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Jack Markowitz Columns

Parents can make holidays ‘teachable moment’ for kids

By Jack Markowitz
To spend is the trend of the season. And to save? — Ah, another time. And yet the shopping season that kicks off today offers a surprising opening to teach that old-fashioned virtue — thrift — to children. ...

John Browne Columns

Economy offers mixed outlook for gold

By John Browne
Gold investors might be encouraged by a small rally that sent the metal to its highest level in three weeks Friday, but caution is a word they should not forget. The metal climbed as high as $1,207.60 an ounce before ...

Chris Posti Columns

Social media use says what resume can’t to recruiters

By Tribune-Review
Imagine this: you have not applied for a single job, yet someone is ready to hire you, sight unseen. How can this be? Actually, this scenario is entirely possible nowadays, and the reason is social media. Employers and recruiters ...

John Dorfman Columns

Dorfman: Holiday tradition includes picks from land of GARP

By John Dorfman
GARP investing is not my home turf. But it’s the next town over. GARP stands for “growth at a reasonable price.” It occupies the middle ground between value investing and growth investing. My style is value, a cheapskate’s hunt for bargains. ...

Kim Komando Columns

Komando: 5 tech gifts to avoid this holiday season

By Kim Komando
When you’re trying to buy the perfect gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, you’re probably going to think about something digital. With smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, home theater soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras, cases, video games and ...

Andrea Kay Columns

Kay: It’s never too late to find your voice

By Andrea Kay
Editor’s note: This is Andrea Kay’s last column. I had an audacious idea in 1987. Out of all the billions of people on planet Earth, I decided that I would be the one to have my very own ...