Personal finance

Financial Market Reporting, Part 9: Exchange Traded Funds

In my recent post on mutual funds, I noted that John Bogle disrupted that industry with

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Reporting on the Cost of New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year typically arrives with resolutions such as eating more healthfully and getting in shape.

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10 Facts on Identity Theft That Business Reporters Should Know

Besides Internet hackers, the recent Equifax data breach that compromised the private information of half of

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 8: Mutual Funds and Index Funds

Explosion of indexes In a previous post about indexes, I identified the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Story Idea: The Rise of Robo-Advisors

On robo-advising platforms, algorithms manage investment portfolios with minimal human involvement, making advice accessible to investors

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Reporting on Data Breaches and the Social Security Number Debate

The massive Equifax data breach continues to fuel debate on how to stop the use of

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Business Story Ideas From the Equifax Data Breach

Data breaches are a growing fact of digital life. Every year, hundreds of millions of consumers—and

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Credit Card Delinquency: Tiny Blip or Looming Trend?

It’s just a tiny blip for now in the economic picture, but early and serious credit

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Four Shocking Gaps in the New DOL Fiduciary Rule

The new fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) takes full effect in July, 2019.

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Unbanked Facts to Jumpstart a Business Story

Most personal finance coverage assumes that consumers have access to credit cards and checking and savings accounts,

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