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Forget Flowers – Get Money Powers

Financial power is a far more valuable commodity than all the hearts and flowers sent on Valentine’s Day. Proof comes...

How Long Will You Live?

Here’s a personal question: How long do you think you’ll live? Most people will roll their eyes, believing that only...

Advantage Crunch Arrives

Medicare Advantage is causing huge losses for insurers like Humana, which recently reported a surprising loss, attributed to higher spending...

T-Bills beat CDs

U.S. Treasury Bill interest rates are still mostly higher than the comparable bank CDs. As of February 21, 2024, the...

All Good News . . .But

The good news is in the headlines. On the same day that the S&P 500 stock index hit all-time highs,...

Is Bitcoin for You?

Bitcoin is making headlines, as the regulators have finally approved a way to “invest” that doesn’t require a crypto wallet,...

New FAFSA

There’s a problem with FAFSA. If you’re a high school senior now applying for college, you should already be in...

10 Money Tips to Do NOW!

You started the year with such good intentions. But did you write down the most important things to accomplish in...

Fraud vs. Scams

Don’t count on your bank to replace your money if you’ve been taken by a scam. It all depends on...

The Gift of Financial Organization

The gift of financial peace of mind is priceless. And it all starts with organization. Instead of waking up in...

Extended! Student Loan Year-End Deadline

Update 12/19: The Admnistration just extended the year-end deadline for all borrowers by 4 months -- until April 30, 2023....

Planning for a Disabled Child or Adult

Could you make a financial plan to provide for three instead of just two life time retirements? That’s exactly the...

Know What You Own

Long ago, when Americans mostly owned stocks and mutual funds in accounts of retirement plans and IRAs, December was known...

Know What You Own

Long ago, when Americans mostly owned stocks and mutual funds in accounts outside of retirement plans and IRAs, December was...

Thanksgiving — and beyond

At this time of year the headlines are filled with “holiday shopping deals” as stores advertise the best prices on...

Charity Contributions from IRA RMD

It’s the season of the year when thoughts turn to charitable gifts and IRA required minimum distributions. With deference to...

Social Security Horror Stories — The Book & Website

Social Security is clawing back $21.6 Billion in mistaken overpayments to elderly retirees and disabled people because the agency miscalculated...

I-Bond Rate Update (and some advice!)

Remember when you rushed to buy Series I bonds a year ago, before November 1, 2022, to get that astounding...

The Wizard of Fed

Every Fed meeting is second-guessed by the markets –and the latest is no exception. No one can deny the power...

Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage

As Medicare open enrollment continues through December 7, it appears those media commercials for Advantage plans are working. Now, more...

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