Blog Profile / Bucks


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Archived Since:November 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Before You Pay for Financial Advice, Read This Guide

Many people turn to financial advisers when they want to ease anxieties about a big money question. Here’s what to ask yourself when choosing a pro.

Wealth Matters: Your Child’s Tuition Is Paid While You’re in Tahiti

Family office administrative services help the wealthy globe-trot without having to worry about household management.

Your Money Adviser: Consumer Groups Take Aim at Navient for Phone Harassment

Six advocacy groups are asking the F.C.C. to address complaints of endless robocalls from Navient, the student loan servicer.

Your Money: He Thought He’d Be Your Rabbi. Now, He’ll Get You a Mortgage.

After rabbinical school, David Frankel was drawn to a very different profession. Second in a series on the intersection of religion and finance.

Connecticut Bill Would Force Fee Disclosures for Teacher Retirement Plans

Providers of 403(b) plans would have to tell customers annually about how much they were paying for their retirement investments.

Sketch Guy: Free Yourself of Your Harshest Critic, and Plow Ahead

You’re too close to your work to be a decent judge of it. So cut the paralyzing self-criticism and instead pour that energy into doing what you do.

The Haggler: Hanging Up His Fedora, the Haggler Bows Out

After eight years of pestering corporations and executives on behalf of consumers, it’s time for retirement.

Retiring: Bright Lights, Big City, Gray Hair: Retiring to Manhattan

Car culture? Cookie-cutter shopping malls? Some retirees are opting for the culturally rich — but superexpensive — life of a New Yorker.

Wealth Matters: Why I Am Giving My Children Their Inheritance Now

Money now is worth more than money later, if you can spare it — and if your adult children are financially responsible.

Your Money Adviser: Want to Buy a Home? Beware: It’s a Seller’s Market

Homeowners are staying put longer than they used to, which has led to a tight supply of houses for sale, particularly in hot markets like Denver.

Your Money: The Monk Who Left the Monastery to Fix Broken Retirement Plans

When colleagues came to Doug Lynam with small balances in expensive 403(b) plans, he decided that his true calling was in finance.

Now, Your Financial Advisers Will Have to Put You First (Sometimes)

A new fiduciary rule, which takes partial effect on Friday, will help investors assess the fees they are charged as well as the motives of the people who guide them.

The Workologist: Stuck in the Middle (With Good Ideas)

Friendships at work are wonderful, but they can cause problems when you feel obligated to solve issues that aren’t your responsibility.

Vocations: Working While Traveling Around the World

Combining wanderlust and a steady job can be done for a year, with planning, permission and at a cost.

How Student Loan Forgiveness Changed Graduates’ Paths

The public service loan forgiveness program is targeted for elimination in the Trump budget. Some beneficiaries tell how it shaped their decisions.

Sketch Guy: Ask the Sketch Guy: Should I Finally Buy Some Bitcoin?

Carl Richards answers a reader’s question about whether he should own Bitcoin. The inquisitor’s friend says he is making big money in the cryptocurrency.

All Our Best Advice on Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

Start with our rent-versus-buy calculator, consider forced savings and maintenance costs, and remember that feelings will play a bigger factor than you think.

Retiring: Mortgages for Seniors? Available, but Exacting

Retirees who have been out of the mortgage-application process for a while might be surprised at all the extra hoops they have to jump through.

Preoccupations: Why I Wrote This Article on Malcolm Gladwell’s Keyboard

Lucky objects can help us perform better if we are fond enough of them. The author’s computer keyboard seemed to fit the bill.

Your Money: Airbnb Is Popular, but Renting Out Your Car? That’s Another Story

There are reasons — accidents, thefts, insurance questions — why lending services like Turo and Getaround for people’s private vehicles haven’t taken off.

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