Occasionally we get personal finance questions. Actually, we’ve gotten fewer of those questions lately, perhaps because readers realize we don’t have much to offer on that score, and that we try to avoid anything that might sound like investment advice.
Zvi Bodie, whose name you may have seen here before, has thought a lot about personal investing, and agrees with some of the positions I’ve offered here: notably, that most information about personal finance available on the market is not worth listening to. Bodie recently posted a series of 3-minute webcasts to the Boston University School of Management website where he lays out some basic advice on saving for retirement, including some of the implications of the current economic crisis. I didn’t watch all of them, but I liked how accessible they were.
By James Kwak