Personal Finance

Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017
In addition to government bond funds, investors may now select tax-advantaged or tax-free money funds comprised of municipal bond investments. ... During the 2008 financial crisis, the calm waters were roiled when a prominent fund company lost money on the investments in the fund and allowed the ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
If all goes according to plan, the Senate will vote soon on the much-anticipated tax bill. The core of this ambitious measure (fully 75 percent) is aimed at a long-overdue reform of the U.S. corporate tax regime. While our major trading partners have all modernized their systems and substantially...
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The uniquely American holiday we call Thanksgiving is a time during which we reflect upon our blessings and share with friends and family. But first we have to get together, and that frequently requires travel. The very idea that so many of us routinely board a plane to visit Grandma or drag the...
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Until the great financial crisis of 2008, the Fed held a fairly stable portfolio of securities of about $900 billion. In order to combat the torpid ...
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It's another thing entirely to learn that one of the national credit bureaus ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. ... It has been a long time coming, but public outrage at the Equifax debacle is likely to be a ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio manager...
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017
Personal Finance: Gig workers face retirement challenges ... Fewer workers today are full-time permanent employees, moving instead from job to ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio manager for Barnett & Co. in...