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  • Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it

    Dear Liz: Recently my mother passed away. My brother and I were fortunate enough to inherit a substantial amount of money from her life insurance. My brother and I do not want to spend this money and have placed the funds in brokerage accounts. My...
  • In Theory: Should churches hire business consultants?

    In their quest for donations during tough economic times, many churches are turning to business consultants who specialize in helping religious institutions. For example, Eagle Brook Church in St. Paul, Minn. used Dallas company RSI Stewardship, which...
  • Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'

    Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...
  • Election 2013: Gloucester Board of Supervisors York District candidates

    As part of our coverage of the 2013 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors election, we asked all seven candidates four questions via email. We are printing their answers in their entirety online here in the Gloucester Blog prior to the Nov. 5 election....
  • South Floridians keep whittling away debt

    South Floridians keep whittling away debt
    South Floridians have erased more than $900 from average credit card balances in a year, a consumer website reported. In May debt for credit card holders in Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell 16 percent from the same period last year, according to...
  • Harris Teeter to be acquired by Kroger in $2.5 billion deal

    Harris Teeter to be acquired by Kroger in $2.5 billion deal
    Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores. Kroger, the biggest U....
  • Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?

    Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?
    My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey. This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...
  • Panel bars 2 South Florida brokers from the industry after abuses

    Two South Florida brokers were barred from having any contact with brokerages after they were accused of mishandling money — either their client's or employer's — the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency ( FINRA), the largest U.S....
  • Omnicom, Publicis merging to create global advertising behemoth

    Omnicom, Publicis merging to create global advertising behemoth
    Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion. The two companies...
  • Jackson Jr. gets time to pay $750K to feds

    Jackson Jr. gets time to pay $750K to feds
    A judge signed an order today that will give former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. time to pay a $750,000 forfeiture arising out of his criminal case. In the order, the judge agreed to a request from lawyers in the case to postpone until Oct. 25 a decision on...
  • Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs

    Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs
    After 14 years together, Mark Frey and Doug Vogel are finally finding out what it means to be a married couple preparing for retirement. The Rancho Palos Verdes residents were elated when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of...