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  • How to grow your retirement nest egg

    As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg. Those who don't can turn...
  • Investing: four promising new funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Investing in a new mutual fund often requires a leap of faith. But if the fund has an experienced manager, charges low fees or offers a strategy that can add some pizzazz to your portfolio, the jump may be worth making....
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Virtus Posts Record Assets, Higher Profits

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. reported record assets under management and revenues for the recent quarter, and sharply higher net income despite lower mutual fund sales. The Hartford-based asset management firm earned a net $21.8 million, or $2.34 a...
  • Balancing portfolio requires discipline, counterintuitive thinking

    Risk management and a safe glide to retirement sometimes require fighting your instincts. Yes, I said fighting them. That's what it takes to keep your portfolio diversified. Now that tax season is behind us, it's a good time to look at what you have in...
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
  • Your financial questions for spring, answered

    It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. If you have financial questions, feel free to send them along to askjill@jillonmoney.com. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...