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Jack Markowitz Columns

Mickey Rooney’s financial life a lesson for us all

By Jack Markowitz
The unique Mickey Rooney provided one last entertainment — a sobering one — in his long life. When he died last week at 93, he reportedly left only $18,000. Let’s hope that was a joke because you couldn’t help a …

John Browne Columns

High-speed traders on inside track

By John Browne
Michael Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” has caused a tremor among investors. A fictionalized account, it nevertheless highlights a long-suspected fear that Wall Street stock markets are rigged in favor of high-frequency or high-speed traders. These …

Chris Posti Columns

Looking for 1st job? Get your basics down

By Chris Posti
Rick was like thousands of other college seniors hoping to get hired for his first “real” job. He was an average student, from a middle-of-the-road college, with a typical major (in Rick’s case, information technology). He was not active in …

John Dorfman Columns

Dorfman: Time to take another shot at small caps

By John Dorfman
Ugh. For the second consecutive year, my small-stock recommendations fizzled. The crop of small stocks I wrote about a year ago returned just 5.8 percent. That compares with an increase of 17.8 percent in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, …

Kim Komando Columns

Make it tough for thieves

By Kim Komando
Breaking news such as the massive data breach at Experian or Target now seems common. Leaving aside the victims of actual fraud, I hear constantly from people who’ve had to swap out every debit and credit card, or whose cards …

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 newspaper column …