COLUMN: The troubling fine print of Suze Orman’s prepaid card

January 14, 2012

By John Wasik

(Reuters) – Can those celebrity-linked prepaid cards really help the unbanked?

Playing the “January effect”

January 9, 2012

By John F. Wasik

(Reuters) – For years, one of the more bankable phenomena in finance has been the January effect.

The old abnormal: How even PIMCO’s Bill Gross can err

January 6, 2012

Jan 6 (Reuters) – No matter what theme you adopt in a
market forecast, predictability has always been a bugaboo. Just
ask Bill Gross, the legendary manager of the PIMCO Total Return
bond fund.

New tech trend for 2012 and beyond

January 3, 2012

Jan 3 (Reuters) – Despite gloomy headlines from Europe over
the past year, a new technology mash-up is emerging that could
spark some exciting ideas for investors.

Key wealth management concerns for 2012

December 29, 2011

29 (Reuters) – You won’t get too many arguments at
holiday parties if you say that 2011 has been one of the most
challenging years for investors.

Promising Sectors for 2012

December 27, 2011

Dec 27 (Reuters) – For 2012, think volatility — again.

Yet that doesn’t mean that economic recovery won’t be part
of the story. A focus on the industries likely to benefit from
a rebound and long-term demographic trends bodes well for these
sectors:

Biggest financial surprises of 2011

December 22, 2011

By John Wasik

(Reuters) – In every year, there are a host of surprises that come along like earthquakes: They are nearly impossible to predict.

Getting the best rates on homeowner insurance policies

December 19, 2011

Dec 19 (Reuters) – In just the last year alone, we’ve seen
epic snow, wind, fire and rain. There were a record 12 extreme
weather events in 2011 according to the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, each causing at least $1 billion in
damages. With climate change rearing its ugly head, Mother
Nature may even become surlier. Depending upon where you live,
that means it may be more difficult to find affordable
insurance coverage.

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December 19, 2011

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December 18, 2011

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