Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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CHICAGO If proposed tax overhaul changes are adopted, giving to charity for tax reasons will no longer be as valuable for most people as it is this year.
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)
CHICAGO - People who buy homes soon could be setting themselves up to lose money.
CHICAGO Despite images of shuttered factories and a chorus of high school voices chanting the virtues of college, you do not have to get a four-year degree to earn a decent living.
NEW YORK The odds are in your favor that you will not end up using the disability or term life insurance you get through work any time soon. But you need it anyway – and more than you typically get for free.
NEW YORK As you pick health insurance during open enrollment at work this fall, you will probably be spared the painful premium increases that shocked American families earlier this decade.
NEW YORK Want to increase your chance to get financial aid for college? File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the end of 2017.
NEW YORK If you like the income tax reduction you get for your 401(k) contribution then make sure to max out now, because you may not get the chance in the future.
NEW YORK There is a widespread sense of fear hanging over consumers in the aftermath of the data breach at credit-monitoring firm Equifax revealed in early September that approximately 143 million consumers' personal and financial records were exposed.
CHICAGO (In this Sept. 20 column, corrects penultimate paragraph to say that the duration of the average 529 fund for 19-year-olds is 4.32 years instead of 4.32 percent, and that many of those funds have a duration of close to six years instead of close to 6 percent.)