Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel, and is currently the head of communications for a large mutual fund company.

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  1. Retirement Planning

    8 Reasons To Never Borrow From Your 401(k)

    Find out why dipping into your 401(k) can have serious consequences.
  2. Retirement Planning

    Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Financial planning isn't just about the money. Find out where else to focus on.
  3. Taxes

    How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind how it decides how much to take.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  5. Retirement Planning

    Two Roads: Debt or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer – unless you learn to live on less.
  6. Insurance & Health

    Make This The Year You Get Vacation Insurance

    With a few simple policy additions you can protect your holiday plans from being ruined.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  8. Budgeting & Savings

    Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Got a Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  10. Retirement Planning

    What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Calculating the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

    The amount of money you save by paying your mortgage off quickly will far exceed any benefit from the mortgage interest tax deduction.
  12. Real Estate

    Option ARMs: American Dream Or Mortgage Nightmare?

    Option adjustable rate mortgages could make or break your home-buying experience.
  13. Insurance & Health

    The Minimum Wage: Does It Matter?

    The numbers show that a fight for a living wage is more important than a fight for a raise in minimum wage.
  14. Retirement Planning

    10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  15. Insurance & Health

    Here's How To Care For Your Pet (Financially) After You're ...

    Find out how to protect and provide for your pet after you pass away.
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