QI'm selling my house and buying a new one, something of an upgrade. I'll have about $100,000 left from my sale, and the new house is $250,000. I earn $90,000, I don't have much other debt, but my retirement savings are not great.
Updated: May 05, 2012, - 03:37 PM
Ah, it was down to the wire with my taxes.
Updated: April 24, 2012, - 10:41 PM
Investing dominates most discussions of retirement planning. How much are you saving in your 401(k), 403(b) and similar retirement savings plans? What's your asset allocation in the portfolio, your mix of stocks, bonds, and cash?
Updated: April 14, 2012, - 04:42 PM
Q It sounds like you are a believer in Standard & Poor's index funds because of the fees. Is that correct, and if so, do you recommend any in particular? I have heard that Vanguard is good, and they charge 0.17 percent.
Updated: April 07, 2012, - 09:34 PM
Q My husband is 63 and I am 62 and we are starting to look into buying long-term care insurance. The annual premium really is quite expensive. I was wondering if you had any words of wisdom for us.
Updated: March 31, 2012, - 05:13 PM
In recent weeks we've gotten a number of questions about annuities. The annuity market is a complex universe with seemingly countless variations and shades of products. I thought it would be useful to lay out a perspective on annuities in this column.
Updated: March 17, 2012, - 03:37 PM
QThank you for the Feb. 18th column on estate planning. Could you provide some starting points for the person willing to take the next steps?
Updated: March 10, 2012, - 04:32 PM
I reached into the e-mail bag and took two questions for this week. Keep the questions coming. I love to hear from you.
Updated: March 03, 2012, - 03:57 PM
We all know that Americans are living longer than earlier generations. Sometimes, it seems that the demographic gray wave evokes fears of a society crowded with the elderly people -- ''sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.''
Updated: February 18, 2012, - 09:14 PM