Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
Most aspiring opera singers must find ways to pay the bills and student loans while aiming for the stage. Some get day jobs, more than a few go to Europe. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the operatic paycheck.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
"I would say that financial education is a civil right." — Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, on the inspiration behind her startup that pairs users with certified financial planners.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Helaine Olen, blogger for Forbes and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, takes a hard look at the personal finance industry and questions some of its practices.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Financial planner Carl Richards talks about why people make the same financial mistakes over and over. In The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, he aims to help people to review those mistakes, identify their personal behavior gaps, and avoid them in the future. He’ll also talk about why he thinks most of us have too much stuff, why it’s bad, and what we can do about it.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Tax-advantaged accounts like the 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are popular ways to invest money for retirement, but unlike traditional pension plans, these plans require people to manage their investment strategies yourselves. Eleanor Laise, Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and Anthony Webb, research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discuss how these plans work, how best to manage them, and how to plan—and save—for retirement.
Friday, May 11, 2012
This week we'll find out about credit reports and credit scores and how to manage them effectively. Jeffrey Blyskal, senior editor of Consumer Reports, joins us to explain how they work and what they mean.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. Does it change your behavior? Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, discusses the possible effects of this decision on the financial habits of individuals.
Monday, June 27, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Since New York's legislature voted to make gay marriage legal, accountants say they've been inundated with calls from same sex couples asking for for advice. While there are benefits to tying the knot, those considering it should also consider the drawbacks.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Unfortunately, Americans have always been terrible at saving: There have been lots of surveys and statistics that have proven this through the years. But a new survey provides shocking evidence that not only do many people not have any emergency savings on hand, they don’t even have a Plan B – no credit, no family to rely on, no belongings to pawn. They are the “financially fragile.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Kimberly Palmer, US News personal finance columnist and author of Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back, offers advice about personal finances for recent college graduates just starting out in the real world.
Recent college graduates: Do you have money questions--about credit cards, student loan repayment, saving goals, etc? Or parents of recent grads: Do you have questions about what kind of financial advice to give? Give us a call with you questions or ask them here!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes, explain how principals of economics can be applied to improving marriage and relationships. They’re joined by Jessica Grose, who has written a series on Slate.com on how couples manage their finances.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Wondering how the new tax laws will affect you? Need to get your personal finances in order? CPA and host of "Greenberg News" on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia, Brian Greenberg is taking tax questions.
According to Greenberg, most people won't see much of a change in their tax bills on April 15, 2011—the "new" law is really a continuation of what's been going on for the past two years.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Being an artist is a gamble in itself. The chances of making it big are slim. But a group of professionals have gotten together to reduce the risks. Founders of the Artist Pension Trust hope to provide financial security and retirement funds by holding works created ...