| 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...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Trying to strike a balance between the desires of bondholders and water users, Glendale officials on Monday proposed gradually increased rates over the next five years to keep the city-owned utility in the black.
“We have to come up with something...
| Oct 17, 2011
They loped in like a pair of old lions, one a bit stooped, both proud to a fault. On the left, sipping from his bottled water, was Gov. Jerry Brown. On the right, fidgeting with note cards, was Michael Milken.
The occasion was last week's State of the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
No news is good news when it comes to the city’s bond ratings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today after three bond rating agencies affirmed the city’s credit status.
A week after Emanuel introduced his proposed 2012 budget, Fitch Ratings, Standard...