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  • Family finances: Super savers build wealth the old-fashioned way

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance With four children age 11 and younger, Krista and Chris Marren have plenty of demands on their pocketbook. Even so, the Glen Mills, Pa., couple, who are in their early forties, have amassed $1 million in their retirement...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era. Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • Vince Young files for bankruptcy protection

    Vince Young files for bankruptcy protection
    Vince Young made $34 million in his six years as an NFL quarterback. Last week, the 30-year-old Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “[Young] invested in private, illiquid investments, and he overspent,” said Ed Butowsky, a...
  • U.S. stocks notch double-digit gains in first half of year

    U.S. stocks notch double-digit gains in first half of year
    For U.S. investors, it was a good six months to just stay home — and to start imagining the world weaned off cheap Federal Reserve money. Major Wall Street stock indexes posted double-digit returns in the first half, buttressed by a continuing,...
  • 'Bachelorette' bait to include Baltimorean Brian Jarosinski

    Could "The Bachelorette" go for a Bawlamer boy? Could be... When the ABC show has its season premiere Monday, May 27, one of the contenders for the hand of bachelorette Desiree Hartsock will be introduced as Brian, a 29-year-old financial adviser from...
  • Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets

    Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets
    WASHINGTON — Here's a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren't sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today's tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • ING U.S., Soon To Be Voya Financial, Announces First Ever Earnings

    ING U.S. Inc., which soon will be rebranded as Voya Financial, offered its first earnings report since the company was separated from the Dutch-based ING Groep N.V. "Today is a landmark day for us …," Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. said...
  • 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...