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

Why You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear

Why You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear

A decline in cash home sales is good news, but cash deals will continue to make sense for some. And there are other options to consider.

Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid

Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid

More homeowners think it's time for a home equity loan, thanks to rising home values and persistently low interest rates, and now they have more options.

If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics

If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics

The older you get, the more you're likely to spend on health care, because Medicare doesn't cover everything. So how do you plan for that?

Why Buying Bonds With Negative Yield Isn’t as Weird as It Sounds

Why Buying Bonds With Negative Yield Isn’t as Weird as It Sounds

While a first for Germany, other countries have sold negative yield bonds from time to time, and it's better than money in a mattress.

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

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

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