July23

What Could Go Wrong for Investors?

If you’ve been thinking that stock markets have been pretty quiet this year, you are right. Through the first seven months of the year, none of three major stock market indexes has fallen by more than 5 percent. And one gauge of market movement, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which measures investors’ expectation of the
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July21

#333 Summer Travel Tips with Peter Greenberg

Yes, this is still here, and it will be for a while longer to serve as a reminder that there’s a new place for Jill on Money content – YouTube!  Seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it takes a little outside help (h/t to JOM friend, Joe A!) to recognize the obvious.  So don’t freak out.  Going forward,
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July15

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Q&A

Just in time for the upcoming anniversary of The 1935 Social Security (SS) Act, the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of the Social Security Trustees is out and once again, the news is sobering. “Both Social Security and Medicare face long-term financing shortfalls under currently scheduled benefits and financing.” Additionally, the debate over health
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July15

3 Economic Risks

During her Congressional testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen painted a fairly bright picture of the US economy, stressing a rebound in consumer spending, which should allow the central bank to gradually raise short-term interest rates over the next few years. Investors were heartened to hear that message and drove stocks higher, with the Dow closing
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July14

#332 Making Your Money Last with Larry Stein

Yes, this is still here, and it will be for a while longer to serve as a reminder that there’s a new place for Jill on Money content – YouTube!  Seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it takes a little outside help (h/t to JOM friend, Joe A!) to recognize the obvious.  So don’t freak out.  Going forward,
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July09

KISS for Summer 2017

With Independence Day behind us, the heart of summer has begun. For some, it is the time to disengage from real life issues, like personal financial. For me, it’s time for my annual “KISS” for your money! What is KISS? “Keep It Simple, Stupid” and it’s the perfect mantra for this time of year. Here
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July08

Half Time for the Economy 2017

The better than expected June jobs report and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s upcoming Congressional testimony is a good opportunity to review where the U.S. economy stands at the mid point of 2017. Economic Growth: The broadest measure of economic growth is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Over the past fifty years or so, the economy
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July07

#331 Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons

Yes, this is still here, and it will be for a while longer to serve as a reminder that there’s a new place for Jill on Money content – YouTube!  Seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it takes a little outside help (h/t to JOM friend, Joe A!) to recognize the obvious.  So don’t freak out.  Going forward,
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June30

Credit Scores Likely to Rise

Credit scores recently reached a record high and given changes to the industry, they could continue to rise. According to Fair Isaac Corporation (creator of the widely used FICO score), the average score hit 700 during the spring, the highest since at least 2005. As a reminder, FICO scores range from 300 to 850 and
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June30

#330 Your Independence Day Finance Questions

We’re keeping this blurb here for a while as a reminder that there’s a new place for Jill on Money content – YouTube!  Seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it takes a little outside help (h/t to JOM friend, Joe A!) to recognize the obvious.  So don’t freak out.  Going forward, we’re going to put all our radio and
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