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Online privacy leaks worsen; “Do not track” gains steam

October 11, 2011

People use computers at an Internet cafe in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province June 20, 2007. REUTERS/StringerAre you being tracked right now? If you thought you were just browsing aimlessly, doing a little shopping or checking sports scores without identifying yourself, you could be mistaken about your level of privacy.

Want to put your kid on road to Millionaire Row by 21? Here’s how

September 23, 2011

While some youngsters long to become rock stars or Hollywood heavyweights, others now gravitate towards another stripe of pop-cultural celebrity: the whiz kid who becomes a millionaire before age 21.

Back-to-school is about backpacks, lunchboxes and money skills

August 31, 2011

The following is a guest piece by Dan Greenshields, CFA, and President of ING DIRECT Investing, a subsidiary of ING Bank, fsb. The opinions expressed are his own.

Even financial gurus make money mistakes

August 12, 2011

Christie's employees pose for a photograph with a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's in central London September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning I bought Lehman Brothers.

There, I said it. My dark secret, finally out in the open. Watching financial stocks drop like stones in the fall of 2008, I figured it was a classic case of investor panic. After Lehman went from over $90 to under $10, I almost felt bad at getting such a bargain. After all, it couldn’t go to zero, right?

Parents want to help their kids, but when does it stop?

May 26, 2011

A weak job market for college and high-school graduates is continuing to drive young adults back into the households and onto the payrolls of their parents, a variety of surveys have confirmed.

Note to Fed: Show us the numbers

May 5, 2011

Now that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s historic press conference can be viewed on the home page of the Fed’s website, I decided to watch it again to see what the conflicting opinions were about.

Women hand over the reins on retirement: survey

April 29, 2011

You’ve heard the statistics: More women than ever are involved in household finances, with a quarter of them in control. Working women have surpassed men in attainment of higher education — the first time in history.  And yet, women still pass the buck when it comes to their own retirement security, according to a new survey from ING Direct USA and

When teaching kids about money, it’s not math — it’s values

April 22, 2011

Beth Kobliner is a personal finance commentator and journalist, and the author of the New York Times bestseller GET A FINANCIAL LIFE®: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. She was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, a bipartisan committee charged with tackling the problem of financial illiteracy in our country. The opinions expressed here are her own.

Social Security cuts annual statement mailings

April 1, 2011

A woman sorts paperwork at her home in Concord, North Carolina on November 17, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Keane Here’s a chicken-or-egg question for you: is Social Security’s future really imperiled, or do Americans just think it’s falling apart because Washington keeps shooting the program in the foot?

Can you pass a high school financial literacy test?

March 9, 2011

A student reads in New York, October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar  When it comes to money, are you smarter than a high school student? Now’s your chance to find out.