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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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Forced to Tap IRA? You Might Be Able to Save Big From Roth Conversion

By Jeff Brown

Unfortunately, Uncle Sam requires that you start IRA withdrawals after turning 70.5, whether you want to or not, and to pay taxes if you transfer the money instead.

05:32AM 10/14/14

6 Steps Your Household Can Take to Make Up for Slow Wage Growth

By Jeff Brown

Wages could pick up if an economic surge and falling unemployment were to increase competition for workers. But don't hold your breath.

05:37AM 10/09/14

Stop Thinking About Risk Tolerance, Try Risk Capacity Instead

By Jeff Brown

Are you asking what's your risk tolerance for retirement saving? It's the wrong question.

06:22AM 10/07/14

You Need to Know This Bright Side to Slower Home Value Gains

By Jeff Brown

Think about a home as being more like a bond than a stock and that makes today's returns look pretty decent.

05:59AM 10/02/14

In Better Homeowner Market, 19% Still 'Under-Equitied,' Barely Above Water

By Jeff Brown

Of 44 million residential properties with positive equity, approximately 9 million have less than 20% equity and 1.3 million of those have less than 5%.

06:18AM 09/30/14

How Skyrocketing Student Loans Are Hurting the Real Estate Market

By Jeff Brown

It's tough to buy a home if you're already shouldering a lot of debt, and student debt has soared to $1.1 trillion from $241 billion in the past 11 years.

09:29AM 09/25/14

Student Debt Taking About $83B From Real Estate Market This Year

By Jeff Brown

It's tough to buy a home if you're already shouldering a lot of debt, and student debt has soared to $1.1 trillion from $241 billion in the past 11 years.

07:23AM 09/25/14

For the National Housing Market, Local Info Is the Only Info

By Jeff Brown

The national housing market seems to be returning to normal -- which means there really is no national housing market.

06:53AM 09/22/14

Housing Market Is Back Like Old Times -- Local Info Is the Only Info

By Jeff Brown

As the housing recession recedes further, the largely uniform performance of local markets is also fading. So you'd bone up on your local market to buy or sell.

06:16AM 09/22/14

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

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