| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:30 AM
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....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:19 PM
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-...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:53 AM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:57 PM
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...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:58 PM
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)....