By Allan Roth, CBS MoneyWatch (MoneyWatch) While I pride myself in knowing that I don’t know the future, I also love to look at probabilities. To that end, let’s take a look at my three predictions for 2013, along with my assessment of the probabilities they will be correct. Stocks will rise — 70 percent […]
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By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch News Analysis (MoneyWatch) Among the policies lawmakers are considering as part of the “fiscal cliff” talks in Washington is to change how the government measures inflation in Social Security payments. President Barack Obama has proposed adopting what is known as a “chained” Consumer Price Index, or CPI, as part of […]
By Laura Vanderkam, MoneyWatch Moving to Detroit sounds questionable as a career move — the unemployment rate is in double digits and the city has been in decline for decades. But here’s the thing: You could rent a huge Victorian house — a whole house — in Detroit for a few hundred dollars per month. […]
By Allan Roth, CBS MoneyWatch (MoneyWatch) The foremost question for Americans approaching retirement age is when to start collecting Social Security. It’s a complex topic, and personal finance expert Mike Piper does an excellent job of clarifying the decisions in his short book, Social Security Made Simple. Here are three key points to keep in […]
By Jerry Edgerton, CBS MoneyWatch (MoneyWatch) Delighted drivers are finding lower gas prices at the pump. The national average price for regular is $3.63, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge. Even gas in California, where refinery problems drove the price above $4.50 a gallon, was down to $4.36 — a 21-cent drop in a week. […]
By Kathy Kristof, MoneyWatch.com (MoneyWatch) If you are among the millions of consumers who have embraced mobile banking, you could be putting your financial life at risk. Many consumers make careless errors with their phones that open the door to having con artists steal from their bank accounts, says Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com and […]
(MoneyWatch) The U.S. Department of Education has released its second annual “hall of shame” list of the nation’s most expensive colleges and universities. Congress ordered the Education Department to compile lists of the private and public institutions with the highest tuition in an attempt to embarrass the institutions to rein in runaway price increases. This […]
What are the nation’s most generous colleges and universities? That’s a popular question that heard a lot. It’s also a tricky question to answer. Why? Because whether a college will be generous to a particular family will depend on many factors including how wealthy the teenager is. Some institutions, for example, only give awards to […]
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