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.

Recent Articles By The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

Millennials Could Benefit From the Flexibility of Taxable Investing

Millennials Could Benefit From the Flexibility of Taxable Investing

Millennials get it: save early and often. Taxable accounts offer flexibility and other benefits of special value to young investors, features not found in retirement-oriented accounts.

How Skyrocketing Student Loans Are Hurting the Real Estate Market

How Skyrocketing Student Loans Are Hurting the Real Estate Market

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.

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

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

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