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Target Date Fund Shenanigans

May 19, 2013

I was reading my local paper today and it reminded me of the shenanigans that continues to ensue with respect to “Target Date Funds”.  Many investment plans and almost all major mutual fund companies now offer these target date funds that claim to provide the right mix of stocks and bonds (basically, to optimize returns […]

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How Big a Discount is Worth Dealing with Gift Card Hassles?

April 2, 2013

Life’s about trade-offs.  Is it worth driving the extra mile to another gas station to save 5 cents a gallon?  Is it worth paying a shipping cost for the convenience of making that purchase online instead of picking it up yourself?  These are the decisions we make daily and often depend on everything from total […]

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Fraud, Repair Costs and Claims Inflate Car Insurance Premiums

October 21, 2010

FRAUD, personal injury claims and increased repair costs have caused the biggest rise in car insurance premiums since the AA began its records, it has been reported. According to the latest AA British Insurance Premium Index, which measures premium movements for 2,800 car insurance customers from more than 80 brokers, car insurance premiums soared by […]

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Weekend Reading: It’s Earnings Season! Again.

July 22, 2010

I crack up each time earnings season rolls around and the talking heads on CNBC say, “It’s the most important earnings season in years – this is a pivotal point in the stock market, tune in”.  Either they say this a lot or I just happen to tune in when they’re saying it, but they […]

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