Archive for July, 2009

Study: grocery prices

Industry research firm IBISWorld is out this morning with an interesting grocery-comparison chart from a study it conducted.

If you want to save money, you should consider store brands, regardless of where you live. And yes, more often these days you can find store-brand organics, according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal.

Organics are […]

What would you spend good money on?

I’m featured today in a Time magazine blog about what I would spend good money on — and what I wouldn’t. Hope you find it a good read.
What’s your opinion? What would you not hesitate to shell out for?  

Social Security estimator

Social Security’s Retirement Estimator might be among the best-kept secrets for financial planning. It went online about a year ago.
There, you can calculate how much you can expect to receive in Social Security benefits. It uses your personal earnings information on file at Social Security. That means you have to provide some identifying information, including […]