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Your Money Adviser: Flexible Spending Accounts Still Have Deadlines That Can’t Be Ignored

published 1 day ago
The rules on these tax-advantaged medical accounts have been eased, but not all companies have adopted the changes.

Sketch Guy: Questions to Ask a Prospective Financial Adviser

published 2 days ago
Sketch Guy: Questions to Ask a Prospective Financial Adviser
We shouldn’t care about titles, job descriptions or even where advisers work. Before you hire them, focus instead on what they actually do.

Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy

published Sat, Feb 28 2015 12:17 GMT
Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy
The adoption of dynamic scoring for evaluating major changes in tax and spending policy makes sense in theory, but could create havoc in practice.

Strategies: Plenty of Noise, but Not Much Guidance From Fed or Company Reports

published Sat, Feb 28 2015 12:06 GMT
Strategies: Plenty of Noise, but Not Much Guidance From Fed or Company Reports
Guidance from the Federal Reserve and corporations could help investors who are concerned with what will happen to their money, but there is little evidence it has been useful.

The Haggler: Zapped by the Hidden Costs of Laser Treatments

published Sat, Feb 28 2015 11:51 GMT
The Haggler: Zapped by the Hidden Costs of Laser Treatments
At many Ideal Image centers, the price consumers paid for laser treatments increased when skin products they did not request were included.