Outdated Retirement Rules You Should Reconsider

I have a love-hate relationship with financial rules of thumb. On one hand, I recognize that not everyone is going to spend as much time thinking about and researching financial topics as they should, and rules of thumb give them easy-to-remember guidelines for staying on track. But on the other hand, these types of… » 7/28/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless?

I met Roger Blondell around 2 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon in early July. A tall chubby black man, Blondell was dressed in worn-in jeans and a shirt that looked like he'd had it on for a few days. Still, he didn't seem quite homeless. We were standing on the corner of 24th Street, at 7th Avenue, across from Whole… » 7/28/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Breaking Up Is More Expensive Than You Think

You know the story: You move in with someone, start combining your lives. You're not married, but you share expenses, purchase furniture/art, even get pets or have children. You think if it doesn't work out, you can just walk away without the stigma or cost of divorce. Only it is a lot like divorce, and can still be… » 7/27/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

Jim Irsay Handing Out $100 Bills At Colts Training Camp

Jim Irsay is a wealthy man. He's got the kind of wealth where one drives stoned out of one's face with a briefcase full of $29,000 in cash—a totally normal amount for him to be carrying—and pills and escapes with only two misdemeanor charges. He also has the kind of wealth where one passes out $100 bills to Colts… » 7/26/14 8:07pm Saturday 8:07pm