I read that at some point in one's senior years, it is better to rent rather than own a home. Is there any merit to this idea in 2012?
Updated: June 16, 2012, - 09:20 PM
QMy wife and I are retired and rely on our investments to supplement our pensions.
Updated: June 09, 2012, - 09:14 PM
Q I have a Stafford student loan, $45,000 with a fixed annual percentage rate of 4.5 percent. Currently this loan is with ACS Education. However, this loan has been sold more than 10 times in the last eight years and I feel that it's a matter of time before it is sold again to another firm.
Updated: June 02, 2012, - 09:16 PM
A recurring theme of these columns is that when it comes to investment returns, fees matter a lot.
Updated: May 24, 2012, - 11:14 PM
QHave a fragile recovery, high gas prices and what seems like endless volatility in the market changed the wisdom of the "no-brainer" portfolio as the long-term mix of investments -- say 25 years in my case -- for a traditional IRA?
Updated: May 12, 2012, - 04:22 PM
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