Is now the time to buy your first home, before rates and prices go up? MintLife’s Matthew Amster-Burton interviewed Jane Hodges, author of “Rent vs. Own,” on how to take a balanced look at this emotional subject.
Should we treat Social Security like an inheritance we might get from an eccentric relative or can we count on it as a reliable form of retirement income? And, how much should we be saving to protect ourselves in case the system goes bust? Read more to find out.
Think of Boston University management professor Zvi Bodie as the cautious dad of the investing world. MintLife’s Matthew Amster-Burton recently talked with Bodie about the new book, how to build a safety net to support your trapeze act and why diversification is overrated.
Matthew Amster-Burton, a MintLife personal finance expert, is answering retirement questions straight from the Mint.com Facebook page. See what he has to say about using retirement savings to purchase a home and how young students and part-time students can start saving for retirement now.
The general sentiment surrounding CDs is that they are investments for risk-adverse retirees. Even if you are a long way from retirement, CDs have some peculiarities that make them worth taking a look at.
Sometimes hiring out the job of managing your investments makes sense, and sometimes you can rely on management apps to get the job done. Are portfolio management apps right for you? And if so, which one should you choose?