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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...
  • What to do with a windfall

    After a winner emerged for the $338 million Powerball jackpot, the losers were deflated. Who among us can pass up the opportunity to daydream about winning the lottery, despite the rotten odds? While most will never hit the big one, many are fortunate...
  • From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

    From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager
    A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern. Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
  • KISS for the summer

    It's summertime, and if you're like most people, just about the last thing you want to deal with is your money. But I have great news -- it's time to employ the KISS method of financial management ... you know, KISS: K-I-S-S or "Keep it Simple, Stupid!"...
  • Shoe company trims the fat, closes stores, prepares for recovery

    About Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Ticker: BWS Exchange: NYSE What does the company do? Footwear wholesaler and retailer 2010 Financial report (Fiscal year ending in January 2011): Net sales: $2.5 billion Net income: $37 million Q. What's wrong with Brown...
  • Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel

    Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel
    Legg Mason's Bill Miller and other high-profile investors will share their top stock picks of the moment Wednesday— with the aim of raising money for area schoolchildren. Tickets for the Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event, to be held at...
  • Small-cap effect in January

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Andrew Leckey, who has written his investment column for TMS for more than 26 years, will no longer write the column in order to focus on his efforts as president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona...
  • Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts can save you money

    November is when most companies set the deadline for employees to choose their health care coverage for the coming year. Part of that process for more and more people is managing the money in thier health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending...
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
  • A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets

    A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets
    Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago. And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
  • 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...