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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

SMART MONEY: Fee-only planner offers wide range of services SMART MONEY: Fee-only planner offers wide range of services
1 week ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am wondering why you never refer people to a fee-only financial planner? For example, you referred an elderly couple who had all their money in CDs to a stock broker. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Gun collection poses a challenge SMART MONEY: Gun collection poses a challenge
2 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My 80-year-old father has an extensive gun collection, with many period pieces and specialty guns. While I can certainly pick out the Civil War musket, I have no idea what some of the other pieces are, or what they may be worth. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Tax advantage of school donation is iffy SMART MONEY: Tax advantage of school donation is iffy
4 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I’d like to know if there are some tax advantages for me if I donate money to a local high school. Thanks for your time. — J.B. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Family home is an unwelcome inheritance SMART MONEY: Family home is an unwelcome inheritance
6 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Upon my grandmother’s passing, my mom recently updated her will and she’ll be leaving the family home to me. The problem is, I don’t want it! [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Savings is an important habit to start young SMART MONEY: Savings is an important habit to start young
11 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am trying to teach my 15-year-old daughter how important it is to start putting away money for her future. Do you have any ideas on how to start? — Jill [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Delaying Social Security can pay in long run SMART MONEY: Delaying Social Security can pay in long run
12 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My husband is going to retire when he is 64 or 65 years old. When should he take his Social Security? I was thinking immediately, but others say he should wait until he is 70. — S.M. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Division of her estate is mom's decision to make SMART MONEY: Division of her estate is mom's decision to make
13 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am presently the executor of my mother’s will. She wants to leave her estate, which consists of the family home and very little money, to only three of my siblings, who have done very little for themselves. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Dispute with hotel may play out in court SMART MONEY: Dispute with hotel may play out in court
14 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I stayed at a Los Angeles hotel July 10 to July 13. I booked the room for $84 per night. When I noticed the hotel charged me $140 per night, I told them I would pay only $84 and to present me with a bill for that rate. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Man laid off should get letter of recommendation SMART MONEY: Man laid off should get letter of recommendation
15 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am 44 years old and worked for the same company for 10 years until two months ago. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: The obvious choice is the right choice SMART MONEY: The obvious choice is the right choice
16 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I have two homes with two mortgages. One is $125,000 and the other is $55,000. The interest rates for both mortgages are around 4 percent. I also have a little more than $100,000 in savings (with an almost nonexistent 0.01 percent interest rate). [Read More]
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