Catherine Fredman

Catherine Fredman

Catherine Fredman writes and edits extensively about personal finance. Her articles have appeared in Consumer Reports Money Adviser, Fidelity Viewpoints, TIAA-CREF, The New York Times and consumer magazines. She is also a ghostwriter/collaborator of blogs, books and memoirs, including the best-selling Direct from Dell by Michael Dell, Use the News by Maria Bartiromo, and Swimming Across by Andy Grove.

  1. Watch for these signs that you or an elderly family member may need to downsize and move somewhere easier to manange. A senior move manager can help.
    Retirement

    Time To Hire A Senior Move Manager?

    Watch for these signs that you or an elderly family member may need to downsize and move somewhere easier to manange. A senior move manager can help.
  2. As Americans age – and families try to cope – the new field of senior move managers helps seniors relocate to safer homes with the least possible stress.
    Retirement

    A New Solution To Help Seniors Relocate

    As Americans age – and families try to cope – the new field of senior move managers helps seniors relocate to safer homes with the least possible stress.
  3. Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy to find out if your homeowners' insurance really protects you. Test your insurance savvy now and get what you need.
    Insurance

    Find The Best Homeowners' Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy to find out if your homeowners' insurance really protects you. Test your insurance savvy now and get what you need.
  4. How Much Is That Family Treasure Worth To You?
    Home & Auto

    Evaluating An Heirloom

    Whether it's jewelry, furniture or a book collection, once you inherit it you need to decide what to do with it. First, find out what it's worth.
  5. With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring.
    Retirement

    Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when you sever ties with your spouse.
  6. Women's risk aversion, penchant for research – and lack of male-style
    Savings

    What Women Investors Are Doing Right

    Women's risk aversion, penchant for research – and lack of male-style "irrational exuberance" – means their investing strategies often put them ahead.
  7. Caregiving takes an emotional toll on everyone in a family. But for adult daughters, who tend to shoulder a disproportionate amount of the burden, the financial costs of caring for an aging parent can be devastating.
    Retirement

    Why Caregiving Costs Women

    Fueled by extended life expectancies, lost wages from reduced work and rising healthcare costs, women are now the hardest hit when it comes to caregiving for an elderly parent.
  8. Here's what you need – and don't need
    Insurance

    Insurance for Millennials

    Four insurance must-haves – and one maybe – for Generation Y