Friday News: Financial Planning, and More Calorie Talk

Washingtonpost.com hosted a live online chat with their personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary yesterday, and she discussed topics from budgeting to retirement planning to simply how to discuss money with a loved one. She even touted what a great resource AARP.org is for retirement planning tools. Check out the full transcript here to see what she had to say about a wide range of finance topics – she’s bound to have given advice on whatever you’re worried about financially. And …

Food labels can’t be trusted?

Did you, like many others, resolve this new year’s to eat healthier and exercise in an attempt to drop those holiday (and other…) pounds? I found this article particularly interesting from Time. It says that the calorie counts that many people (me) live by on the sides of prepared foods are often incorrect. And not in a good way. The article says that foods contain an average of 8% more calories than listed – and at restaurants that percentage goes …