Carrie Schwab Pomerantz

Posted May 21, 2015

Posted May 06, 2015

Posted April 22, 2015

Dear Readers: Last week, I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are too often afraid to ask about -- things such as asset allocation, diversification and risk. But if you're unclear on a concept, I say ask. And ask again if you don't completely understand.

Posted April 08, 2015

Posted April 01, 2015

Dear Carrie: My younger brother and I (he's in his mid-50s, and I'm in my early 60s) disagree about whether it makes sense to file for Social Security before the age of 70. Could you shed some light? -- A Reader

Posted February 25, 2015

Dear Carrie: My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scholarship limit my ability to claim an education tax credit? -- A Reader

Posted January 28, 2015

Dear Reader: Rather than old-fashioned, I think your question is right on target. Especially with the new one-touch payment methods, such as Apple Pay, it's easier than ever to rely on credit cards.

Posted January 21, 2015

Dear Reader: Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older, you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind. But as might be expected for the rules and regulations surrounding retirement withdrawals and government benefits, it can get complicated.

Posted January 07, 2015

Dear Readers: Are you looking for ways to give your finances a fresh start in 2015? Start with these 10 financial resolutions. They'll not only help you change your financial habits but also give you a fresh way of thinking that will help you make better financial decisions all year long.

Posted November 26, 2014

I'm a fan because I believe that charitable giving can be an important part of just about everyone's life.

Posted November 19, 2014

Dear Carrie: I hope to retire in about five years and am working on reducing my overall debt, including my mortgage. Should I put off retirement until I'm completely in the black? -- A Reader

Posted November 12, 2014

Dear Carrie: Help. I have three young children -- ages 2, 5 and 10 -- and haven't started saving for college for any of them. Is it too late? -- A Reader

Posted October 23, 2014

Dear Readers: The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, and plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes, which could haunt you for years to come.