DEAR MR. BERKO: In August of 2014 you told me not to buy Wells Fargo. And in April of 2015 you said that the company would increase its earnings and dividend but that you didn’t care for the stock. This ...
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Animal rights and housing laws have experienced radical change. “No pet” policies are no longer inflexible, as housing accommodations are now granted for individuals with emotional and mental disorders. Historically, landlords were only required to allow pets to accommodate individuals ...
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Included in Charlotte’s next fiscal year budget is a proposal to stop trash service for multifamily units. The city aims to reclassify multifamily projects of more than four units from “residential” to “commercial.” The end result is that taxpaying homeowners ...
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DEAR MR. BERKO: I have $48,400 to invest and want to get an 8.0 percent yield on a portfolio of dividend stocks. I want stocks that trade only on the New York Stock Exchange, and I don’t want cheap stocks, ...Read More »
We live in a fast-paced world in which many people communicate through text messages, instant messaging, and messaging on Facebook. I had a situation just the other day in which a message that I sent was misinterpreted. Why? Because the ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: We’re 59 and both retired with a decent municipal pension. We have too much cash in our money market account and the adviser thinks we should buy 100 shares of NextEra Energy. This stock has a low ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: We are getting ready to file our 2015 tax return. Can we still deduct the mortgage insurance premiums we paid last year? – Sara DEAR SARA: The answer is a qualified “yes.” Congress works in mysterious ways. Late ...Read More »