What Jane Says: Savings & Debt

What’s a struggling (and angry) investor to do, in the face of a government shutdown and threatened default? An artificial financial crisis (not based on fundamentals) cooked up entirely for political gain. Prior to the shutdown, the economy was gathering steam — more jobs, higher profits, more homebuilding, low interest rates, low inflation, higher stock […]

Do you own a variable annuity with lifetime income benefits? Did you buy it in the years before the financial meltdown? You have a terrific contract that your insurance company might be trying to take away. Don’t let them do it. In the early and middle ‘00’s. insurers competed vigorously for your retirement money. They […]

For investors, money market mutual funds are handy. You can use them as a parking place when you’re moving money from one investment to another. Many of us also use the funds as ready cash reserves. We pay our normal bills with online (or paper) checking accounts and reach into our money funds for unusual expenses. We’re […]

I’ve always thought that part of the struggle to pay for college comes from the ingrained belief that you should stretch for the “best” schools, or “dream schools,” regardless of the size of the loans you’ll have to take on. But students can get a fine education at all kinds of schools, including those with low net […]

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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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