Lita Epstein

Lita Epstein, MBA, earned her Master’s degree at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where she ran the accounting lab for MBAs and Executive MBAs. After completing her MBA, she worked as the associate director of development for The Carter Center and then as assistant manager of facilities management for the Emory clinics. She is the author of more than 35 books, including The Business Owner’s Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Reports, Bookkeeping for Dummies, and Reading Financial Reports for Dummies.  Prior to earning her Master’s degree, Lita worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and press secretary for a U.S. Congressman. Lita earned her undergraduate degree in Community Development at Rutgers University. She continues to work as a volunteer for community development entities in the community in which she lives.

  1. Real Estate

    NYC Real Estate Predictions for 2017

    Making New York City real estate predictions is always complicated, but a variety of factors make it clear that change is ...
  2. Retirement Living

    Why People Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  3. Real Estate

    Using Virtual Reality to Buy and Sell Your House

    High-end realtors have started to show luxury digs via virtual reality tours, which gives access to buyers all over the country. ...
  4. Career / Compensation

    The Retirement Divide: CEOs vs. the Rest of Us

    CEOs do great, but a new report has troubling news for the average American retiree.
  5. Retirement Savings

    3 Reasons to Convert Your IRA to a Roth IRA

    Having an IRA is smart. Knowing when to convert it to a Roth IRA is smarter because it can give you and your heirs a welcome ...
  6. High Net Worth Living

    Which Department Store Rewards Program is Best

    Comparing the perks and points that major retailers bestow on loyal customers.
  7. Retirement Savings

    Your 401(k) Is More Important Than You Think

    If you are thinking of dipping into your 401(k), think again. It’s one of your best sources of retirement income.
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    A Quick Guide to How FAFSA Loans Work

    If you’re headed to college and want to know how to apply for financial aid, this is where you need to start.
  9. Retirement Savings

    Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid on Your 401(k)

    Funding and managing your 401(k) is critical to a financially healthy retirement. Avoid these top 10 mistakes.
  10. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    10 Tips for Managing Your Student Loan Debt

    How to manage those burdensome payments as you embark on adult life.
  11. High Net Worth Strategy

    Should a Family Trust Account Be Part of Retirement Planning?

    Many people think family trusts are only for the very wealthy, but if your retirement assets exceed $500,000, you may want ...
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    Boomers: Top 4 Safest Investments for Your Portfolio

    Once you get to retirement age, preserving your portfolio becomes a critical issue. The important thing is to balance growth ...
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Biometrics: Could Your Credit Card Use Fingerprint Scanners?

    Apple Pay already uses fingerprints; cards will come. Incorporating biometrics in the credit card payment process is the ...
  14. Retirement Savings

    Parent Loans for College: Surprising Hidden Dangers

    Private parent loans can help families pay for college. But the repayment timeline associated with the loans can hurt parents’ ...
  15. High Net Worth Living

    What’s a Yuccie - and Are You One?

    If you're not a “yuccie” (“young urban creative”) yourself, it's time you learned who they are. Think artisanal - but not ...