If we allow Patriot, Peabody and Arch to renege on their promises to their workers, retirees and widows, we'll be failing our fellow Americans.
Today, life in adulthood and beyond is far more like rafting down a twisting, turning whitewater river. Its length is uncertain -- you might live 70, 90 or 110 years -- and new challenges, opportunities, discoveries, and potential surprises are around each bend.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 6, 2013 edition.) This spring, thirteen Crescent City residents completed a year of ...
You want to retire overseas, for instance -- to that sublime stretch of beach or sun-dappled colonial village -- but your significant other says "no way, Jose." Whatever can you do?
There are many sources of stress in a mother's life. To ease her finance-related stress, here are five ideas for the whole family.
When we pictured ourselves living in Costa Rica, we pictured, well, I'm not quite sure, but it certainly wasn't living in a house that looked like it might be in Florida or Cali.
I opened my credit card bill today. Yikes! It's almost $10,000. I'm stunned. How did I let it get so out of hand? I should know better. I'm in the ban...
If public pensions are run professionally why did the SEC vote in 2009 to curb "pay to play" practices among public sector pension managers?
Seventy-seven million baby boomers have entered or are approaching retirement. Social Security will make up the bulk of the income most of these seniors will have at their disposal. As our private retirement system continues to underperform and Medicare premiums rise, cutting Social Security COLAs based on a false premise is bad policy.
When it comes to planning for retirement, most Americans could stand to brush up on their financial knowledge a bit, but it's especially important for unmarried women. Here's what you should know.
When making your own plan for retirement overseas, the starting point -- the key to the success of the adventure -- is to be honest with yourself as to what kind of lifestyle you're after.
While it is tempting to splurge on your tax refund, dedicating a significant portion of your refund to savings is a great way to establish and/or strengthen your personal economy to weather financial emergencies. Start stretching your tax refund by doing the following.
Integrity is a two-way street. There are many types of bankruptcy. Financial is one, moral is quite another.
Many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy.
Over the last 11 years of living throughout Latin America, we've missed lots of things we had back in the States. Just one example... roasted red peppers packed in olive oil. Eight brands in the supermarket back home... none in the first two countries we lived in.
The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.