- Frequency: 1/wk
- Release date: Tuesdays
- Moves with art: No
- Moves with multimedia: No
- Available: International, U.S. & Canada
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
Recently, I asked on Facebook for some money questions to answer in this column. Of those who have rewards credit cards, 57.4 percent have cash-back cards, making them the most popular type of rewards program.
The average person is paying over $70 a month on their cell phone bill. With those kinds of prices, it's infuriating to realize that small-time scammers may be sneaking extra charges into the fine print. How do you avoid having this happen to you?
When most individuals prepare for retirement, they count on three streams of income: employer-administered retirement plans, typically a defined-benefit plan and defined-contribution plan such as a 401; independent savings and investment; and Soci...
If you have an employer-based 401 retirement plan, you almost certainly have the option of a target-date fund. Target date funds are justifiably popular because they are just so simple.
Long-term investors should not have a significant amount of money invested in Treasury bills, money market instruments or garden variety savings accounts.
No one can predict the future, but there are many reasons to believe that in the coming years, retirees will not be as well off as their predecessors.
Licensing and Reprints
TMS Licensing: We license popular cartoon characters, puzzles and content from renowned creators for print, interactive, TV and film, mobile and board games. TMS also licenses unique commentary in politics, travel, health, business and other categories.
TMS reprints: We grant websites, newsletters, books and other publications permission to reprint any of the 150-plus columns, cartoons, magazine articles, photos and graphics found in our catalog. This content also can be used in corporate communications and training materials.