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Jeff Brown

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Jeff Brown's personal finance columns have appeared in many newspapers. He has blogged for The New York Times and PBS' Nightly Business Report. He also writes regularly for Knowledge@Wharton, the business journal at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Are Waterfront Homes Really Worth 2 to 7 Times the Inland Price?

By Jeff Brown

If buyers are willing to pay, these homes are worth the premium — but potential buyers are nonetheless wise to consider some issues.

05:59AM 09/18/14

Mutual Fund Investors: Beware of Undeserved Year-End Tax Bills

By Jeff Brown

Mutual fund investors need to watch out for an unexpected, and in some respects undeserved, tax bill.

10:01AM 09/17/14

Watch Out for Mutual Fund Tax on Gains You Never Received

By Jeff Brown

Mutual fund investors need to watch out for an unexpected and in some respects undeserved tax bill in any investing between now and the year's end.

07:44AM 09/17/14

Paying Student Loans on Time Can Boost Your Credit Rating

By Jeff Brown

College students can now look at the bright side of their debt burdens: Paying on time can boost a young person's credit rating.

07:00AM 09/11/14

Why Your Massive Student Loan Debt Is Kind of a Good Thing

By Jeff Brown

College students can now look at the bright side of their debt burdens: Paying on time can boost a young person’s credit rating.

06:13AM 09/11/14

Your Credit Score Has Just Been Given a Boost: FICO Score Mercy

By Jeff Brown

Tough lending standards introduced after the financial crisis have barred millions with tarnished credit from buying a home, trading up or refinancing. But there's good news on the way.

03:51PM 09/10/14

FICO Credit Scores Will Be More Forgiving of Medical Debt

By Jeff Brown

Someone with a history of collection actions for medical bills should see a bump of 25 points, which could make the difference between being denied a loan and getting one.

10:00AM 09/09/14

The 3 Kinds of Homeowners Who Can Still Refinance

By Jeff Brown

It's true: Fewer and fewer homeowners can profit from refinancing. But that doesn't mean everyone.

10:00AM 09/04/14

The 3 Kinds of Owners Who Can Still Refinance

By Jeff Brown

By now most homeowners know that the refinance ship has sailed. Or has it?

08:24AM 09/04/14

'Lock-In Effect' Looms as Rising Mortgage Rates Bring Lower Sales

By Jeff Brown

Homeowners become reluctant to move for a job, school or more space for a family, reducing demand and dampening gains in home values.

10:00AM 09/02/14

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