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Intel is swell as long-term investment (access required)

I'm a married, 37-year-old, self-employed plumber with three children and have barely managed to keep my head above water these past few years. Because I'm a conservative investor, the broker for my small pension plan wants me to buy $5,000 of the Goldman Sachs Growth & Income Fund, which is up over 12 percent for this year.

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HELOC after foreclosure (access required)

I lost my home to foreclosure in August 2011. I had a second mortgage on the home that was secured by a deed of trust for $99,000. This was a home equity line of credit that I used to pay off a pool loan, used for home improvements and later tapped each month to make the mortgage payment.

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Study: Owner-occupied homes benefit children (access required)

A new study recently completed by two California universities puts a new spin on the effects of homeownership on children in owners’ families. The study showed that homeownership is associated with lower high school dropout rates and lower teen birth ...

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Limiting liability for rentals (access required)

DEAR BENNY: My wife and I are purchasing a two-bedroom condo. We are paying cash and intend to have her parents live there for a year, and then we will likely turn it into a rental. Our current single-family home ...

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Forget about college; make that son a soldier (access required)

We told our son that if his high school grades were good, we'd pay for his college education. We consider his 3.36 grade point average very good. However, my job was downsized last March, and now we don't have the income to pay the $30,000 annual sum to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books and room and board.

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Octogenarian just wants to have fun (access required)

DEAR MR. BERKO: I recently celebrated my 80th birthday. I’m fairly healthy, and I have a good monthly income from Social Security and two pensions, plus more than $286,000 in the bank earning almost nothing. I figure that, at my ...

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