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  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

    Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during the agonizingly slow recovery. She had a lot of work to...
  • Investing: the outlook for overseas stocks

    The economies of Japan, Europe and emerging nations are giving off mixed signals. Here's what we see happening in the next several months. Japan on the mend. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to turn Japan's economy around is bearing fruit. But as Abe...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
  • You can donate life insurance to a charity or college

    Perhaps you have a permanent life insurance policy you no longer need. Sure, you can cash it out, but if you have altruistic inclinations, you can give the policy to your alma mater or a favorite charity. Donating life insurance "packs a whole lot more...
  • 401(k) plans offer more rollover options than most employees realize

    Most people think of their 401(k) plan as a monolithic, take-it-or-leave-it proposition, but the truth is that many company plans offer individual options, even for employees that are not planning to leave. For example, some 401(k) plans may be rolled...
  • 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...
  • Navigating student aid forms

    Navigating student aid forms
    Dear Liz: I'm having trouble finding information about how to structure my finances to get the maximum financial aid for my kids when they enter college. For example, will contributing to an IRA instead of a taxable investment account matter? Should I...
  • 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...
  • Virtus Reports Second-Quarter Growth In Earnings, Revenues; Sales Down

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. on Monday reported growth in second-quarter earnings and revenues, though sales were lower than in 2013. Net income attributable to shareholders was $19.5 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared with $15.4 million,...
  • 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...