Some investing decisions don’t fit neatly into a spreadsheet. If you’re taking more career risk, it might be smart to keep more money in cash right now.
As he approaches retirement age, the author of several books about retirement looks back on the advice he dispensed and modifies it a bit.
People who make themselves indigent to qualify for Medicaid are sometimes criticized. But consider the nuances of the situation, and other alternatives.
Some people who take luxury vacations feel the need to give equal treatment to their dogs and cats, who now have resorts of their own.
The Sketch Guy asks readers to suggest things that they — and many others — are doing with their money right now that might not actually be safe.
The best way to offset high college costs is to save. But doing that is easier said than done. Here are some tips for making saving easier.
They are marketed aggressively, and some are very pricey. But depending on where you live, the investment could be worthwhile.
Leaders of family foundations who have spent a lifetime funding things dear to their hearts often learn that their children have their own ideas. So what to do?...
Where do you go when stocks and bonds are too rich? Commodities, at least price-wise, might offer an answer despite their volatility.
Want to save elephants? Try stonemasonry? Return to school? People approaching retirement sometimes take breaks more associated with youth.
You may not want to read a weighty tome on finance right now. But how about a novel, with financial lessons embedded in it? Here are three choices.
Big cuts to Medicaid are still in the Senate’s health insurance bill. How might you pay for your care in old age if the government can’t or won’t?...
A reader thinks the Sketch Guy’s time-tracking will wring the fun out of life. He responds that the goal is simply to better match action with intention.
A report ranks 10 prominent H.S.A.s on their suitability for those who use them to pay current bills or those who invest in them for retirement care.
For some of this year’s Carnegie Medal winners, following their passions is the key to choosing their causes.
As the Senate prepares to once again take up its health care deliberations, Medicaid is on the chopping block. Will it be able to pay for your care someday?...
An activity tracker helped the Sketch Guy discover how much time he was frittering away. But now he is equipped to make changes.
The explosion in index-tracking E.T.F.s and soaring tech stocks have put traditional mutual fund managers like those at Parnassus Investments on the defensive.
Here’s how the various Republican health care bills germinating in Congress might affect Medicaid — and how they could reduce your options in old age.
An old and trusted indicator in the bond market is warning about possible trouble ahead in the economy and the stock market.
For high earners who qualify to set aside money for a future payout, there are pluses and minuses. No two situations are the same.
Rubbing elbows with famous foodies is part of the allure of the spring and summer food festival circuit, where access is sometimes auctioned off.
An industry has sprouted to help Muslims who choose halal investing, which is guided by Islamic rules and principles.
Is financial wellness the employee benefit of the future? SunTrust Banks thinks so, and it wants to expand its personal finance checkup program.