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  • Financial elder abuse is a thriving industry

    In July, a woman in Bakersfield, California was charged with elder abuse after her 73-year-old mother was found living in a decrepit one-bedroom apartment with no working plumbing and a rodent infestation. While the exploitation of senior citizens is...
  • 'Buy what you know' can be dangerous

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch, whose investment management skills helped attract billions of dollars into the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 until 1990, once famously advised small investors, "Buy what you know." The concept was simple: If you buy what...
  • Suit alleges Vanguard Group wrongly avoids paying taxes

    Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
  • NAI Summit leases office building, and other company news

    NAI Summit leases office building Logan Winchester of NAI Summit recently represented the owner, Hanover Office Plaza, in the lease transaction with MaGauren Guild Malls, that plans to open an administrative branch at 961 Marcon Blvd. in Allentown. The...
  • 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...
  • Stretched car loans gain traction with buyers

    Scott Greenberg could have handled a bigger car payment. But with a baby on the way and the dealership offering a rock-bottom interest rate, Greenberg stretched the loan to 72 months — about as long as the average American keeps a new car. At 2....
  • Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation

    Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation
    TALLAHASSEE -- It may not be enough to know economics or physics anymore. Lawmakers want to make it mandatory for high-schoolers to take a financial literacy course teaching them how to manage money and protect their credit scores. Sen. Dorothy Hukill,...
  • Expert: Avoid high-cost mutual fund investments

    Expert: Avoid high-cost  mutual fund investments
    Retirees should reconsider their investments in mutual funds and consider other cheaper alternatives, an expert says. Miller advised retirees to go for investments that don't charge as much as the average 1.43 percent annual expense fee of stock...
  • Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances

    Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances
    Floridians are feeling more pessimistic about their personal finances, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Their view on whether their current finances are better than a year ago fell five points in February to 61, while...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era. Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...