Erin Arvedlund writes a weekly column for the Inquirer on investing and personal finance. Her first book was Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff (Penguin).

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Bring your dog to work? Puppy-love at Philly U.S. Attorney’s office

Quade, Yardley and Jingle roam the halls of the U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia.

Philly real estate investor Nicholas Schorsch, his former CFO and company settle with SEC for more than $60M

AR Capital and its partners Schorsch and Block "benefited themselves greatly at the expense of shareholders," said the SEC. The company and partners did not admit wrongdoing.

Go to college for free — yes, free — at these Pa. and N.J. schools

And a UPenn professor created a database tracking free colleges around the country.

Boenning & Scattergood names Ryan Connors as new head of equity research

Connors was promoted along with two other equity research employees.

Bring your dog to work, consult a nutritionist, take paternity leave: Philly CEOs crow about their employees’ fave workplace benefits

Day off for your birthday? Trips to the Dominican Republic? One-on-one gym coaches? All these benefits can be found at Philly's workplaces.

Campbell to lay off about 80 workers in North America as part of reorganization, half of those in Philly region

About 0.5 percent of the company's 19,000 employees will lose their jobs. The cuts will hit middle and upper managers.

Wellington Fund, the ‘blue blazer’ of Vanguard funds, returned an average of over 8 percent a year since 1930

Vanguard Wellington Fund turns 90 years old this year. It is Vanguard’s oldest fund, founded by Philadelphia accountant Walter L. Morgan, famed for giving Vanguard founder John Bogle his start.

Congress’ new SECURE Act bill is the most significant retirement plan legislation in years

The SECURE Act could help Americans save more, for longer, but also opens the floodgates to annuities in retirement plans.

Newtown Square accountant charged with stealing payroll tax funds from business clients

Myles Hannigan of Delaware County, who stole over $1.8 million, could face up to 54 years in prison.

College bills coming due? Here are some smart tips before you pay.

You don’t have to go into crushing debt to get a degree.