Used Car
Washington Post, Oct 24, 2019 There’s a battle intensifying in our home. I want to keep my 13-year-old Honda Odyssey. I’ll admit it’s definitely a clunker. For a bit of time the windshield wiper on the rear window wasn’t working, and I had to duct tape it to the window to keep it from swinging Read more »
Long-term insurance victim
The New York Times, Aug 23, 2019 Karen Herzog, a retired high school teacher, bought a long-term care insurance policy 12 years ago because she didn’t want to burden her only daughter if someday she could no longer care for herself. Then a letter arrived in May that complicated her well-laid plan. Her monthly costs Read more »
NYtimes.com
The NY Times, May 31, 2019 The summer after high school graduation inevitably includes monthslong encounters with various to-do lists. Extra-long-sheet purchases and milk crates for future collegians. A résumé for job seekers. Thank-you notes for all. But let me suggest one more itemized offering: a list of financial tasks. If you want to set Read more »
Savings
The Washington Post, May 10, 2019 Former newspaperman Gordon Eliot White wrote me a smart email a few weeks back, responding to my column about how to make your retirement savings last the rest of your life. White had a lot to say about how to save on a relatively small salary (his peak was Read more »
Rentcafe
RENTCafé blog March 27, 2019 Money is always difficult to manage, whether you have a lot or little of it. There are monthly recurring payments, like rent and utilities, transportation, food and countless other purchases we make periodically. If you have roommates some of these expenses are shared, so there is some financial relief. However, this Read more »
badcredit
badcredit.org March 26, 2019 Imagine it’s 2012, and you’re out shopping for a new desk chair for your home office. When you start to think about what kind of chair you can afford, you realize that all of your detailed financial information is stored on a desktop computer at home.You call your significant other to Read more »
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