Old Drugs, New Price

Companies Raising Drug Prices Dramatically In the world of prescription drugs, “generic” does not necessarily mean “inexpensive.” In fact, it can be quite the opposite as new manufacturers acquire the rights to older generic drugs. The recent case of Turing Pharmaceuticals and Daraprim brought the issue into sharp focus. Daraprim is the standard method of…
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11 Top Shorts

These Stocks Have the Biggest Bets for Going Down How can investors make money when stocks are going down? They can sell stock they do not currently own, betting that the price will go down. This is known as a short sale, or holding a short position in a stock. To sell short, you are…
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3 Ways To Get The Most From Employer-Matching 401(k)s

Don’t Miss Out on Free Money If you are fortunate enough to have an employer-matching 401(k) program at your workplace, you should take advantage of it to the full extent possible. Whether it is a dollar-for-dollar match or a lesser percentage, this is free money from your perspective – and tax-deferred free money on top…
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Spooky Spending This Halloween – The Frightening Costs

Do Americans spend more on Halloween costumes for kids or adults? Check out our infographic on Halloween’s spooky spending above. You may be surprised. Also shocking is the $350 million we spend dressing up our pets! Note that the $2.1 billion we will spend on Halloween candy this season does NOT include the subsequent dentist…
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Highest-Paid Female Athletes – Tennis Players Dominate

We often hear about the astronomical salaries in men’s sports, but we hear little about the top female sports earners. The main reason is the greater popularity of men’s sports and the corresponding TV and merchandising revenue. There is no women’s counterpart to the NFL or Major League Baseball. In sports where there are counterparts,…
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