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Jeff Brown


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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Your Life Insurance Policy Is Probably Thoroughly Out of Date

By Jeff Brown

These policies can stay in place for decades, with people just paying the premium and forgetting about it. Heres why that’s a mistake.

10:00AM 01/22/15

These Are the Best Ways to Use What the Money You're Saving on Gas

By Jeff Brown

Gasoline prices have plummeted by more than $1.50 a gallon since July, and that’s money in the pocket for drivers. 

02:30PM 01/20/15

Here Are the Best Ways to Use the Money You’re Saving on Gas

By Jeff Brown

Gasoline prices have plummeted by more than $1.50 a gallon since July, and that’s money in the pocket for drivers.

10:00AM 01/20/15

4 Things Homebuyers Have to Think About Before Signing the Papers

By Jeff Brown

Consumers clearly realize housing market conditions have improved, but are nervous about buying. Here's what to think about for homebuyer peace of mind.

10:00AM 01/15/15

What It Means for You as Home Price Gap Becomes Biggest Ever

By Jeff Brown

With a pricing gap as large as today's between new and used homes, buyers should think twice about clinging to the desire to own a new one.

10:00AM 01/13/15

How It Can Be a Buyer's, Seller's Housing Market at the Same Time

By Jeff Brown

If neither side can have everything it wants, a market with no ugly surprises is a pretty good compromise.

10:00AM 01/08/15

It's Increasingly Easy to Accomplish Your Financial Resolutions

By Jeff Brown

There are some personal finance goals that have good odds of success — better odds than with trying to lose 40 pounds.

10:00AM 01/06/15

How to Weave a Reverse Mortgage Into Your Retirement Plan

By Jeff Brown

Whatever mix of strategies you settle on, they'll work better if you set up your reverse mortgage line of credit when interest rates are low.

10:00AM 12/30/14

The Essential Reverse Mortgage Trick: Get One Before You Need It

By Jeff Brown

Experts generally say the home ought to be the last asset tapped, but one urges applying now and borrowing later to lock in today’s low interest rates.

10:00AM 12/26/14

How to Handle Your Retirement Fund RMDs at the Last Minute

By Jeff Brown

Reminder: the unwelcome required minimum distributions deadline looms. If you need to act by Dec. 31 and don't, you'll face a whopping penalty.

09:34AM 12/23/14

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