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  • How to evaluate 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Why bother with a "go-anywhere" mutual fund? For many investors the answer may be that there's no need. If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • Passive vs. active investing in real estate

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a commercial property owner and wanted to open an IRA. I was told by my tax preparer that since my income is not earned, I do not qualify for the IRA or the tax deduction, why? I pay estimated taxes on my...
  • Investing for the really long haul

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My son has $2,800 in his savings account and my daughter has $1,100 in hers. They are both 9 years old. My dad has done some research on different ways for them to invest their money, what is your opinion? I want...
  • End of life considerations | YourTime Things everyone should do

    End of life considerations <span style=color:#ff0000><b>| YourTime</b></span> Things everyone should do
    THERE OUGHT TO BE A MANUAL FOR THIS STUFF While having brunch with a friend whose husband is dying, she said “There ought to be a manual for this stuff”. She was talking about all the things that fall on your shoulders when you are the...
  • Report HSA contributions and withdrawals on your tax return

    Q: Last year was my first with a high-deductible health plan combined with a health savings account at work. What do I need to report concerning the HSA when I file my taxes? A: When you file, you'll need to include Form 8889 to report all...
  • Nudging a millennial to save for retirement

    Dear Liz: I am in a new relationship with a great woman. I've talked a little bit about money and retirement with her (she's 30). I am trying to let her know that it would be wise to contribute at least enough to her company's retirement program to get...
  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health. Unfortunately,...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...