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  • How to begin owning stock

    Dear Liz: I currently have a 401(k) and an IRA, but want something more. A longtime CPA, who is very close to our family, recommended that I buy some stocks, but I'm unsure how to go about this. Answer: When you're investing, it's important to be...
  • Medicaid's rules on income, assets

    Medicaid's rules on income, assets
    Q: Will I receive Medicaid if I am receiving monthly income from an annuity and have equity in my house? – No name given A: To qualify for Medicaid for 2013, the monthly income cap is $2,130. The equity in your home, up to $525,000 in 2013, can...
  • Fear fades as stocks rally

     Fear fades as stocks rally
    NEW YORK — Month after month, Stan Wright watched impatiently as the stock market climbed higher while his money sat on the sidelines earning next to nothing. Like many Americans, Wright, 51, yanked his savings out stocks during the 2008 financial...
  • Former Hoover coach remembers crash victim Roger Rodas

    Former Hoover coach remembers crash victim Roger Rodas
    After initial reports of the death of actor Paul Walker and his friend, race-car driver Roger Rodas, emerged earlier this week, Crescenta Valley High assistant football coach Dennis Hughes recalled he had once coached Rodas. “When this happened,...
  • Use inheritance to pay off credit card debt, not mortgage

    Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
  • Is a health savings account right for you?

    Is a health savings account right for you?
    As pre-enrollment begins for Obamacare, Albert is exploring his options. He wants to know more about health savings accounts. Good idea. Health savings accounts, or HSAs, can be a good fit for some, but not for all. Basically, a health savings account...
  • 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...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
  • How to evaluate 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Why bother with a "go-anywhere" mutual fund? For many investors the answer may be that there's no need. If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...