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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • N.Y. investor Peltz buys a bigger share of Legg Mason

    New York investor Nelson Peltz has acquired a bigger share of Baltimore-based Legg Mason Inc., buying 2.65 million shares of the Baltimore money manager for $76.5 million between Aug. 1 and Aug. 3, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. The...
  • Employees beware: Higher healthcare costs ahead

    Employees beware: Higher healthcare costs ahead
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Large employers expect big increases in healthcare costs in 2012, and say they'll pass more and more of those costs on to their workers. That's the result of a new survey by the National Business Group on Health, a trade group for...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Nonprofit seeks to provide financial education

    COSTA MESA — There's nothing Helen Olson likes to see more than a roomful of women with hands raised and tough-to-ask investment questions on their minds. The annual Women Investing in Security and Education (WISE) Signature Financial Event,...
  • Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds

    Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds
    Jon B. Lovelace, who led the Los Angeles-based American Funds mutual fund company as it became one of the country's largest money management firms, has died. He was 84. His family said Lovelace died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara on...
  • Investment outlook for 2013 clouded by uncertainty

    Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
  • Employers hit by rising health costs look to high-deductible plans

    Employers hit by rising health costs look to high-deductible plans
    There's a good chance during open enrollment this fall that you will be offered a high-deductible insurance plan with a savings account — if you haven't already been nudged into one. Increasingly, employers are offering this as a way to rein in...