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The Savings Game
For years, The Savings Game has laid down the basic principles of prudent financial planning and helped readers educate themselves about saving and investing. Columnists Elliot Raphaelson and Anya Kamenetz continue this tradition with fresh insights.
Elliot Raphaelson: Former bank executive, lecturer and Florida court mediator, Raphaelson has decades of experience observing the mistakes that savers and investors make.
Anya Kamenetz: Author of the popular book "Generation Debt," Kamenetz is an expert on the financial challenges facing young adults.
The Savings Game Samples
Are options a type of security conservative investors should consider out of their league? An option is a contract that grants the buyer the right to transact a specified asset at a fixed price before a specified date.
My husband and I are house hunting. It's not just our imagination: Homes in many parts of the country are getting less affordable than ever. After the 2008 crash, luckily many of us have been cured of any aspiration to be "house poor."
It is no secret that corporations have been eliminating defined-benefit retirement plans in favor of defined-contribution plans.
When you do estate planning, it is important to understand both federal and state estate tax laws, as well as state inheritance laws.
In a September column, I discussed the three major ways to get out of default on a student loan: repayment, consolidation and rehabilitation.
Between the rocky rollout of Obamacare and the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, it's been a jittery season for finances. We live in a time when there are more avenues than ever for learning about what to do with your finances.
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