders.
What's so troubling about Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Thursday? Here are basic facts about the debt...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money.
| Oct 30, 2013
Anticipating the Securities and Exchange Commission's actions can feel like waiting for Godot. The SEC has been sitting on a petition for a new rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose to shareholders what corporate funds are spent on...
| Oct 25, 2013
For months it was a matter of intense speculation: Who would President Obama nominate to chair the Federal Reserve? Now that he has named Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair and an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, maybe we can move on to...