Ron Lieber

Personal Finance for The New York Times

Ron Lieber appears in the following:

The Typical American Millionaire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

According to new figures, about 10 million U.S. households now have a net worth of over $1 million. But that money doesn't mean what it used to. What's the reality behind that number?

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Chores, Allowance & After-School Jobs For Your Kids

Monday, February 16, 2015

New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber explains his approach to chores, allowance and after-school jobs for kids of all ages.

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It’s February. Do You Know Where Your New Year’s Resolutions Are?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Making changes at work and at home takes time and commitment. Here’s how you can do it.


How to Explain Inequality to Your Kids

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Brian Lehrer Show's series on kids and money kicks off with a discussion about how friendships across class lines can help children understand inequality in society.

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Ron Lieber Responds to Takeaway Listeners' Job Stories

Friday, March 16, 2012

This week and last we asked you about your job and you responded with a flurry of calls. Takeaway listeners told us stories about loving and hating their jobs, having to relocate to find work, taking second and third jobs, and having to cut their own pay as small business owners. The economy may be improving, but many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet.

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Deceptive Average Daily Balance-Based Fees

Monday, January 30, 2012

Many banks charge a fee if a minimum balance isn't maintained in a checking account. Frequently this is calculated in terms of an "average daily balance", a running total of where an account holder stands every day in maintaining that minimum average. But no bank provides a way for account holders to track it themselves, nor provide the metric they use. And, as The New York Times has noted, banks frequently don't calculate the average until the end of the month.

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Setting Priorities for Your DIY Bailout

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In the aftershocks of the financial crisis and with billions of dollars flying in stimulus, TARP, and other tools, have you been left wondering where your bailout is? Takeaway contributor, Beth Kobliner has gotten that question a lot: she's the author of “Get a Financial Life.”


In Face of Scrutiny, Banks Find New Ways to Keep Old Fees

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Buyer beware: your bank may be trying to protect its revenue stream in the face of increased government scrutiny by adding unnecessary fees to financial instruments like your debit card. A report in today's New York Times says banks are beginning to aggressively market products like automatic overdraft protection fees. Without these fees, banks stand to lose some $20 billion annually.

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Your Money

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New York Times business columnist Ron Lieber has a few suggestions on how investors can survive the current economic climate. He’ll be taking your calls today at 212-433-WNYC.

You can read Lieber’s "Your Money" columns in the Times here.

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Sticking Together

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ron Lieber, "Your Money" columnist at the New York Times, discusses the etiquette of helping friends who have lost their jobs or are going through hard financial times.

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A Friend In Need…

Monday, March 23, 2009

A tough economy can mean awkward encounters with friends. If your friend has been laid off, what’s the best way to help? Ron Lieber, "Your Money" columnist at the New York Times, has tips. Plus, twenty years after the Exxon Valdez spill, a portrait of Exxon, an oil and gas ...

Taxing Questions

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A number of recent politicians are making news for not paying their taxes. Ron Lieber, the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times, and Cindy Hockenberry, research coordinator with the National Association of Tax Professionals, talk about why so many prominent people seem to ...

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