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  • Kevin Hunt: Pre-Pay Mortgage? Buy New Or Used Car? MyRA or Roth?

    Kevin Hunt: Pre-Pay Mortgage? Buy New Or Used Car? MyRA or Roth?
    We know where the time has gone, so stop asking. Where has the money gone? Let's try to minimize regret, and maximize assets, in 2014 with some basic guidance from Don Taylor, a financial columnist for Bankrate.com who is also a financial planner with a...
  • Financial pointers for the 99%

    When Liz Davidson told friends 15 years ago that she was quitting her job running a hedge fund, they thought she was misguided. Then Davidson revealed her new career plan, and they thought she was really nuts. She launched a company that gives...
  • Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases

    Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases
    Americans flash plastic for the craziest things -- to ink up their bodies, get out of jail, or even watch X-rated movies. Nearly six in 10 people admitted to making what they considered to be a crazy purchase with their credit cards, according to survey...
  • Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure

     Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...
  • Are America's seniors secretly rich?

    Are America's seniors secretly rich?
    That's the implication of an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, which says that figures on retiree incomes used by the Social Security Administration systematically miss as much as 60% of the income that seniors receive. That income, they say, is ...
  • Loophole in credit law opens door to 360 percent interest rate

    Loophole in credit law opens door to 360 percent interest rate
    When Pauline Honey, then 95, moved back to Virginia so her grandson could help care for her, the bill was more than her family expected. So to tide her over, she took out what she thought was a payday loan. Honey and her grandson, Randy Morse, thought a...
  • 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...
  • Avoid these mistakes on Social Security and selling investments

    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...
  • 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...
  • Living on a retirement budget before retirement

    When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked. "I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...