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  • Average debt in collections: $6,767 in South Florida

    Average debt in collections: $6,767 in South Florida
    Nearly four out of 10 South Floridians with a credit history have a debt in collections with an average $6,767 past due, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.
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    June 2014 INTRODUCTION The goal of the Los Angeles Times is to publish news and information of the highest quality. This requires The Times, across its entire portfolio of editorial products, to be, above all else, a principled news organization....

    Investing: when to sell a fund

    Knowing when to unload a fund is tricky. In fact, choosing a fund to buy is probably an easier process. But just as you should have a checklist for buying, a checklist for selling can help, too. Here are five factors to consider. A key manager leaves. If...

    Owning property in a self-directed IRA

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have acquired two properties within my self-directed IRA. One was obtained when I was offered a deed in lieu of foreclosure and the other I bought from a bank three years ago at a low cost. Neither property has...

    Ask Kim: Should I buy a deferred income annuity?

    I understand that the Treasury Department just changed the tax rules so people can now invest IRA money in deferred income annuities without worrying about required minimum distributions. Should I invest in this kind of annuity? If you're starting to...