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  • The Journey: Trust in the trust to keep your estate out of probate

    Q: I have a will designating my wife as beneficiary, or her two adult children should she predecease me. I want this protected from a challenge by my sister. How do I set my will up so she has no success with such an attempt? My sister and I have...
  • Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. The company's shares are up 17 percent for the year, nearly three times the performance of the benchmark...
  • Virtus Reports Second-Quarter Growth In Earnings, Revenues; Sales Down

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. on Monday reported growth in second-quarter earnings and revenues, though sales were lower than in 2013. Net income attributable to shareholders was $19.5 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared with $15.4 million,...
  • More 401(k) owners seek to diversify their portfolio

    As more employers offer customized portfolio advice, 401(k) owners may be asking, "Am I really all that different?" Paralyzed by arguably too many choices (or not enough good choices), 401(k) owners increasingly say they want more than just a lineup of...
  • Reasons to consider a Roth while young

    Saving for retirement when you're young is a prudent financial step. But a new report shows young investors who put those savings into a Roth individual retirement account are making the smartest moves. The study by T. Rowe Price found that a 25-year-...
  • Women Insurers: Demand Respect, Break Barriers

    When Joann Eisenhart worked as a professional chemist in her late 20s, a male colleague introduced her to a group of clients by saying, "Not only is she a scientist, but she's pretty, too." After the meeting, she mustered the courage to talk to the...
  • Allstate highly credit score-reliant in writing policies, survey says

    Allstate highly credit score-reliant in writing policies, survey says
    Allstate Corp. appears to rely more on credit scores than other big insurers when quoting premiums for consumers shopping for car insurance, a WalletHub.com survey found. The personal finance website found that there is usually a 65 percent differential...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Why your 401(k) isn't likely to offer a 'longevity annuity'

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longevity risk - that is, the risk of outliving your retirement savings - is among retirees' biggest worries these days. The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus...
  • Navigating student aid forms

    Navigating student aid forms
    Dear Liz: I'm having trouble finding information about how to structure my finances to get the maximum financial aid for my kids when they enter college. For example, will contributing to an IRA instead of a taxable investment account matter? Should I...
  • Investing: Fidelity Magellan shows signs of life

    Fidelity Magellan (symbol FMAGX), once the largest mutual fund in the land, has been flagging for over a decade. But it may have finally found the right skipper in Jeff Feingold, who has guided Magellan to market-beating gains in his first two calendar...