| 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...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...
| 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&...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved more than $1.8 million out of municipal bonds and into more broad-based funds in the months before he announced his run for office, according to disclosure records released Thursday that show assets between $6.2 million and $16....
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel performed better in its second full year of operation than in its first, but officials warned that the slow economic recovery means several more years could pass before it turns a profit.
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The Troy Park Tennis and Sports Center, a multi-use athletic park in Elkridge, was supposed to be developed enough to host a $220,000 WTA International-level event next month, but because funding did not come through as expected in December, the...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:36 PM
In 2008, as financial crisis threatened the U.S. banking system, President George W. Bush asked Congress to approve an emergency bailout. Leaders of both parties blessed the idea; both presidential candidates — Barack Obama and John McCain —...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Maryland will share in a $75 million settlement that state attorneys general across the country negotiated with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to resolve allegations of bond derivative bid-rigging that defrauded states, counties and nonprofits, the state said...