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Real Estate Advice: Pay off mortgage early? Pros, cons

December 2, 2019, 6:00am Business

When you own a home, the thought of a mortgage hanging over your head for decades can be daunting for many people — and it’s natural to want to pay off your mortgage as soon as possible. Read story

Social Security: Free up time by using My Social Security account

December 1, 2019, 6:02am Business

Time is one of our most valuable commodities. That’s why at Social Security, we are constantly improving our online resources to make doing business with us easier and faster. Read story

Weston: Is it time to switch your college savings plan?

November 30, 2019, 6:05am Business

College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great. Read story

Personal Finance: Retirement calculators are handy, dangerous

November 29, 2019, 6:05am Business

Online calculators make it easy to chart your retirement savings progress. Plug in what you’ve saved so far, your expected Social Security and pension payouts, and the free tools will spit out an estimate of how much income you can expect in retirement. Read story

Brunell: Americans are blessed in so many ways

November 26, 2019, 6:02am Business

In America, our Thanksgivings range from large family gatherings to Good Samaritans volunteering in soup kitchens serving turkey dinners to the hungry. Now think about what it is like in other parts of the world where people are lucky to have a few slices of bread and some rice to… Read story

Social Security: Benefits offered to aid some children

November 24, 2019, 6:02am Business

Children are our future — we share our knowledge and talent with them — we pass on our values to them knowing they will share those gifts. Social Security safeguards children all year long, but we’d like to take this opportunity to share information about our programs that provide direct… Read story

Weston: 5 financial tasks to do by year-end

November 23, 2019, 6:02am Business

A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Read story

Personal Finance: A cure for seasonal gluttony syndrome

November 22, 2019, 6:03am Business

The winter holidays are right around the corner. Soon, many Americans will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms as they indulge in a surfeit of delicious traditional foods. Leftovers will last for days. Read story

Reyer: How to sell yourself in review

November 21, 2019, 6:06am Business

It is annual review time, and I am overdue for a promotion. As I do my self-assessment, I wonder about the best way to position my value while I write up my submission. I don’t like to look braggy so am worried that I undersell myself. Read story

Brunell: Boeing’s resiliency tested

November 19, 2019, 6:05am Business

The grounding of the 737 Max is testing Boeing’s resiliency. Boeing executives and engineers have been under duress since the two fatal crashes killing 346 people in Indonesia and Ethiopia and that is likely to extend well into 2020. Read story