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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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Investors Turning to Dividend-Paying Stocks See Benefits of Buybacks, But Must Heed Caveats

By Jeff Brown

One cause for worry: Companies tend to be much more aggressive with share repurchases at exactly the wrong time.

09:07AM 02/26/15

How to Withdraw Money in Retirement for Most Flexibility, Least Taxes

By Jeff Brown

The cardinal rule: Start by taking your required minimum distribution from any traditional 401(k)s or IRAs, then do what it takes to avoid a higher tax bracket.

10:00AM 02/24/15

We Still Aren't Recovered From Financial Crash, but Give It 2 More Years

By Jeff Brown

By May 2017 the median home price should exceed its pre-recession peak, a study says, but a very slow recovery can be good news.

10:00AM 02/19/15

Year of 401(k), IRA 'Leakage' Costs Us About 25% of Our Retirement Money

By Jeff Brown

Recent articles and studies raise questions about our standard approach to investing for the young, with non-financial 401(k) withdrawals being part the problem.

05:24PM 02/17/15

Car Shopping? Here Are Automakers Proving They Want You Buying New at 0%

By Jeff Brown

This might be the time to get your shiny new car. Loan rates on new cars are at the lowest in years, but prices are rising.

10:00AM 02/12/15

Stocks Are Overpriced, So Stop Assuming Your Long-Term Returns Will Be Fine

By Jeff Brown

Here are some experts' best investing assumptions for 2015 and beyond. First comes a suggestion to ratchet down market-return projections somewhat.

10:00AM 02/10/15

Reverse Mortgage Rules Become More Like Regular Mortgages in March

By Jeff Brown

Starting March 2, borrowers will have to show they have the resources to keep up with property taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums.

10:00AM 02/05/15

Here's Why Index Investing May Actually Be Fine in Rocky Times

By Jeff Brown

Common wisdom and common sense say the same thing: Index-style investing is best when markets are calm, but active investing may have the edge when they aren't.

10:00AM 02/03/15

Low-End Housing Boost Means Millennials Moving Out of the Basement

By Jeff Brown

More lower-end home sellers help meet demand from entry-level buyers, then re-enter the market in search of a slightly pricier homes.

10:00AM 01/29/15

How to Decide Whether to Refinance Your Home's Mortgage Now

By Jeff Brown

Much to the experts' surprise, the U.S. may be on the verge of another refinancing boom. Should you take part?

10:15AM 01/27/15

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