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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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Mortgage and Housing Outlook at Midyear Is a Muddle

By Jeff Brown

Loan applicants should do all they can to polish credit records and raise credit scores in a market where neither buyers nor sellers are in a rush.

10:00AM 07/08/14

When It Makes Sense to Take a Loan From Your 401(k)

By Jeff Brown

Experts typically caution against taking loans from the 401(k), but the strategy has its good points.

10:00AM 07/01/14

Your Home Investment Has Returned Zero in 10 Years

By Jeff Brown

With the big gains of the past couple of years, the average U.S. home is now worth what it was in 2004.

10:13AM 06/26/14

Fewer Cash Home Sales Is a Good Sign

By Jeff Brown

A high percentage of cash buyers means there are not enough traditional homebuyers -- such as young marrieds -- suggesting a good economy.

10:00AM 06/24/14

Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Worth the Risk?

By Jeff Brown

Lower payments obviously means more money in your pocket. But if that's what matters to you, consider it a red flag.

10:00AM 06/19/14

You're in High School and Starting an IRA

By Jeff Brown

No teen wants to think about retirement. But with their first true 'earned income" comes the opportunity to open an IRA.

10:00AM 06/17/14

The Best Ways to Handle Earnings From Your Summer Job

By Jeff Brown

Whether it's lifeguarding, flipping burgers or sprucing up the landscape, a summer job can give a teen or early 20-something exposure to working life -- and a start on savings.

10:00AM 06/12/14

Get Ready Now for When You Can't Handle Your Money

By Jeff Brown

One in 10 men and one in five women will suffer dementia, and for those who live past 85, the figure soars to 50%.

10:00AM 06/09/14

The New Grads' Guide to 401(k)s

By Jeff Brown

A graduate starting a first adult-world job can face a raft of unfamiliar issues. Starting the 40- or 50-year process of saving for retirement is one not to mess up.

10:00AM 06/05/14

This May Be the Time to Buy a Vacation Home

By Jeff Brown

Unfortunately, vacation homes are really for people with plenty of money. Lending standards are tight, and you need a big down payment or to pay cash.

10:00AM 06/03/14

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