| May 11, 2011
| 1:14 PM
A proposal to seek a 2 cent cut in Hampton's real estate tax rate was dropped Wednesday ahead of a vote at City Hall.
Councilman Donnie Tuck made the proposal last week when he said he would seek a vote at Wednesday night's city council meeting when...
| Jul 10, 2011
Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there.
The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...
| Mar 11, 2012
Most of us know some basics about Social Security.
We understand retirees can start taking retirement benefits at age 62. We realize we'll get a bigger monthly check if we wait a few years more until our normal retirement age to tap benefits. And who...
| May 1, 2012
| 12:21 PM
T. Rowe Price Group closed its high-yield bond funds to new investors as of Monday, the Baltimore money manager announced Tuesday.
They include the investor class shares and advisor class shares of the $9.2 billion High Yield Fund as well as the $2.5...
| Dec 31, 2011
If you had slept Rip Van Winkle-style through 2011, you'd be awakening now to find that your stock portfolio was much the same as you left it.
Presuming you stayed awake, you endured a volatile year for equities. Market swings were so violent that by the...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:48 PM
The strain of deteriorating economic conditions and the failure of governments to contain the damage are raising fears that a new financial market meltdown may be unavoidable.
The grim mood was evident worldwide as a cascade of selling in stocks and...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:03 AM
A Boca Raton certified financial planner has a strategy for savers to prosper at a time when the Federal Reserve is pushing interest rates to historic lows to jump start an anemic American economy.
"Don't fight the Fed,'' said planner Mari Adam in her...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:24 AM
We live in an uncertain world so how can we live securely in retirement?
Consider the "bucket" approach, recommends Plantation certified financial planner Ben Tobias.
You put some of your retirement savings in a "bucket" for emergencies such as when the...
| May 15, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Right up front, I must confess that I am part of the reason the Maryland Transportation Authority is considering a proposal to jack up tolls to dizzying heights.
You see, I'm a parasite on the system. Have been for years. And if you, too, commute into...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Bob Hope Airport received a warning this week that its credit rating is likely to suffer if it issues bonds to cover most of the construction costs for its proposed $120-million transit center.
On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings put out a “negative watch&...