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  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Spending: what you need to know about tech cleanup

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance While you're spring cleaning, don't forget to spruce up current devices and discard outmoded electronics. 1. Do a thorough sweep. This is the perfect time to dispose of unused and unneeded tech. Plus, take time to give...
  • State-Run Retirement Plan Rightfully Shelved

    Far too many workers don't save for retirement. Democratic lawmakers want to fix that, to their credit. But their proposed fix needs more work and a much better sales job. A Senate bill entitled "An Act Promoting Retirement Savings" would have...
  • Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles

    Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles
    When Mary Agnes McCarville and Fred Lewis met as students at the University of Delaware in 1949, they naturally had no way of knowing where their courtship would lead. Today, after 63 years of marriage, the Clarksville parents of 10 recently had...
  • Investing: when to sell a stock

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Knowing when to cut ties to a stock can be tough, especially in a bull market. One common piece of advice is to sell when the reason you invested in a company is no longer valid. Beyond that, the sell decision depends, in...
  • Avoid these mistakes on Social Security and selling investments

    Dear Liz: My wife and I, 63 and 62, plan to continue working till at least 65. We will begin collecting Social Security benefits in September. Our combined income is $58,000, we own our home outright, and we have no debt, no children, $84,000 in a...
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Virtus Posts Record Assets, Higher Profits

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. reported record assets under management and revenues for the recent quarter, and sharply higher net income despite lower mutual fund sales. The Hartford-based asset management firm earned a net $21.8 million, or $2.34 a...
  • Balancing portfolio requires discipline, counterintuitive thinking

    Risk management and a safe glide to retirement sometimes require fighting your instincts. Yes, I said fighting them. That's what it takes to keep your portfolio diversified. Now that tax season is behind us, it's a good time to look at what you have in...
  • Retirement: pushing the pause/restart buttons

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working past 66 may not be everyone's idea of a dream "retirement," but for many baby-boomers, it could represent the future. A 2013 Wells Fargo survey showed that one-third of respondents expect to work until "at least 80"...
  • After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying

    After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying
    Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein, was arrested Wednesday evening in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 from Belfast whom the Provisional Irish...