Personal finance from around the web:
- The ultimate guide to 2010 investment predictions and outlooks: More than 50 Wall Street banks, hedge funds and investment gurus forecast how the markets will perform this year. [The Pragmatic Capitalist via The Big Picture]
- Feeling depressed about the stock market? Well, there are worse places to stow your money. Romanian papers report that a man hid $57,000 in a pair of old shoes, only to have his wife clean house and throw them away. [The Canadian Press]
- Useful housing-crisis lessons from Florida and Massachusetts: Reducing mortgage principal is the best solution for keeping struggling borrowers in their homes, but bankers are unlikely to cooperate unless pressured by the states. [The Huffington Post]
- Does Rush Limbaugh’s Hawaii heart-attack scare illustrate the need for healthcare reform? Or does it demonstrate that the system is fine as it is? A columnist and her readers debate the issue. [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
- A Wall Street Journal op-ed piece calls the elimination of most credit-card annual fees the most important “pro-consumer” innovation in payment systems over the past two decades. Funny thing, though: Those annual-fee eliminations were a mixed blessing. And it’s tough to think of any other pro-consumer innovations. [Credit Slips]
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