What Jane Says: Real Estate

Do you have “frugal fatigue?” You’re not alone. Pinching pennies becomes exhausting, year after year. You dream of breaking free and buying everything in sight. But tiresome as budgets are, consumers haven’t quit them yet. You threw some money around in December, when credit card use bumped up for the first time since the 2008 […]

How much does it cost to get justice, when a bank forecloses on your house illegally? Thousands of ex-homeowners don’t pursue their rights to a financial settlement because they assume they couldn’t pay the legal fees. In fact, it costs less than you fear. Consumer lawyers take a few cases at no charge. More likely, […]

What’s one of the country’s top New Year’s resolutions? “Get my personal finances on track.” It competes with “Lose five pounds” and way outdoes “Spend more time with family and friends.” If you get control of your money, you might even find it easier to control other niggling issues (like that extra Christmas weight). Here […]

If you’ve been snubbing a reverse mortgage, or counseling your elderly parents against it, take another look. These notoriously expensive loans are now on sale for less You’re right to be careful about the loans. If mis-sold, they can leave you poor – and the press tells plenty of tales about mistakes. On the other […]

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The Number by Lee Eisenberg

THE book to read, when you’re puzzling over how much to save for retirement.

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Jane Bryant Quinn is a nationally known commentator on personal finance, with books and columns read and trusted by millions.
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