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Tribune staff reporterPerhaps you're a reluctant landlord. Caught in the housing downturn and unable to sell your house or condo at a decent price in 2006, you may have decided to rent out the property. Now, at tax time, you are left with a jumble of rules you never...
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Tribune staff reporterTime's almost up. The May 15 deadline for signing up for a Medicare prescription drug plan is looming. And if you qualify for Medicare and ignore this special one-time deadline, Uncle Sam plans to slap you with a penalty. So if you have hesitated...
Tribune staff reporterImagine hedge funds without brainy managers maneuvering artfully through short-lived market opportunities day in and day out. You might think the flashy hedge-fund arena could never evolve into this. But with about $1.2 trillion in assets, the industry...
Tribune staff reporterThere's an ongoing joke among certified public accountants that tax reform--which is generally done in the name of simplification--is always good for their business. The irony, of course, is that you would think reform would put CPAs out of work--...
Tribune staff reporterIn a way, the 401(k) overhaul that just passed Congress is like an end of an era. The nation's experiment in putting average Americans in charge of saving and planning for retirement didn't work particularly well. Americans weren't up to the task. And so...
Tribune staff reporterCan it be that smart, capable women are so worried about investing and planning for their future that they actually think they will end up living retirement as bag ladies? A recent survey suggests that a substantial number of successful women are...
Tribune staff reporterBond investors sacrificed little by laying low in money market funds or one-year CDs during the last year, while waiting for Federal Reserve interest rate maneuvering to run its course. They could plop money into a money market fund yielding 4.5...
Tribune staff reporterQ: I am a graduate student, and don't have access to a 401(k) plan. Compared to people with 401(k)s, I am at a serious disadvantage as I try to save for retirement. The university pays me $24,000, and I contribute $4,000 a year to a Roth IRA. But I...
Tribune staff reporterThey came to Chicago from every corner of the globe--pension fund managers, endowment managers, money managers of various types--worried that they will disappoint clients over the next few years with lackluster returns from lethargic stocks and bonds....
Tribune staff reporterHow would you invest $10,000 in the coming year? Each year, we toss that question to a panel of investment experts. Knocking the cover off the ball for a second year in a row was Richard Cripps, chief market strategist for St. Louis-based Stifel,...
Tribune staff reporterYou'd be hard-pressed to find a "hot commodity" lately. With the U.S. housing market giving investors a scare, China's building boom facing some restraint, Iran apparently less of an immediate threat to oil supplies, and hurricanes failing to howl,...
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