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.

529 College Savings Plans: Not a Bad Last-Minute Holiday Gift

529 College Savings Plans: Not a Bad Last-Minute Holiday Gift

Why It's Good That Homeowners and Appraisers Are Thinking Alike

Why It's Good That Homeowners and Appraisers Are Thinking Alike

Owning a Home Stretches Lead Over Renting, but There's a Problem

Owning a Home Stretches Lead Over Renting, but There's a Problem

Here's Your Minimum Needs If You Insist on Actively Managed Funds

Here's Your Minimum Needs If You Insist on Actively Managed Funds

Half of Housing Will Be Fully Recovered in '15 (and Half Won't)

Half of Housing Will Be Fully Recovered in '15 (and Half Won't)

After Giving Thanks, Here Are Financial Presents We Need for 2015

After Giving Thanks, Here Are Financial Presents We Need for 2015

How to Avoid Another Tax Headache From Big Distributions

How to Avoid Another Tax Headache From Big Distributions

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