Dec 23, 2015

INVESTORS’ CORNER: How to sell your product, not your soul

The profession of sales has a bad reputation. Consider the stereotypes: *Slick used-car salesmen. *Get-rich-quick gurus with fancy houses and cars. *Multi-level marketing recruiters with the next best thing. *Time-share […]

Dec 23, 2015

KASS: When is a contract not a contract?

When is a contract not a contract? DEAR BENNY: I just became a real estate agent and already have a potential problem. My client signed a contract to buy a […]

Dec 23, 2015

WOODARD: Home prices, sales expected to rise in 2016

A growing number of housing markets are now poised for outstanding growth in 2016, it is predicted by leading economists. A good indication of our growing market was when the […]

Nov 25, 2015

Drone users: May I see your license, please?

Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to […]

Nov 2, 2015

KASS: New mortgage loan disclosures in effect

NOTE TO READERS: As of Oct. 3, there were major changes in the way mortgage loans are handled and in the information which potential borrowers are given. The Consumer Financial […]

Sep 25, 2015

KASS: Starker exchange rules are ironclad

DEAR BENNY: I am interested in purchasing a property using a 1031 exchange and am wondering if that restricts my ability to take out a mortgage on that property at […]

Sep 24, 2015

BERKO: General Mills: Company of champions

DEAR MR. BERKO: I am 46 and have $14,000 to invest in my very conservative individual retirement account. I have a choice between General Mills and Bank of America. Which […]

Sep 8, 2015

BERKO: Utility stocks more useful than garage contents

DEAR MR. BERKO: I have been reading your column for 30 years and want to comment before asking a question. When you criticize the American consumers, as you did when […]

Sep 7, 2015

KASS: Look for alternatives to tax exemption

DEAR BENNY: I lived in my previous residence for 27 years and rented it out since 2005, when I could not sell it in time before I moved to my […]

Jul 14, 2015

BERKO: NSA data requirement shouldn’t impact AT&T stock

DEAR MR. BERKO: Last May, Congress stopped the National Security Agency from collecting and storing our personal and business calls on their servers. Our broker says the National Security Agency […]

Jul 13, 2015

KASS: Investigate reverse mortgages – beyond TV ads

DEAR BENNY: What is your opinion about a reverse mortgage? We are in our late 60s, have a small savings and an acceptable pension. Our home is free and clear […]

Jul 10, 2015

BERKO: Americans fail to learn basic economics

DEAR MR. BERKO: I am 66 and have a doctorate, so supposedly I’m a smart guy, even though a financial planner took my wife and me to the cleaners two […]

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