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  • 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...
  • Couple face foreclosure on home they sold in 1994

    Couple face foreclosure on home they sold in 1994
    A recent knock on the door of Sheridon and Susan Turner's suburban home delivered news that shocked the elderly couple: Wells Fargo was suing them for foreclosure on a home they sold 21 years ago. The Turners sold the house on Hidden Lake Drive in...
  • Housing market improving, but affordability could be an issue

    Housing market improving, but affordability could be an issue
    The housing market continues to grow more stable across South Florida, though affordability bears watching this year, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Wednesday. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties scored 75.4 in January on Freddie's Multi-...
  • SkyBridge Capital investment firm expanding to Palm Beach County

    SkyBridge Capital investment firm expanding to Palm Beach County
    An investment company that advises and manages $12.5 billion in assets announced Wednesday that it is joining other financial companies in setting up an office in Palm Beach County. SkyBridge Capital, a 10-year-old global investment firm with...
  • 'Lefty' Kreh recounts nearly 70 years of fishing for dorado, tarpon and one pterodactyl

    'Lefty' Kreh recounts nearly 70 years of fishing for dorado, tarpon and one pterodactyl
    There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined...
  • Cubs owner not only transforming Wrigley Field, but Wrigleyville, too

    Cubs owner not only transforming Wrigley Field, but Wrigleyville, too
    For years, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has made no secret of his desire to emulate the success of the Boston Red Sox. His pursuit of Boston's top baseball executive, Theo Epstein, made headlines and the remaking of Wrigley Field — inspired by the...
  • 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...
  • 'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter

    'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter
    Fewer South Florida homeowners were hamstrung by "underwater" mortgages at the end of 2014, a new report says. In Palm Beach County, 41,000 homeowners, or 16 percent of all mortgage holders, owed more than their properties were worth, according to...