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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 27 2012

Self-directed IRAs satisfy alternative investors

Despite the surge in popularity of target-date funds, which put retirement investing on autopilot, some bold individuals are going to the other extreme. These aggressive investors are using a special kind of account, called a "self-directed" Individual Retirement Account (IRA), to add alternative -- and sometimes off-beat -- investments to their retirement portfolios.

Mar 08 2012

Investors ride the bond ETF wave

With more than 170 bond exchange-traded funds now on the market, investors are finding no shortage of ways to use them.

Feb 17 2012

Keep your digital life alive, after death

Karin Prangley, a 33-year-old Chicago estate planning attorney, attempted to guess her father-in-law's password to gain access to his business computer after he suffered a debilitating stroke several years ago at age 62. None of them worked.

Feb 17 2012

Keep your digital life alive, after death

Karin Prangley, a 33-year-old Chicago estate planning attorney, attempted to guess her father-in-law's password to gain access to his business computer after he suffered a debilitating stroke several years ago at age 62. None of them worked.

Feb 01 2012

Emerging market stocks set to capture spotlight in 2012

If you were burned by emerging market stocks last year, you might want to give the relationship another chance in 2012. The stocks are doing pretty well so far this year, and analysts point to multiple reasons the gains should continue.

Feb 01 2012

BRIC markets set to capture spotlight in 2012

If you were burned by emerging market stocks last year, you might want to give the relationship another chance in 2012. The stocks are doing pretty well so far this year, and analysts point to multiple reasons the gains should continue.

Jan 20 2012

Football players' financial fumbles hold lessons

NEW YORK When Reggie Wilkes began playing football for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1978, the Georgia Institute of Technology graduate had no idea how to balance a checkbook or calculate his taxes. But he gradually acquired those financial skills and others, and in the off-season, took college and graduate-level courses.`

Sep 26 2011

Searching for yield? Think savings bonds

If you’re thinking of buying Series I savings bonds, do it soon, since new regulations set to take effect next year will limit purchase amounts and make them harder for many people to buy.

Sep 08 2011

How parents of multiples tackle financial challenges

As the media continues to follow Kate Gosselin and Nadya Suleman, thousands of families with twins and triplets quietly struggle with unique financial issues that most singleton parents don’t face, or encounter more gradually.

Sep 06 2011

Utility stocks that can plug you into yields instead of losses

Why utility stocks right now? The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 3 percent in the first eight months of the year, while utility shares rose 7.3 percent. In August, the index fell nearly 6 percent, while utilities went up 1.7 percent.

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