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BERKO: Oil Tax and Roth IRAs (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: Please answer the following two questions for me. A co-worker believes that Congress wants to add a $10 tax on each barrel of oil used in the U.S. to pay for infrastructure improvement. How much would that ...

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BERKO: The New Frontier (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: Frontier is an internet, wireline, broadband, satellite and video communications company trading at $4.75 and yielding 8.8 percent. It just bought a big piece of Verizon’s wireline business, and I think the company, with its high dividend, ...

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INVESTORS’ CORNER: Cover your assets (access required)

by Bob Freitag Hurricane Matthew has reminded us that we need to regularly review our insurance policies, to ensure that our largest assets are fully protected when disaster strikes. First, start with your homeowner’s insurance policy. You will want to ...

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KASS: Refinancing a HAMP loan (access required)

Q:     In 2011, I was approved and obtained a loan modification thru the making homes affordable program (HAMP). It was set at a lower interest rate for 5 years, then it is to increase 1% a year till it reaches ...

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