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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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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

How Stagnant Wages Have Trapped the Housing Market

By Jeff Brown

Prices are up enough to make buying a home too expensive, but still too low to get more homes onto the market. What happens when mortgage rates rise?

10:00AM 05/29/14

Which Documents You Can Ignore When Buying a Home

By Jeff Brown

Buying a home takes a blizzard of paper, but some are less important than others (even if they can't be ignored completely).

10:00AM 05/27/14

How Much Income Do You Need for a Home? It's Easiest in Cleveland

By Jeff Brown

There are two ways to look at what income homebuyers need, simple and hard. But either way, Cleveland is cheapest out of 27 metro areas.

10:00AM 05/22/14

Why Mutual Fund Fees Seem to Be Dropping (but Aren't)

By Jeff Brown

Thank a soaring stock market and investors who seek out lower-fee funds for a statistic that's a little less meaningful than it seems.

10:00AM 05/20/14

8 Pieces of Advice Grads Will Need for the Rest of Their Lives

By Jeff Brown

Don't fall behind on your student loans. Don't buy a new car -- in fact, you probably shouldn't buy a car at all. And don't worry if investing seems like an alien world.

10:00AM 05/15/14

Finally, Homeowners Are Ready to Sell

By Jeff Brown

A Fannie Mae survey found those saying it was a good time to sell at an all-time high of 42%, while those saying it was a good time to buy stayed at 69%.

10:00AM 05/13/14

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