This dad worked his way from prison to a home and a job at MIT

A lot can happen in a year. For Greg Walton, 32, one year made the difference between heading down a destructive path and getting his life on track. These days the Brockton, Massachusetts, resident is a married father of two and an IT support engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Greg Walton with his …

5 Tips for Investing in Your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s. This isn’t one of those articles. Yes, you’re probably too old now to go on “The Bachelor” …

Getting to know the right “going to cash” philosophy

A Bank of America fund manager survey found cash levels were at 5.8 percent in October — the highest they’ve been since 2001. On Wednesday, the largest weekly outflow from equity funds in five years was reported by the Investment Company Institute — close to $15 billion. Investors are worried — about …