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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. Those people in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade with unpaid bills that have been...
  • 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...
  • Financial health can be a matter of time, not smarts

    Conventional wisdom says the more you know about personal finance, the better off you'll be at managing your money. But a new survey suggests that knowledge alone is not enough. For your finances to be in good shape, you also need to be aware of...
  • Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures

    Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures
    First of two parts. Clermont is at a crossroads, the result of a big change in its demographics. Which way should it go? Some folks want the city to turn back to its roots — provide basic services at decent prices and skip the frills. That's the...
  • Stories will help explain life of Native Americans in Florida

    The staff and volunteers at Trout Lake Nature Center will offer a free program about the Seminole Indians of Florida and their culture at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the nature center, 520 E. County Road 44 Bypass in Eustis. Participants will hear stories used...
  • Financial elder abuse is a thriving industry

    In July, a woman in Bakersfield, California was charged with elder abuse after her 73-year-old mother was found living in a decrepit one-bedroom apartment with no working plumbing and a rodent infestation. While the exploitation of senior citizens is...
  • 'Buy what you know' can be dangerous

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch, whose investment management skills helped attract billions of dollars into the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 until 1990, once famously advised small investors, "Buy what you know." The concept was simple: If you buy what...
  • Suit alleges Vanguard Group wrongly avoids paying taxes

    Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
  • NAI Summit leases office building, and other company news

    NAI Summit leases office building Logan Winchester of NAI Summit recently represented the owner, Hanover Office Plaza, in the lease transaction with MaGauren Guild Malls, that plans to open an administrative branch at 961 Marcon Blvd. in Allentown. The...
  • L.A. Times Ethics Guidelines

    L.A. Times Ethics Guidelines
    The goal of the Los Angeles Times is to publish a newspaper of the highest quality. This requires The Times to be, above all else, a principled newspaper. Making it so is the responsibility of every staff member. In deed and in appearance, journalists...