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  • 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...
  • Investing: four promising new funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Investing in a new mutual fund often requires a leap of faith. But if the fund has an experienced manager, charges low fees or offers a strategy that can add some pizzazz to your portfolio, the jump may be worth making....
  • 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,...
  • The Hartford's Core Earnings Improve On Underwriting, Price Hikes, Stronger Segment Results

    Core earnings for The Hartford Financial Services Group improved 7 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year, driven by tougher underwriting, price hikes in property-casualty, and stronger results in both group-...
  • '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...
  • 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)....