My Point of View

Mandatory 401(k)s? Join the Debate With Our Readers
retirement

Mandatory 401(k)s? Join the Debate With Our Readers

Other readers objected more strenuously and worried that my mandatory 401(k) system amounts to a second, flawed Social Security program.
February 7, 2011
401(k)s for Everyone
retirement

401(k)s for Everyone

Absent a mandatory 401(k), those who don't plan for their retirement will surely be a burden on others.
January 5, 2011
A House Is Just a Home
real estate

A House Is Just a Home

Unlike carefully selected stocks and bonds, a home should not be regarded as an investment.
November 8, 2010
Rebalance Regularly to Minimize the Danger of the Next Bubble
investing

Rebalance Regularly to Minimize the Danger of the Next Bubble

Don't let a hot asset tempt you away from your investing strategy and into a bubble bath.
September 7, 2010
Ethical Dilemmas
spending

Ethical Dilemmas

In several years of writing "Money & Ethics," I've learned ethical conduct is often in the eye of the beholder.
July 2, 2010
No Oil Imports? No Way
business

No Oil Imports? No Way

How about we focus on energy security instead.
May 10, 2010
Health-Care Rationing Is Inevitable
insurance

Health-Care Rationing Is Inevitable

Let's stop debating the why of rationing and get on with the how.
March 23, 2010
A Stubborn U.S. Budget
Your Business

A Stubborn U.S. Budget

How can the federal government bring revenues and expenses back into balance?
March 12, 2010
TLC for Your 401(k)
Retirement

TLC for Your 401(k)

If your retirement plan has taken a beating, don't give up on it now, advises Knight Kiplinger.
January 31, 2009
We Have Met the Enemy
business

We Have Met the Enemy

Who's to blame for our economic woes? Let's all look in the mirror.
August 31, 2008
Patience Pays Off in a Market Slump
business

Patience Pays Off in a Market Slump

Whatever your style of investing, the lesson of the millenium is clear: It pays to keep investing through market slumps.
June 30, 2008
Fuzzy Tax Talk
taxes

Fuzzy Tax Talk

The presidential candidates are sketchy on the details, but here's what we know about their plans to modify the tax code.
April 30, 2008