| May 1, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Is 15 percent becoming the new 10 percent for retirement savings?
Maybe so - but that doesn't mean many South Floridians will be able to save that much.
"I think everyone wants to save 15 percent a year. It's just a question of how we can do it,"...
| Dec 2, 2012
If you were too busy to watch the stock market each day during the last week, you are fortunate.
The week ended on an up note, but you might not have expected such a conclusion if you'd been focused on the politically induced spasms throughout the week....
| Sep 26, 2012
Some people have lost their taste for the stock market, with many concluding it's more dangerous than they can tolerate for their kids' college money or retirement savings.
And they have reason to be anxious.
At a Senate banking committee hearing in...
| Dec 23, 2012
The federal government's hunt for new tax dollars has thrown a twist into this season of gift giving and philanthropy.
It's not unusual for people to give money or appreciated assets like stock to charity this time of year so they can reduce their...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:38 AM
The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
A panel will delve into Perspectives on the Dream Act,...
| Oct 19, 2012
The quest by states and mutual fund companies to capture the $179 billion that people are saving for college in 529 plans has led to improved investments and more reasonable fees for college savers.
In a study of the plans offered by states throughout...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Two college savings plans managed by T. Rowe Price rank among the best in the country — the eighth time that the Baltimore-based investment firm has been included in Morningstar's annual survey of top plans.
Only once — the year after the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Buoyed by rising assets under management and market gains, T. Rowe Price Group reported Wednesday that it earned $247.3 million, or 94 cents per share, for the third quarter.
Revenue reached $769.7 million for the three months ending Sept. 30.
| Nov 4, 2012
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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:45 PM
As much of the Baltimore region shut down, some businesses made sure they could stay open — come hurricane and high water.
The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel brought in sandbags, ordered $30,000 in extra food and arranged for employees...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:38 AM
My first memories of The Baltimore Sun go back to 1982, when my wife and I were planning to move to Baltimore from Massachusetts. In the days before the Internet, home buyers turned to The Sun's classified ads to get their arms around the range of housing...