DEAR BENNY: I had my home built in 2011. I closed on it on March 2 of that year. There were no liens on the home at the time of closing. The sod and sprinkler system was not put in ...
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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of Kraft almost two years ago and have a decent profit, though its dividend has not increased as you indicated it would in your July 2010 email to me. Well, it hasn’t increased ...Read More »
As a caring American, I believe it would be ideal if we all had health coverage. With the economic crisis facing our country, I question whether this is the time to impose a mandate on businesses to provide health insurance to their employees or face penalties.
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DEAR BENNY: My wife inherited her sister’s house when she died last year. We want to allow our two oldest daughters to live there rent-free. The house will remain in my wife’s name. My daughters have agreed to pay all ...Read More »
Dear Mr. Berko: Last May, the Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. This private, billion-dollar-plus investment was financed by PayPal founder Elon Musk and other investors and should be very profitable in a couple of years. I ...Read More »
Home prices are again rising in most markets. That may stem, in part, from the large number of homeowners experiencing negative equities with their home mortgage. That was the conclusion drawn by CoreLogic researchers after recently completing a study.Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I have a question regarding a refinance. We had several unsuccessful attempts with two mortgage brokers because our house is located in a risky ZIP code and the appraiser said that he was unable to get two comps ...Read More »
Dear Mr. Berko: I had an order in for months to buy 2,000 shares of Facebook. The day before the offering, I was informed I had 600 shares. In the early morning before the initial public offering, my brokers had ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: We are three owners of a property in a nice neighborhood. We own the property as tenants-in-common and have shared an interest-only loan since 2005. We are in the process of converting the property into three condominium units. ...Read More »
Dear Mr. Berko: I have a $30,000 4.25 percent CD that comes due this week, and l want to invest half of that in a couple of safe stocks that will pay me at least 7 percent and a give ...Read More »