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  • 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...
  • Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?

    Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?
    My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey. This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...
  • Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms

    Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms
    The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects. Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...
  • It's time to rethink health insurance

    As the acute problems of the Affordable Care Act become increasingly apparent, it also has become clear that we need new ways of ensuring access to healthcare for all Americans. We should begin with an examination of health insurance. Insurance is about...
  • Is a health savings account right for you?

    Is a health savings account right for you?
    As pre-enrollment begins for Obamacare, Albert is exploring his options. He wants to know more about health savings accounts. Good idea. Health savings accounts, or HSAs, can be a good fit for some, but not for all. Basically, a health savings account...
  • Weak corporate earnings could put pressure on stock prices

    Weak corporate earnings could put pressure on stock prices
    The stock market is hitting new highs — just as corporate profit growth is slowing to a crawl. Rising earnings helped drive share prices to a series of record peaks in the last few years. But that dynamic could be tested this week when companies...
  • Don't forget asset allocation's importance

    Most people pay careful attention to asset allocation as they save for retirement. But asset allocation remains a crucial consideration in retirement. How assets are allocated accounts for more than 90 percent of an investor's rate of return, says...
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • T. Rowe Price chairman to give up portfolio management role

    T. Rowe Price chairman to give up portfolio management role
    The chief investment officer and chairman of T. Rowe Price will step down next year as portfolio manager of one of the company’s biggest investment funds. Brian C. Rogers, who has managed the Equity Income Fund since its start in 1985, will remain...
  • Aunt's nursing home hinders exit

    Aunt's nursing home hinders exit
    My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare....
  • Debt-ceiling debate, market downslide test investors' appetite for risk

    Think about how you have been feeling about your portfolio lately. Were you unfazed by the debt-ceiling debate in Congress that brought the country to the brink of default or by the stock market sell-off that followed last week? Did you figure these were...