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  • 2nd home could be good idea

    Q: Our current home is paid off, we are thinking of buying another home and renting this one. Is that a good idea? We plan on putting 20 percent down. — N.B., Orlando A: You have to ask yourself if you can carry the new mortgage without a renter...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/20/14 for 04/20/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Andy Serkis was born in London, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy is the acclaimed motion capture actor who portrayed Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He also went ape in...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
  • Schwartz releases tax returns in campaign gambit

    HARRISBURG — Trying to dig herself out of a deep approval-rating hole with the primary election fast approaching, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has released income tax records in the hopes of smoking out flaws in the personal finances and life...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Don't be so quick to throw out that 1040

    For most of us, the drudgery of tax filing season has drawn to a merciful close. Now what do you do with all that paperwork? In general, taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax returns and supporting documents everything from receipts for charitable...
  • Spending: cheap water is running dry

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the American Water Works...
  • U.S.-based stock funds post $3.6 billion outflows over week: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $3.6 billion out of stock funds in the week ended April 16 on fears that a selloff in technology and biotech shares could signal a steeper drop in U.S. stocks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper...
  • Think you're money savvy? Take this quiz

    Think you're smart about money? Maybe. But unless you're regularly learning and refreshing your knowledge, the latest information about spending, savings and investing might pass you by. And the best way to pass on money smarts to children probably isn'...
  • Helping clients choose annuities or lump sums

    (Reuters) - Your client plans to retire soon and his employer's defined benefit plan offers a choice: take a monthly pension or a lump sum distribution that can be rolled over to an Individual Retirement Account. The client wants your input because a good...
  • Fidelity biotech fund among worst performers in April sell-off

    BOSTON (Reuters) - One of the biotechnology sector's worst two-week declines in the past decade has clobbered one of Fidelity Investments' hottest funds. The $9.4 billion Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund plunged 11.75 percent during the first 14 days...