| Dec 1, 2009
Finding an apartment to rent in the Hartford area these days depends a lot on that old real estate adage — location.
If you are looking for a high-end, marble-counters-plus-Jacuzzi apartment with a view over downtown Hartford, it's still going to...
| Aug 23, 2009
Peter Schiff turns on his computer and checks his fundraising numbers with the studied nonchalance other guys might display while perusing last night's box scores.
It's a Friday in early August and Schiff's fans have set off a "money bomb" - a 24-hour...
| Sep 17, 2009
Peter Schiff, the broker, author and financial pundit from Weston who has already taken in more than $1 million in campaign contributions and hired a staff, is expected to announce on national television this morning that he is running for the U.S. Senate...
| Apr 10, 2009
Brendan Horan of West Hartford examines the jagged stock values on his computer screen. Worry inflects the 9-year-old's voice. "What? No, we sold Google," he tells a classmate in the Smith School library.
"It's going up right now," murmurs Prithvi...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 7:23 PM
5 tips on saving for education
1. Prioritize your savings. Put away enough for retirement.
2. Cut spending, particularly as college years approach.
3. Maintain flexibility with your savings.
4. Seek financial aid and apply quickly.
5. Explore low-...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Transition Laguna has accomplished a lot in the year or so it has existed, including the remarkable and very well attended 'Unleashing' this last spring. Walk through Laguna Village and you'll find signs marking Transition "pocket gardens" on nearly every...
| Jun 29, 2009
It was a crime of epic proportions: a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme that wiped out fortunes, drained retirement nest eggs, ruined charities and foundations, and even pushed some investors to commit suicide.
Six months after the scandal came to light,...
| Jun 29, 2009
| 12:43 PM
A sense of vindication Monday for thousands of investors who lost millions of dollars in the $65-billion dollar Ponzi scheme run by Bernard Madoff, as a judge sentenced the disgraced money manager to a maximum prison term of 150 years.
"I really held...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 1:45 PM
Today's topic: How much of a fiscal hazard to California does the state's pension system present? Won't CalPERS recover most of the money it has lost this year once the economy recovers?
Without reform, get ready for fiscal disaster Point: Marcia...
| Aug 17, 2009
Charlie Fitzgerald, 48, is a financial planner and principal in Maitland-based Moisand, Fitzgerald & Tamayo. He recently received a distinguished service award from the national Financial Planning Association for his work with the Florida chapter. He...
| Aug 19, 2009
Kenneth Sahs, 71, faced a once-in-a-lifetime decision last year. His $500,000 convertible term life insurance policy would soon expire. Sahs could drop it and get nothing or convert it to universal life, a form of cash-value insurance, and take on $12,000...