Thu, July 15, 2010
Stock Market Volatility Redux
When it comes to the stock market, are we back to the future? Volatility has returned, with the S&P 500 up big one week, down big the next. So what do these moves suggest? Is a global double-dip ...
Thu, June 17, 2010
Tax Tips for the 2010 Graduate
Tax Tips for the 2010 Graduate
For many recent college graduates, this summer marks the start of their professional careers. And with that, comes the all-to-dreaded ...
Thu, May 20, 2010
Getting Back to Basics
Though payrolls increased in April, unemployment edged up, as hopeful job seekers flooded back into the job market. Yet despite increased payrolls, a troubling trend is emerging: the number of ...
Tue, March 23, 2010
The Tax Code and Wishful Thinking
(Doug Keegan's Making Cents reports on personal finance air on Lincoln Radio Journal. www.lincolnradiojournal.com.)
Its tax time again. And for some of us, that ...
Fri, February 26, 2010
Protecting Against Elder Financial Abuse
According to a 2009 MetLife Mature Market Institute study, elder financial abuse costs victims an estimated $2.6 billion annually. The typical victim - a female over 75 who lives alone, is ...
Fri, January 29, 2010
Navigating the Long Term Care Maze
For seniors, the single greatest risk to their retirement security is an unexpected long-term care expense, especially where there is a surviving spouse. Some chose to self-insure while others ...
Mon, December 28, 2009
Investing Within the Context of Volatility
Since 2000, the volatility in the stock market has been staggering, with the 10-year return on the S&P 500 Index virtually flat. So what are investors to do? What steps should be considered? Are ...
Fri, December 04, 2009
2009 Year-End Tax Moves
As the New Year rapidly approaches, it's time again to think about year-end tax moves. With unemployment above 10% and the economy in recession, Congress has been very busy passing new tax ...
Fri, November 06, 2009
Optimizing Social Security Benefits
Fri, October 09, 2009
Making Cents of Roth IRA Conversions
This is a transcript of Doug Keegan's Making Cents segment on this week's Lincoln Radio Journal:
Beginning in 2010, the rules surrounding Roth conversions will ...
Fri, September 11, 2009
Reverse Mortgages: Opportunity and Risk
(This is a transcript of Doug Keegan's Making Cents segment heard every month on Lincoln Radio Journal. www.lincolnradiojournal.com
Wed, August 12, 2009
Making Cents: How Much to Spend on Your New Car
Doug, you wanted to take this opportunity to not only give us an update on the cash for clunkers program, but also share some of your concerns.
Lowman, I don't ...
Thu, July 16, 2009
Doug Keegan explains the 'cash for clunkers' program
Transcript of Doug Keegan on Lincoln Radio Journal:
Before we get started with the cash for clunkers program, you had mentioned that you wanted to give us an ...
Thu, June 18, 2009
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Doug Keegan's 'Making Cents' on Lincoln Radio Journal
Recent market volatility seems to have more and more people reevaluating the question, "Should I pay off my mortgage early?" Up until now, conventional wisdom said no. Invest that money in ...
Thu, May 21, 2009
Credit Card Issuers Boost Rates and Fees
There is no question that the financial system has experienced a tremendous credit crunch. What is this doing to consumers, the users of credit?
This all started ...
Fri, April 24, 2009
The Government Stimulus and Your Mortgage
(Editor's Note: Doug Keegan this week debuts a new segment on the Lincoln Institute's weekly public affairs radio program, Lincoln Radio Journal. On his first report, Doug talks about how the ...