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  • For U.S. retirement consultants, advisers disrupt the industry

    By Lauren Young New York (Reuters) - The big retirement benefit consultants are facing increasing competition as financial advisers move in on their turf, according to Chip Castille, the head of BlackRock's U.S. retirement group. For workers with 401(k)...
  • Changes emerge in world of employee 401(k) plans

    In the long march from employer-paid pensions to a 401(k) world, a few holdovers remain. Older workers still typically subsidize younger workers in paying for plan costs. Participants in workplace plans typically must wait for the end of the trading...
  • Lake County offering webinars on smart investing and mutual funds

    A lot of people struggle with money issues – and could certainly use some advice for how they could earn money through smart investing. They will have the opportunity to do just that later this month. The University of Florida’s...
  • Money maxims: What dads can tell grads

    "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend." —Polonius giving fatherly advice to his son Laertes in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" It's "dads and grads" season, which, besides being retailers' rhyming...
  • Retirement: health coverage for early retirees

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some eight million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks

     Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks
    Some of the most admired managers in the mutual fund business are ducking away from stocks. It's an unusual move that reflects some squeamishness about soaring stock prices. They are storing as much as a third of their clients' money in cash. In effect,...
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Homebuyer carrot might come with strings attached

    Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive. A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...
  • Investing: when to sell a fund

    Knowing when to unload a fund is tricky. In fact, choosing a fund to buy is probably an easier process. But just as you should have a checklist for buying, a checklist for selling can help, too. Here are five factors to consider. A key manager leaves. If...
  • L.A. Times Ethics Guidelines

    L.A. Times Ethics Guidelines
    The goal of the Los Angeles Times is to publish a newspaper of the highest quality. This requires The Times to be, above all else, a principled newspaper. Making it so is the responsibility of every staff member. In deed and in appearance, journalists...