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Top Maryland Articles

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  • Earthquake. Hurricane. What disaster is next?

    If this past week was not a wake-up call to make sure you are financially prepared to survive a natural disaster, what is? Marylanders barely had time to get over the earthquake last Tuesday before they had to brace for Hurricane Irene over the weekend....
  • Little-known health education and advocacy unit helps Marylanders resolve medical bill and insurance disputes

    Little-known health education and advocacy unit helps Marylanders resolve medical bill and insurance disputes
    The surgery on Don Hayden's son was successful. The only lingering complication: a bill for $23,000. The Gaithersburg family, surprised that insurance didn't cover the cost, spent about a year fighting the charge from the medical clinic — even...
  • Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth

    Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth
    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...
  • Legg Mason investors approve executive pay package

    Legg Mason investors approve executive pay package
    Legg Mason Inc. shareholders approved a $5.9 million pay package for Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting in an advisory vote announced Tuesday at the Baltimore-based company's annual meeting. The nonbinding "say on pay" measure won the support of 87 percent...
  • Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return

    Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return
    For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year. Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
  • Maryland voters focused on economy

    Maryland has endured a bruising recession better than many other states, but voters here are still wary over the economy and personal finances, and could punish incumbent politicians at the ballot box next month, a Baltimore Sun survey shows. The Sun...
  • Help wanted: But only the employed need apply

    While nearly 14 million unemployed Americans are searching for work, some employers are limiting their hiring to preferred candidates: People who already have jobs. Recruiters and worker advocates say companies are screening out applicants who don't have...
  • Credit unions developed battle plans to protect federal workers during debt ceiling fight

    While congressional leaders work to push through a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, some credit unions that serve federal employees aren't taking any chances. Institutions in Maryland and Washington have developed programs to assist their...
  • Why pay more to file your taxes?

    Why pay more to file your taxes?
    If you are a low- to moderate-income taxpayer and you shell out any money to have your taxes done, you're likely paying too much. Nowadays, with all sorts of avenues for filers of modest means to get their taxes done for free, paying someone to do the...
  • Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore

    Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore
    At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there...
  • Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy

    Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy
    You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but you'll likely notice last week's outcome in your wallet. The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee — the payment merchants...