College and Coronavirus: No, Gap Years Aren’t Free

August 3, 2020

These gap years will have nothing to do with introspective soul-searching and everything to do with the fact that many colleges and universities will be closed for at least the fall semester.

The Best Financial Advice During Times of Uncertainty

March 26, 2020

A good historical example comes from the market crash of 2008. If you stayed on course and held your investment through that bottom until today, you’d be sitting on a 244-percent gain!

The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need

January 15, 2020

As I scanned the headlines this month, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself at the stories that alternately encouraged resolutions around financial planning (“Save $1 Million Dollars!”) and weight loss (“Shed 100 pounds!”). Everywhere I turned, promises of a “New Year, New You” abounded. But who among us is truly excited about either of […]

What Your Long-Term Care Insurance Won’t Cover

October 22, 2019

LTC insurance is much more like hurricane insurance than it is like Medicare — it’s there for you when disaster strikes, but you need other means of protection to help you weather life’s smaller storms.

For the Love of Money … and Each Other

January 22, 2019

The biggest hurdle most couples will face isn’t managing their day-to-day finances. It’s managing their finances in a way that ensures both parties can achieve their dreams.

The Next Recession: How to Weather the Storm

December 17, 2018

To protect your money before, during and after a recession, here’s a rundown on five separate portfolios our columnist would recommend setting aside.

The Looming Student Debt Apocalypse

November 23, 2018

Education-related debt impacts more than 44 million of us, who owe a total of $1.5 trillion, making the burden of education the country’s second-largest debt after consumer mortgages.

Your ‘Guaranteed’ Long-Term Care Premium … Isn’t

September 24, 2018

Buried deep within the fine print of your policy was a disclaimer that probably read something like, “Your rates are subject to future increases.”

Credit-Card Companies: No Guarantee

August 20, 2018

In today’s credit-card landscape, you could be missing out on a lot of good freebies — or you could be getting royally screwed.

Summer Reading: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

July 19, 2018

A taste of The Georgetowner’s 2018 Summer Reading List, coming in the July 25 issue of the print edition …