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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A balanced life is for losers

    Are you looking for more balance in your life? Of course you are. Pick up your favorite popular magazine or turn on the TV and you'll learn how to create a balanced life in "Five Easy Steps." Before you sign up for the workshop or purchase the new book...
  • Briefly In The News

    The Laguna Beach Investment Policy for 2011 has received the Certificate of Excellence Award, City Treasurer Laura Parisi announced in a news release last week. A team from the Investment Policy Certification Committee evaluated the Laguna Beach...
  • Sounding Off: More focus needs to be on treasurer's office

    Editor's note: This corrects how the city treasurer is selected, which will still be by election. Let's imagine you just won the lottery and you have $150 million in the bank. Would you (a) hire a full-time professional to manage your money, or (b) hire...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...