| Jan 30, 2013
The magic is gone … the infatuation over.
Wealthy investors who thought a few years ago that brainy hedge fund managers would show them the money have shed their rose-colored glasses.
Individuals are no longer enamored with the funds, and for...
| Jun 19, 2013
The warnings have sounded.
In a dress rehearsal for the drama that might lie ahead in bonds and stocks, investors are discovering that some of the investments they thought would be fairly safe for income can deliver sudden losses. Popular dividend-...
| Apr 29, 2010
Your friends are cooing about their new baby. Oh, yeah, it's a dog.
"Pets have become the first child," says pet industry analyst R.J. Hottovy, explaining why even in tough economic times, spending on our animals continues to climb.
Instead of investing...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 6:42 PM
A man attempted to detonate his shoe on a flight diverted to Boston in 2001; eight years later all airline passengers are still walking barefoot through airport security.
In 2006 officials uncovered a plot to attack transcontinental flights with liquid...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Richmond coach Chris Mooney called three timeouts during the first 15 minutes Friday. None curbed the bleeding.
Indeed, no tourniquet was going to work during this NCAA Southwest Regional.
Kansas' talent, size and depth were all that Mooney...
| Oct 27, 2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted and touted his work on economic development, often choosing little-watched advisory committees to help him shape his policies.
But one has become prominent: World Business Chicago , a largely city-funded nonprofit, of...
| 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 10, 2012
It's an anniversary filled with a sense of relief and foreboding
Five years ago, the stock market hit a high on Oct. 9, 2007, and then terrified Americans as it crashed 57 percent over 17 months, destroying 401(k)s, college savings and dreams for the...
| Aug 22, 2012
When Apple became the largest U.S. company in history this week, individuals were kicking themselves for missing out and they wondered if they should be buying Apple now to fortify their future.
But as analysts debate whether Apple is priced to buy or...
| Sep 14, 2012
What do you do if you are loaded down with credit card debt but you know you should be saving for retirement? Do you concentrate on getting rid of the debt, and put off saving in the 401(k) or IRA for later? Or do you save now, pay off later?
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:48 PM
It's IRA time, with people opening individual retirement accounts after doing their tax returns and then fretting over where to invest the new money.
Some labor over the decision, figuring there is one right fund. Yet, if you already have a balanced...