DEAR BENNY: My father added my brother and I to the deed of his house he bought back in 1979. Now that he did his living trust, he wants to remove us from title (deed) so we don’t have to ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I was thinking of buying another 100 shares of Altria Group Inc. because it pays a 4.95 percent dividend and because it seems to be a decent growth stock. I bought 100 shares in 2010 at $24, ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I’m 76, and my husband of 51 years, who was a certified public accountant, died at his desk last February doing tax returns. My husband’s broker called to express his condolences and asked me to bring him ...Read More »
Many homeowners are unsuspecting victims of medical problems, ranging from asthma attacks to lung cancer, caused by components and conditions in their residences. This was revealed in a new study by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing ...
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DEAR MR. BERKO: I’ve worked for the government for 23 years. The government does all my retirement stocks and bonds, and it also gives me a good pension and pays for all my health insurance, which is lucky for me. ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I have been considering a 1031 action for some time, and I have wondered what happens if the intermediary holding the escrowed funds goes bankrupt. Is the intermediary allowed to co-mingle my funds with funds of the company? ...Read More »
‘Tis spring, when homeowners’ thoughts turn lightly to images of vacation homes. Sales of those properties are rising, as they have been over the past two years. Vacation home sales rose 10.1 percent to 553,000 in 2012 from 502,000 in ...Read More »