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Author Archives: Marianne D. Fishler

Marianne D. Fishler: In volatile times, investors shouldn’t try to time market

You get a lot of information from the Internet, but not necessarily a lot of knowledge. And over the past month or so, we have been bombarded with a multitude of negative headlines: the U.S. credit rating is downgraded, second-quarter ...

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Marianne D. Fishler: Life insurance isn’t for you, it’s for survivors

The questions around life insurance — Do I need it? How much? What kind (term, universal, whole life, variable, fixed)? — keep many people awake at night. And once purchased, how do you know you made the right decision? You ...

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Marianne D. Fishler: What to do with your old job’s 401(k) plan

People are often confused about what to do with their 401(k) assets when they separate from their employer. Should they keep their assets in the plan, transfer to their new employer’s plan or roll the funds into a self-directed IRA? ...

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