Linda Stern

Solving Social Security With Cheap Money

Social Security's trustees are now projecting that the retirement security trust fund will run out of cash in 2036 -- unless something changes about the way the program collects and spends revenues.

Taking Care of Your 90-Year-Old Self

If you knew for a fact that you were going to die on the day you turned 80, you could really live it up for the 15 or 20 years until then. But not knowing how long you'll need your money to last requires you to conserve it cautiously.

Here Comes That $400 Billion Mortgage Reset

Remember way back in 2006, when everyone was in a frenzy to buy a house, any house, with whatever mortgage they could grab? In many cases, it meant signing up for adjustable-rate mortgages that would reset in half a decade.