Personal finance from around the Web:
- Two steps forward, one (almost) back: On Monday a New York district court judge rejected a proposal by the SEC and 12 Wall Street firms which would have eradicated a landmark reform of a 2003 post-Internet-bubble settlement: supervising communications between bankers and research analysts. [The Wall Street Journal]
- Maybe those Toyotas aren't so bad after all: J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Prius first in its compact car category for the 2010 Car Dependability Study, and its Tundra topped the list for pickups. [BizJournal]
- Mad Money may have become Bad Money as the SEC investigates TheStreet.com, a site founded by CNBC personality Jim Cramer, for the alleged accounting missteps of one of its subsidiaries. [New York Post]
- Does a private, online meeting of your family and your financial adviser sound appealing? Blueleaf, an Internet start-up, is working to create a virtual "kitchen table" discussion space where users will be able to access all their account and investment information online and talk about it. [Innovation Economy]
- Saving smart for your kid's college education doesn't necessarily mean mortgaging the house to finance four years of undergraduate education. Here's how to be strategic in putting money aside based upon your tax bracket, child's age, and expected income. [MSN Money]
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