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Active investors bullish on stocks, worry about inflation

June 29, 2011

Do active investors know something the rest of us don’t? Despite the recent barrage of humbling economic data and a substantial stock slide, investors making three or more trades a month are bullish on the market, predicting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will finish above the threshold of 1,400 by the end of 2011.

Data breach victims more likely to be fraud targets: Study

June 28, 2011

Victims of data breaches are far more likely to become the victims of fraud than other consumers and credit card issuers need to do more to protect their customers, a new study from the firm Javelin Strategy & Research found.

Best banks and cards for changing dollars to Euros: Study

June 28, 2011

If you’re planning a hop across the pond this summer, think carefully about how you’re going to convert your dollars into Euros. Doing it the wrong way could cost you almost 15 cents of every dollar you exchange, according to a new study by Card Hub, a web-based comparison site.

Investing: A little inflation isn’t such a bad thing

June 28, 2011

We’re in a three-headed hydra economy now. There’s the threat of burgeoning inflation, joblessness and a rotten housing market.

Perma-interns: Is working for free a good career bet?

June 28, 2011

When he isn’t hitting the books at Northwestern University this summer, Mike Boyle of Chicago dreams of making it in the music industry. And why not? With his ready smile, tousled hair and laid-back demeanor, Boyle comes across as sharp and affable, a hipster with heart. And he grasps the fine points of the business like few 21-year-olds you’ll meet.

Charles Schwab to consumers: Rate our services

June 28, 2011

It’s easy to find consumer reviews for restaurants, hotels and cars on websites like Zagat, Yelp and Edmonds. But what about financial services? Slim pickings.

How investors can use Twitter

June 27, 2011

The following is a guest post by Brad Allen. The opinions expressed are his own.

Twitter is not just for staying in touch with friends and colleagues. It’s becoming a great way for keeping up with the stocks you care about as well. And companies themselves are increasingly using the social media tool to communicate directly with investors.

Why young people spend so much

June 27, 2011

With Independence Day approaching, merchants will be looking to 18-24 year olds to light up the holiday.

5 beachfront resort areas with hot real estate deals

June 24, 2011

The following is a guest post by Lou Carlozo. The opinions expressed are his own.

Tweet this, not that: Social networking and your safety

June 24, 2011

Do you ever broadcast on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare (or others) where you’re eating lunch, who you’re with and or even when you’re on vacation? Do you care who’s seeing it? If you don’t, you probably should.