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  • Mandatory 'divorce class' is divorced from reality

    Mandatory 'divorce class' is divorced from reality
    I wish I had higher hopes for the mandatory class Oklahoma is now requiring couples to take before the state will grant them a divorce. On the one hand: "The program will cover resources available for families on subjects that include substance abuse,...
  • When caring for a loved one, too many caregivers go it alone

    Harvard Health Blog History is repeating itself in my family. My mother has Parkinson's disease, and my father is her caregiver. Forty years ago, my mom was the caregiver for her own mother, who had advanced Parkinson's disease and dementia. I didn't...
  • Father's Day financial advice

    This is my first Father's Day without a father. My father died last November and since then, I have missed talking to him about all of the everyday stuff that we both loved--markets, sports, or a rerun of a favorite "Odd Couple" episode. My father...
  • Suffolk man hits $125,000 jackpot with scratch off

    Suffolk man hits $125,000 jackpot with scratch off
    Daryle Halterman of Suffolk claimed a $125,000 jackpot with a $5 Virginia Lottery "Lucky Numbers" scratch-off ticket on Aug. 5. He bought the ticket at Gas N Go on Holland Road in Suffolk, where he scratched it in store. Upon realizing that he had a...
  • Commentary: Golden West College remains fully accredited and open for business

    I am proud to be the president of Golden West College and to see the positive effect that the institution has had on thousands of people in the community. Recent articles have focused on Golden West College's accreditation status. Rest assured that...
  • State Ranks High On Long-Term Elder Care, But Caregivers' Needs Not Met

    Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card. The...
  • McDonald's offers budget tool for workers -- who may need a second job

    McDonald's has launched a website devoted to financial advice and tips for its employees called Practical Money Skills for Life, and in the process possibly signaled the fast-food giant isn't paying employees a decent wage.  The site is intended to make...
  • Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple's savings

    Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple's savings
    An Oak Brook attorney was arrested Thursday at her law firm on federal fraud charges that accuse her of bilking more than $2.3 million from a couple who entrusted her with their life savings. During a brief court appearance, Kathleen Niew listened...
  • S. Floridians cut credit card debt by 17%

    S. Floridians cut credit card debt by 17%
    Possibly preparing for this year’s holiday shopping binge, South Floridians have been whittling away at their credit-card debt. The average credit-card balance of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County consumers fell 17 percent in September, to...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era. Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...