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  • Giving the gift of education

    With the holiday season in full swing, many grandparents and other relatives are wondering how to make gifts earmarked for education. There are a myriad of options, and selecting the best one for your family depends on your circumstances. Section 529...
  • Retirement reconsidered

    When it comes to retirement, most Americans aged 45 and older say that peace of mind is seven times more important than accumulating wealth. According to a new survey from Merrill Lynch, people are reconsidering what retirement means and how they are...
  • Beware: Debt cancellation can have income tax consequences

    Many people have lost their jobs during the current recession, and that, coupled with the large decreases in home values, has caused a great number of borrowers to default on their debts. When a person fails to pay their mortgage, car loan, credit card...
  • Pay attention to your electronic payments

    Paying bills electronically sounds so foolproof. You have no checks to write, no need for envelopes and stamps, and no late-night drives to an out-of-the-way post office to drop a bill in the mail to avoid late fees. But that doesn't mean the service...
  • Kids and Money: Advice for youngsters

    Bruce Palmer loves to share stories from his days in small-town radio and television in the 1960s, his experiences as a college basketball announcer in the old Big 8 Conference and his role running a video production company. Now he has a new venture...
  • Former insurance agent charged with stealing from policy holders

    Former insurance agent charged with stealing from policy holders
    A former insurance agent has been charged in a federal indictment unsealed here today with stealing almost $2 million from policy holders, including a retired teacher known for her philanthropy, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.   Jason Matthew...
  • Chase, Citigroup among banks reportedly hacked in $15-million heist

    Chase, Citigroup among banks reportedly hacked in $15-million heist
    This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon. Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
  • Sun Sentinel Investigation: Tax lien sharks use shell companies to squeeze out locals

    Sun Sentinel Investigation: Tax lien sharks use shell companies to squeeze out locals
    Tax lien auctions are a little-known but juicy Florida financial market worth up to $1 billion a year. And, the Sun Sentinel has found, banks, hedge funds and other financial powerhouses have hit upon a way to game the system, squeeze out the little guy...
  • Gov. Rick Scott mistakes innovative economic development plan for a budget turkey

    All Germaine Smith-Baugh wanted was to find another way to do her job. As she put it: "I literally woke up one morning thinking, 'How can we better serve small businesses?'" Small and minority-owned businesses, big-city communities and economic...
  • Irvine financial institution donates up to $1M to charities

    Irvine financial institution donates up to $1M to charities
    Four area nonprofits will receive support through Irvine-based financial institution First Foundation's Supporting Our Communities initiative, the company announced in a news release. The donations to the Orangewood Children's Foundation, Court...
  • Will Dodd-Frank save (or stifle) capitalism?

    Will Dodd-Frank save (or stifle) capitalism?
    WASHINGTON -- It's been five years since the onset of the financial crisis -- the rescue of Bear Stearns in March 2008 -- and we still don't know whether the financial system is safe. In a recent speech, Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve's point man...
  • Suspicions fire racial tensions

    Gina Blandin has a theory about what caused the flooding disaster that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last August, an idea that has little to do with engineering studies or physical evidence and everything to do with the poisonous...