| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:11 PM
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....
| Sep 4, 2011
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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2011
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...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 9:27 PM
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.
| Aug 14, 2011
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...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2011
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...