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  • Short sales need a tax break

    Short sales need a tax break
    Despite the recovery of the economy since 2008, there are still many homeowners who owe more than their property is worth. A bill pending in the U.S. Senate would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2016, curtailing tax penalties for...
  • Bankers Healthcare loads new HQ with employee perks

    Bankers Healthcare loads new HQ with employee perks
    Employees at Bankers Healthcare Group get a personal trainer. They can go to the gym, the cafe or "chill-out" rooms to relax. And soon they'll have their own kitchen staff — and healthy breakfasts and lunches offered at a discount. The financial...
  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity
    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...
  • New crackdowns promised on payday lending

    New crackdowns promised on payday lending
    Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts....
  • Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?

    Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?
    Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of...
  • Chicago Ridge voters have variety of trustee candidates

    Chicago Ridge voters have variety of trustee candidates
    If you're looking for a wide range of candidates, look no further than the April 7 ballot for the Chicago Ridge Village Board. There are two incumbents, a former trustee who served two terms, a former village employee, a park district commissioner and a...
  • Letters: Reverse mortgages; Fracking

    Reverse mortgages Brandi Bottalico's story (The Capital, March 18) was liberal feel-good fluff, filled with half-truths, inaccuracies and innuendo. I have been helping seniors make educated financial decisions using the home equity conversion mortgage...
  • Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings

    Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings
    Consumers are busy with their daily lives, making it difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect their wallets — household savings, fine print in contracts they sign with companies and insurance shopping, for example. Here...
  • Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions

    Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions
    Both critics and supporters of the Lyons Township School Treasurer's Office say the former treasurer's guilty plea bolsters their respective cases in pending legal and legislative action. Robert Healy, 56, of LaGrange Highlands, entered a guilty plea...
  • Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers
    Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans. "It's apparent to me that...
  • Can you trust investment advice?

    Can you trust investment advice?
    Where do you turn for investment advice -- and how do you know you can trust that advice? That's the challenge faced by a generation of Americans who are now rolling their company retirement plans into IRAs. The financial services industry is ready for...