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BERKO: Gems or duds? (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 67 and divorced. I inherited 172 shares of Diageo, 287 shares of Dollar Tree, 84 shares of Ruby Tuesday and 1,783 shares of AT&T. I know your opinion on AT&T. I’ll keep it for the ...

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BERKO: REITs and Defense (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: We seek increasing dividend income, along with conservative long-term capital growth. Our new stockbroker advises us to sell 100 of our 200 shares of Apple and all of our Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF shares. He wants ...

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How to downshift GRACEFULLY (access required)

By Dominique Rodgers Monster.com What do you think of when you hear the phrase “career trajectory?” Most likely, you’re thinking of career advancement, professional prog­ress. You’re movin’ on up. But what happens when you want to go in the other ...

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KASS: Leasing restrictions in declarations (access required)

RESPONSE FROM A READER: I realize you are writing for multi-state audience, but in Illinois, our appellate court has expressly held if the leasing restriction isn’t in the declaration, it isn’t enforceable. Hugh.   Thanks, Hugh. Many condominium associations – ...

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BERKO: Colleges exist for sports (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I enjoyed your speech when you were in Syracuse, New York, last October. Your comments forever changed my investment philosophy. But your comment that “students aren’t failing their courses as much as American colleges ...

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