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Another intermission in the Greek debt drama and pacifying words from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen have lifted stocks once again to new record highs.
When people pick mutual funds, they are usually overwhelmed by the choices and often make the mistake of judging them as they would a beauty contest. They pick the most beautiful fund among all of the possibilities.
It's back to the future in the Eurozone with Greece's massive debt problems rising once again.
Earnings reporting season is approaching the home stretch, with assurances for investors that U.S. companies are still able to deliver acceptable profits despite a multitude of worries about global markets.
Although the jobs massacre of 2008 and 2009 has come to an end and people are seeing the value of their homes and 401(k)s shoot up, Americans remain seriously stressed over money.
For advocates of major financial change in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke the right words in his State of the State address.
The Obama administration forgot the first rule of the jungle: Never threaten a mother protecting her young.
There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year.
Just hope you don't have any questions when you try to figure out your taxes this year.
Get used to it.
2014 didn't turn out to be the year analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers.
Stock investors are craving assurances as the unrelenting fall in oil prices has been stoking concerns that the global economy is weakening and the bull market's days may be numbered.
As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later.
It was easy to make money in stocks and bonds in 2014.
Are you ready for retirement?
The stock market is expected to continue to be kind to investors in the new year but with more humble gains than the last three years.
You can believe in Santa.
The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money.
Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess."
Do you want to keep up with the Joneses?