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Sketch Guy: The Strange Allure of Higher Fees

published about 3 hours ago
Sketch Guy: The Strange Allure of Higher Fees
Most of the money going into all mutual funds lands in those with the lowest expenses, but that’s not true of “alternative” funds, where investors tend to pick higher-cost options.

Your Money Adviser: Renter’s Insurance Offers a Hedge Against Dorm-Room Mayhem

published about 21 hours ago
College students would do well to make sure their personal belongings are covered in the event of fire, theft, vandalism or natural disaster.

Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees

published 1 day ago
Just as employers replaced pensions with retirement savings plans, more large companies appear to be making a similar cost-sharing shift with health plans.

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save

published Sat, Aug 30 2014 13:10 GMT
Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save
A growing number of credit unions and nonprofit groups are using lotteries to encourage low-income families to save.

Fair Game: What the Arbitration Panel Didn’t Want to Hear

published Sat, Aug 30 2014 12:54 GMT
An employee of Deutsche Bank Securities is questioning the handling of an arbitration case he brought against the firm — and his lawyer is asking a state court to step in.