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  • More parents are saving for college, Fidelity reports

    More parents are saving for college, Fidelity reports
    Lisa Scott of Sparrows Point has seen young relatives graduate from college and struggle to keep up with $100,000 in education debt. "Their current jobs do not allow them to pay that debt" said Scott, area marketing director for Chick-fil-A in Maryland....
  • Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
  • Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

    Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows
    Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows....
  • BofA, Alcoa and HP are ousted from Dow Jones index

    NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players. Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
  • A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul

     A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul
    The Hartford Financial Services Group endured a massive overhaul in the past year and a half that resulted in a smaller company with far fewer employees. The remaining employees, however, say they enjoy working for a property-casualty and mutual funds...
  • A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets

    A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets
    Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago. And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Your mutual funds and the 'Random Walk'

    Your mutual funds and the 'Random Walk'
    Continuing a trend that dates back at least to the dawn of recorded time, actively managed mutual funds--those run by professional stock pickers--recently have been trounced by the market averages. As my colleague Tom Petruno documented over the...
  • High schoolers should be required to take personal finance class

    High schoolers should be required to take personal finance class
    We teach kids a lot in public schools. Courses are offered in everything from calculus to sex ed. One thing we still don't teach our children? How to balance a checkbook. How to create a household budget. How to invest in stocks and manage a 401(k)....
  • Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it

    Dear Liz: Recently my mother passed away. My brother and I were fortunate enough to inherit a substantial amount of money from her life insurance. My brother and I do not want to spend this money and have placed the funds in brokerage accounts. My...