Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

Personal finance

Unravel the mysteries of medicare for readers

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65, which means they qualify for health coverage from Medicare. The size of that number should get the attention of business reporters, but there’s more:

Many Americans make savings one of their New Year's resolutions. This data should jump-start a business story. ("Attack of the Piggy banks" image by "Low Jianwei" via flickr, CC B Y 2.0)

Finally, new ways to save for an emergency

Seven in 10 Americans don’t have the money to pay for a $400 emergency, as reported in this January 2019 blog. An appreciable number (29%) tap retirement plans and pay

Identity theft is growing among young children

Identity theft among children under 17 is growing. In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity theft or fraud, a recent 2018 report from Javelin Strategy &

3 stories to report on Health Savings Accounts

It’s not too late for taxpayers to contribute to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or company-sponsored 401(k) plan before the 2017 tax filing deadline on April 17. But this year,

Many Americans make savings one of their New Year's resolutions. This data should jump-start a business story. ("Attack of the Piggy banks" image by "Low Jianwei" via flickr, CC B Y 2.0)

3 stories for making financial resolutions that stick

Call it “bliss” economics. That’s one way to describe the attitude of most consumers surveyed by Fidelity Investments’ New Year Financial Survey for 2018. Approximately 76% predict they will be better

Personal finances become top-of-mind in January. Here are the three big stories to report in 2018. (Image by QuinnthIslander via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Big personal finance stories for 2018

Many personal finance experts recommend that consumers think about financial steps for the new year in the fourth quarter of the old year, but January gets many to focus. Here

Get Two Minute Tips For Business Journalism Delivered To Your Email Every Tuesday

Two Minute Tips

Every Tuesday we send out a quick-read email with tips for business journalism. Sign up now and get one Tuesday.