We made it through tough year — mostly


We made it through tough year — mostly

The year we wish wasn’t is nearly over, and It’s Only Money is shying away from a year-in-review or -ahead column for the good of readers and its own safety. (1 hour ago)

Try to avoid cashing out 401

Eileen Ambrose — Personal Finance You leave your job, and then face the question of what to do with your 401. If you’re like 46 percent of workers, you will cash out the account even though this money is meant for retirement. (1 hour ago)

Time’s running out on new car, home-buyer tax breaks

If you’re already house-hunting or shopping for a new car, keep an eye on the calendar. Some valuable tax breaks that could save you money are scheduled to expire soon. (19 mins ago)

If a stranger offers a check, watch out

Eileen Ambrose — Personal Finance W ho couldn’t use a windfall these days when money is tight? But that could make us more susceptible to falling for one of the widespread fake-check schemes. (3 hours ago)

Money Savvy Kids

Scrawled in big, pink letters across three envelopes are the words “spend,” “save” and “give.” It’s how second-grader Chloe McLaughlin organizes her $8 allowance. (30 mins ago)

Aig’s Liddy Asks Bonus Recipients To Return Half Of Money

AIG’s Liddy Asks Bonus Recipients To Return Half Of Money (17 secs ago)

SCOTT BURNS : A safe harbor for money?

Do you still praise Treasury Inflation Protected Securities? (24 secs ago)

Money and marriage

She cuts coupons and worries about retirement. He dreams of flat-screen TVs. (44 secs to go)

Money spat with your spouse? Let the downturn help

NEW YORK — She cuts coupons and worries about retirement. He’s dreaming of flat screen TVs. For Melissa and Adam Zipper, residents of Willow Grove, Pa., the recession is laying bare their attitudes about money. (51 mins ago)

The perfect time to invest

I’d like to start investing my money this year, rather than just letting it sit at the bank. However, with the way the world financial crisis is unfolding, I am a bit apprehensive. Some people said wait first before investing in the stock market. Others say take advantage of the low prices now. (1 hour ago)