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 You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear

Why You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear

Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid

Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid

If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics

If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics

Why Buying Bonds With Negative Yield Isn’t as Weird as It Sounds

Why Buying Bonds With Negative Yield Isn’t as Weird as It Sounds

Investors Turning to Dividend-Paying Stocks See Benefits of Buybacks, But Must Heed Caveats

Investors Turning to Dividend-Paying Stocks See Benefits of Buybacks, But Must Heed Caveats

How to Withdraw Money in Retirement for Most Flexibility, Least Taxes

How to Withdraw Money in Retirement for Most Flexibility, Least Taxes

We Still Aren't Recovered From Financial Crash, but Give It 2 More Years

We Still Aren't Recovered From Financial Crash, but Give It 2 More Years

Year of 401(k), IRA 'Leakage' Costs Us About 25% of Our Retirement Money

Year of 401(k), IRA 'Leakage' Costs Us About 25% of Our Retirement Money

Car Shopping? Here Are Automakers Proving They Want You Buying New at 0%

Car Shopping? Here Are Automakers Proving They Want You Buying New at 0%

Stocks Are Overpriced, So Stop Assuming Your Long-Term Returns Will Be Fine

Stocks Are Overpriced, So Stop Assuming Your Long-Term Returns Will Be Fine

Reverse Mortgage Rules Become More Like Regular Mortgages in March

Reverse Mortgage Rules Become More Like Regular Mortgages in March

Here's Why Index Investing May Actually Be Fine in Rocky Times

Here's Why Index Investing May Actually Be Fine in Rocky Times

Low-End Housing Boost Means Millennials Moving Out of the Basement

Low-End Housing Boost Means Millennials Moving Out of the Basement

Your Life Insurance Policy Is Probably Thoroughly Out of Date

Your Life Insurance Policy Is Probably Thoroughly Out of Date

Here Are the Best Ways to Use the Money You’re Saving on Gas

Here Are the Best Ways to Use the Money You’re Saving on Gas

4 Things Homebuyers Have to Think About Before Signing the Papers

4 Things Homebuyers Have to Think About Before Signing the Papers

What It Means for You as Home Price Gap Becomes Biggest Ever

What It Means for You as Home Price Gap Becomes Biggest Ever

How It Can Be a Buyer's, Seller's Housing Market at the Same Time

How It Can Be a Buyer's, Seller's Housing Market at the Same Time

It's Increasingly Easy to Accomplish Your Financial Resolutions

It's Increasingly Easy to Accomplish Your Financial Resolutions

How to Weave a Reverse Mortgage Into Your Retirement Plan

How to Weave a Reverse Mortgage Into Your Retirement Plan