Posts by Julie Mehta

What’s the Best Age to Begin Claiming Social Security Benefits?

You shouldn’t plan to depend on Social Security, but you should know how to optimize your benefits when the time comes. More

Is College (Finally) Getting More Affordable?

After skyrocketing for years, the increase in tuition is easing—and some universities are even cutting prices. More

Motif Investing: What You Need to Know About This New Trend

Motif investing allows you to buy collections of stocks based around a common theme, like Rebuilding After Sandy or mobile companies. Is it a good idea? More

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples: What You Need to Know

Every state is different when it comes to recognition of same-sex couples, making end-of-life planning for them especially complex. Here’s how to do it. More

Rents Are Rising: What Should You Do?

Despite a potentially stagnant housing market, renting is becoming more and more expensive. Find out why, and what you can do about it. More