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  • Laura Woods: 5 ways you're sabotaging your future net worth

    You may not realize it, but the actions you take now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road. Many Americans inadvertently minimize their future net worth by focusing only on the short-term. It can be great to live in the moment,...
  • The Swiffer effect: why your holiday fund falls flat

    Christmas is less than two weeks away and I bet most of you still haven't made your holiday budgets. If you're anything like me, it's an even safer bet that you also haven't thrown out your leftover Halloween candy corn, or mailed your Arbor Day thank-you...
  • Heart of the Holidays: Might As Well Be Jolly

    Ho, Ho, Ho Off to work I go My credit cards are filled to the max My belly protrudes with holiday snacks Half eaten chocolates remain in the box The dryer ate my sequined and festive socks Penicillin from the cheese ball grows The trash can...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution. Plans...
  • MF Global's underwriters to settle suit for $74 million

    Seven underwriters of the failed MF Global Holdings Ltd reached a partial settlement with investors, who had filed a lawsuit in 2011 seeking to hold them and some of the brokerage's executives, including its CEO, responsible for its collapse. The...
  • California's top 2014 IPO: online finance disruptor Lending Club

    California's top 2014 IPO: online finance disruptor Lending Club
    The online lending challenge to banks exploded on Thursday with the stock market debut of Lending Club Corp., a San Francisco company that harnesses the Internet to help investors provide personal loans to consumers. Lending Club raised $870 million...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Call me maybe — or better yet text

    Call me maybe — or better yet text
    In the second season of the BBC soap-drama "Downton Abbey," telephone service arrives at the house. The year is 1914, and not everyone is enthusiastic about the new technology. Struggling to conduct a conversation, an addled dowager countess finally gives...
  • Letters from Santa can lead to stolen credit card info, authorities warn

    Letters from Santa can lead to stolen credit card info, authorities warn
    Authorities and consumer protection groups are warning parents that a letter from Santa Claus to their kids may come at an unexpected cost – stolen credit card numbers. Parents can pay to have a handwritten letter from Santa sent to their kids...
  • Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes

    Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes
    Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Thursday painted a grim portrait of the financial house he'll inherit next year, saying Maryland needs "strong medicine" to end an era of outsized spending. Hogan, citing the same financial numbers released by...
  • Legal review of voucher program IS needed

    Legal review of voucher program IS needed
    I am grateful to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its insightful, balanced, and responsible editorial on Nov. 29, "Court Review of School Vouchers Long Overdue." I found Doug Tuthill's combative response to the editorial surprising since I invited...