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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

SMART MONEY: New-car warranties deserve a close look SMART MONEY: New-car warranties deserve a close look
1 week ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am about to finance a new vehicle. I have no problem paying the $350 monthly payments, but I am a little unsure about purchasing an extra warranty. The warranty is quite pricey. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Rise in interest rates could be good news for savers SMART MONEY: Rise in interest rates could be good news for savers
2 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Do you think interest rates will continue to rise since the election is over? — Reader [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Stock market offers best chance to earn interest
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SMART MONEY: Stock market offers best chance to earn interest
3 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I inherited $25,000 from my uncle’s estate. I was wondering where I should put this money to earn interest. I know CDs are not earning much interest, so where should I put it for a rainy day? — Fred [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Whole life insurance accrues cash value SMART MONEY: Whole life insurance accrues cash value
4 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Can you explain what the cash value of a life insurance policy means? — N.V. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Negotiation may turn car loan into a win-win SMART MONEY: Negotiation may turn car loan into a win-win
5 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My mother passed away a few weeks ago. She has a car loan with a credit union in the amount of $20,000 on a 2010 vehicle. I can’t afford to continue making the car payments, even though I can really use the vehicle. What do I need to do in order to give the car back to the bank? [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Fear of probate is misplaced SMART MONEY: Fear of probate is misplaced
6 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am a widow of two years. I have two POD (payment on death) bank accounts on which my three children are listed. I am 76 years old and have a 2012 Nissan and a house on a golf course that I am still paying for. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Don't go into a lease while planning to get out of it SMART MONEY: Don't go into a lease while planning to get out of it
7 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am looking at entering into a lease. My question is, what if I wanted to “exit” the lease early? Can I transfer the payments or “loan” it to somebody else? — Reader [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Insurance policy could be sold SMART MONEY: Insurance policy could be sold
8 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am 61, in good health, with kids grown and working. No major debts. I own a condo. I am paying $185 per month for a life insurance policy through my firm. I want your advice on dropping the policy and simply buying a burial policy on the market. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Owing taxes is a sign of success SMART MONEY: Owing taxes is a sign of success
9 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am getting close to the age when I will make a possible move to a California rest home. I am concerned as to the tax consequences of selling stocks and bonds regularly to pay this expense. — B.H. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Low credit score may not be barrier to mortgage SMART MONEY: Low credit score may not be barrier to mortgage
10 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are ready to downsize and retire. We would like to sell our home for a townhouse or condo. We currently owe $317,760, and the house has been appraised for over $475,000. [Read More]
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