Families of future and current college students should be mindful of the effects of sequestration, a university's 'Scorecard,' their own savings projections, and their future debt loads.
Morningstar's Christine Benz addresses who sequestration will and won't affect, changing prices for long-term care, and a timely mortgage-paydown strategy.
Fixed-income investments are still necessary, but with tight credit spreads right now, obtaining extra yield carries heavy risks, says Zebra Capital chairman Roger Ibbotson.
Recent lackluster spending data suggest the consumer is not as strong as some may believe, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Economic moats, stronger growth prospects, and other advantages cause us to favor operators that both manage and franchise hotels.
Investors were down on the municipal bond market for a third straight week as $261 million poured out of weekly reporting muni bond mutual funds for the week of March 20.
Basic materials companies are in a period of very mixed near-term outlook in terms of end-market demand.
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