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Handling a Nursing Home

Submitted by Jeff Stimpson on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

The health of an elderly parent falters and fails, a home for decades gives way to a hospital room and suddenly the longtime source of family unity and strength can’t even live alone anymore. That’s a family challenge that often sends adult children to a financial advisor for help.

Top Economy? Your Family’s

Submitted by Grant Webster on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

Financial planning involves more than jerking your knee to the latest money headline. Sure, the world economy, the globe’s tribulations and the latest loud investing pundit try to make you panic. How you react is vital to your long-term financial health.

The Predictions Racket

Submitted by Jason Lina on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Low oil prices will tank the energy industry. Controversy over fast-track trade will harm U.S. exports. Slow economic growth will stifle the stock market. You hear a lot of predictions, especially in the harrowing aftermath of the financial crisis. This augury is an insidious racket, though, as behavioral research shows.

Your Credit Report: Vital

Submitted by Kay Allen on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your credit report greatly influences whether you get a mortgage or other loan, take out insurance, rent a home or even secure a job. Few other numbers help or hurt your life so deeply. Here’s how to find and improve this key tool in your financial life.

Sports Picks and Investing

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

Guess right with men’s college basketball champ Duke Blue Devils? Think the Golden State Warriors will take it all this June in professional hoops? If you’re among the millions of fans who systematically try to pinpoint winners before the big games, similar strategies can also apply to your stock picks.

The Market Turbulence Trap

Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:00am

Whenever stocks hit a speed bump, investors wonder, “Where is the market headed?” It is human nature to seek a prediction to guide our actions. But recent turbulence in the market means little – and can lead investors astray. Here’s why.

Why Not Print More Money?

Submitted by Brenda Wenning on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:00am

The Federal Reserve loves to print money. Governments love to spend it. So maybe the problem isn’t that the Fed has been printing too much money – the problem is that the Fed hasn’t been printing enough money to keep up with government spending.

IRA Rollovers: Tighter Rules

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

We often hear the term rollover in connection with retirement accounts. One frequent type of rollovers occurs when you leave a job and roll your 401(k) over to an individual retirement account or a Roth IRA. But beware: The rules just got more restrictive.