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Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mar. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill or layoff or your ad... Read More

Is Your Mother, Wife, Daughter Investing? Are You? Feb. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: My last two columns have focused on what are, to me, two very important topics: the im... Read More

Looking for a Good Way to Start Investing? Feb. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In last week's column, I made a case for why getting into the stock market still makes... Read More

The Case for Investing -- Year In, Year Out Jan. 30, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: If you had an extra $2,000, would you invest it in the stock market today? Should you?... Read More

Can I Give Stock as a Gift? Dec. 05, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I would like to gift a portion of my stock to my daughter. Do I have to sell it first, ... Read More

Should You Have a Separate 529 Account for Each Child? Oct. 24, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My wife and I just had our second child. We already have a 529 plan for our 2 1/2-year-... Read More

The New York Times as an Investment Aug. 29, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what ... Read More

Is an Engagement Ring an Investment? Aug. 01, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 20, and I'm going to be officially engaged this September when George, my 23-yea... Read More

Taming the Tyranny of the Agency May. 10, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

The tyranny of the administrative state is real and hard to tame. Americans would be horrified if th... Read More

Closing Value Apr. 08, 2018

House Calls

Hi, Edith: I read an article in which a writer suggested a method of estimating the value of one's h... Read More

Celebrate Black History by Promoting Black Ownership Feb. 07, 2018

Star Parker

I have long been in favor of reforming Social Security by changing it to a system of personally owne... Read More

Republicans' Tax Plan Takes a Quirky Swipe at the Little Guys Dec. 12, 2017

Lawrence Kudlow

Republicans are supposed to be the party that cuts the job-killing capital gains tax, not raises it.... Read More

Preparing for Your First Investor Jun. 13, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

"We set up a limited liability company last year for a tech business. There are three of us — ... Read More

The Right Way to Boost Infrastructure Spending Jun. 08, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

As part of its "Infrastructure Week," the Trump administration is holding infrastructure-themed even... Read More

They Prefer Renting Jan. 29, 2017

House Calls

Ms. Lank: We are 63 and 68 years old and still working. We sold our home and relocated across the co... Read More

Best Inexpensive Kitchen Knife Set Oct. 24, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If your kitchen is anything close to typical, it is likely furnished with a few mismatched pots and ... Read More

Credit Cards in the Hands of Financially Immature Students Oct. 05, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Your kids are fortunate to be growing up in this most progressive and exciting time in history. That... Read More

Absentee Real Estate Investment Aug. 28, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: My son is interested in renting out his home, as he received a job offer in another s... Read More

Can You Trust Financial Statements When Buying a Business? Jun. 28, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

I don't often review new business books because, quite frankly, most of them don't have much to say ... Read More

Reduce the Hurdles to Private Investment in Infrastructure Jun. 23, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

The Congressional Budget Office has a new report looking at the return of federal investment in tran... Read More