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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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'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

Why Mortgage REITs Are Only for Those Willing to Risk

By Jeff Brown

For yield-starved investors, the attractions of a mortgage REIT can be mouthwatering, but high returns always come with risk.

10:00AM 08/28/14

Why This Is a Good Time to Buy or Sell a Home

By Jeff Brown

'Distressed' home sales are down and prices are up. But since they're not likely to go up by much, buyers can take time to shop carefully.

10:00AM 08/26/14

We're Just Not That Into Our 401(k)s

By Jeff Brown

When it comes long-term relationships with their 401(k)s, workers, it seems, are kind of like bad boyfriends.

01:10PM 08/21/14

Rebound in Condo Construction, Sales Means Most-Sensitive Buyers Are Back in Market

By Jeff Brown

Since condos are kind of a canary in the coal mine, a return to form for condos is good news for real estate in general.

10:00AM 08/19/14

How to Choose Your Kid’s College Car

By Jeff Brown

A new car is a lot for a family stretching to meet the soaring costs of college. If you’d sensibly prefer to buy used, here are some key shopping criteria.

09:00AM 08/14/14

6 Steps to Rebalancing Your Portfolio After a Long Stock Run-Up

By Jeff Brown

It's been easy to ignore expert advice to rebalance, but an all-in commitment to stocks is probably too risky now for all but the youngest savers.

10:00AM 08/12/14

Are Millennials Cheating Themselves by Buying Homes Later?

By Jeff Brown

There's a strong case that in the past many young people leapt into home ownership too young. A little more caution isn't necessarily a bad thing.

10:00AM 08/07/14

What the Surveys Don't Say About Your Retirement Income Needs

By Jeff Brown

Being free of the rat race is, by itself, many say, one of the most satisfying aspects of retirement.

10:00AM 08/05/14

Lock Up Your Money in Big Down Payment, Get Big Returns

By Jeff Brown

It sounds like an out-and-out scam, but it's not. Yields of 8% or maybe more are available guaranteed if you tie your money up for years or even decades.

10:00AM 07/31/14

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