Beth Braverman

Beth Braverman

Contributing Editor Beth Braverman covers all aspects of personal finance. Formerly a senior reporter at MONEY magazine, she has also been a newspaper reporter and trade magazine editor.

Recent Stories By Beth Braverman:

  • One More Reason to Work Past Age 65May 2, 2016

    Given Americans’ dismal record of saving for retirement, many will likely need to work past the traditional retirement age in order be financially secure once they do finally leave the nine-to-five....

  • You Won’t Believe How Much Some Kids Get Paid for Their ChoresApril 28, 2016

    The average weekly allowance for American kids is more than $15 a week, according to the latest survey by the American Institute of Public Accountants. Allowances are fairly common, with more than...

  • Don’t Have a Credit History? It Just Got a Lot Easier to Build OneApril 28, 2016

    For decades, lenders have relied on credit scores when deciding whether to provide a mortgage or other loan to a potential borrower. That system has left millions of people on the sidelines of the...

  • Why Retirees May Want to Take Another Look at Reverse MortgagesApril 27, 2016

    Reverse mortgages don’t have a great reputation. Many financial planners have long derided the loans, which allow homeowners over the age of 62 to get cash in exchange for the equity they have in...

  • Now You, Too, Can Bank with Goldman SachsApril 27, 2016

    The name Goldman Sachs has long been synonymous with high finance and banking services for the uber-wealthy. But now, anyone with a few bucks and an Internet connection can open an account with the...

  • Are Low Gas Prices Here to Stay? Consumers Aren’t ConvincedApril 26, 2016

    Gas prices may be at their lowest level for this time of year since 2009, but consumers don’t expect them to stay that way. While the average cost of a gallon of gas this week is $2.14, according to...

  • Why Bernie Sanders’ Free College Plan May Benefit Richer Kids the MostApril 26, 2016

    Bernie Sanders’ proposal to provide free tuition at public colleges to all students looks like a Colorado pipe dream even if he were to beat the odds and win the nomination and presidency. Still, the...

  • A Surprising Reason the Home Ownership Rate Is FallingApril 22, 2016

    The American government has historically given its implicit endorsement to the American dream of home ownership by providing valuable tax benefits to those who purchase a home. In today’s market,...

  • American Stock Ownership Slides Back to Record LowApril 22, 2016

    It’s been a volatile year for equities, but while the major indexes are close to record highs, the percentage of Americans invested in the stock market is at a record low. Just 52 percent of...

  • Here’s How Widespread Identity Theft Has BecomeApril 21, 2016

    More than one in five Americans were victims of identity theft or attempted identity theft last year, according to a new report from the American Institute of CPAs. It’s no wonder then that half of U...

  • Here’s What People Will Give Up to Find an Affordable HomeApril 20, 2016

    What features are you willing to give up when looking for a new house in a competitive housing market? It’s a question potential homebuyers face this year amid rising prices. While three-quarters of...

  • The Best Way to Find a Job NowApril 19, 2016

    The data has shown a steadily improving job market for a few years now, but some job hunters are still reporting trouble finding a new gig. They may not be tapping their most valuable resource: their...

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