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Real Estate Advice: When is a 15-year mortgage sensible?

December 30, 2019, 6:05am Business

Refinancing from a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage into a 15-year fixed loan can help you pay down your mortgage faster and save a ton of money on interest, especially if rates have fallen since you bought your home. Read story

Weston: How to create a retirement ‘paycheck’

December 28, 2019, 6:05am Business

Your expenses don’t end when your paychecks do, but creating a reliable income stream in retirement can be tricky. The right choices can result in sustainable income for the rest of your life. The wrong choices could leave you uncomfortably short of cash. Read story

Personal Finance: Savings, more fun working from home

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Business

Five million or so U.S. workers toil from home for the majority of their work hours, various studies report, and the number is rising. Read story

Reyer: Use departure as chance to eye goals

December 26, 2019, 6:03am Business

A key person I work with is retiring. He is someone who holds the team together and who we all look up to. We’ve done all the knowledge transfer we can, but when we get back in January he’ll be gone. How do we adjust and move forward? Read story

Brunell: Life is wonderful with local businesses

December 24, 2019, 6:02am Business

At Christmas, millions watch the 1946 movie classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” While it is labeled “fantasy drama,” the show gives us a glimpse of reality and reminds us of the importance of caring local business owners. Read story

Bankrate: Mortgage broker may save you time, money

December 23, 2019, 6:02am Business

Hiring a mortgage broker can help relieve some of the stress and loan-related questions when you’re buying a house, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. Read story

Social Security: Veterans, active-duty military stand to benefit

December 22, 2019, 6:03am Business

Every year on Veterans Day, our nation honors the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Read story

Weston: Money biases can work for you

December 21, 2019, 6:02am Business

The way our brains work can cost us a lot of money. But some of our mental quirks can be turned to our advantage. Read story

Personal Finance: Avoid these 5 scenarios in last-minute gift buying

December 20, 2019, 6:04am Business

By this time of the holiday season, shopping is on a 24/7 loop. So if you get a little loopy, well, you might want to step away from the laptop and the credit cards. Read story

Reyer: Some ideas to help you get ready for the new year

December 19, 2019, 6:05am Business

After writing a recent column about preparing for business success in 2020, I started thinking about the personal side of being ready for a new year. Let me take you inside the steps I’m taking this year. Read story