Jeff Brown

Contributor

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.

Why Retirees Now Have to Question the 4% Withdrawal Rule

Why Retirees Now Have to Question the 4% Withdrawal Rule

'HELOC Creep' Means You're Going to Waste Your Great Home Equity

'HELOC Creep' Means You're Going to Waste Your Great Home Equity

Why You May Not Need Long-Term Care Insurance After All

Why You May Not Need Long-Term Care Insurance After All

Build Refinancing Rainy-Day Fund, Protect Against the Unexpected

Build Refinancing Rainy-Day Fund, Protect Against the Unexpected

Why Old-Fashioned Taxable Accounts Are O.K. for the Young

Why Old-Fashioned Taxable Accounts Are O.K. for the Young

How Near-Retirees Can Do Their Investing ‘Coasting’ Stage Right

How Near-Retirees Can Do Their Investing ‘Coasting’ Stage Right

Turn Your Useless Wedding Gifts Into Down Payment on a House

Turn Your Useless Wedding Gifts Into Down Payment on a House

5 Reasons It's Good News When Increases in Home Value Slow Down

5 Reasons It's Good News When Increases in Home Value Slow Down

7 Ways the Young Can Make Short-Term Homeownership Work

7 Ways the Young Can Make Short-Term Homeownership Work

Does Private Equity Deserve a Spot in Your Middle-Class Portfolio?

Does Private Equity Deserve a Spot in Your Middle-Class Portfolio?

Cut Losses, Take a Tax Loss by Selling Your Money-Losing Stocks

Cut Losses, Take a Tax Loss by Selling Your Money-Losing Stocks

Stock Market Right Now: Bail Out, Stand Firm or Invest More?

Stock Market Right Now: Bail Out, Stand Firm or Invest More?

Forced to Tap IRA? You Might Be Able to Save Big From Roth Conversion

Forced to Tap IRA? You Might Be Able to Save Big From Roth Conversion

6 Steps Your Household Can Take to Make Up for Slow Wage Growth

6 Steps Your Household Can Take to Make Up for Slow Wage Growth

Stop Thinking About Risk Tolerance, Try Risk Capacity Instead

Stop Thinking About Risk Tolerance, Try Risk Capacity Instead

You Need to Know This Bright Side to Slower Home Value Gains

You Need to Know This Bright Side to Slower Home Value Gains

In Better Homeowner Market, 19% Still 'Under-Equitied,' Barely Above Water

In Better Homeowner Market, 19% Still 'Under-Equitied,' Barely Above Water

Student Debt Taking About $83B From Real Estate Market This Year

Student Debt Taking About $83B From Real Estate Market This Year

Housing Market Is Back Like Old Times -- Local Info Is the Only Info

Housing Market Is Back Like Old Times -- Local Info Is the Only Info

Are Waterfront Homes Really Worth 2 to 7 Times the Inland Price?

Are Waterfront Homes Really Worth 2 to 7 Times the Inland Price?