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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

SMART MONEY: Lifelock guarantee limited to specific things SMART MONEY: Lifelock guarantee limited to specific things
9 hours ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: In your response to a LifeLock question, you said: “Usually there is a million-dollar guarantee, so that if your account does get looted, the company will then reimburse you if it can’t help you re-collect your money.” [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Do the math to determine whether to rent or sell SMART MONEY: Do the math to determine whether to rent or sell
2 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I have a home that is paid in full. I want to purchase another home for $75,000. The mortgage won’t be much money, and I can afford it with no problem. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Without company match, 401(k) has no advantage SMART MONEY: Without company match, 401(k) has no advantage
3 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: The company I work for merged with a larger company. Next year, our 401(k) match will go away. Other than the tax break, is there any reason to continue with the 401(k) funds? Historically, the choices we have had to invest in have not done as well as our private investments. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Credit scores should be checked annually SMART MONEY: Credit scores should be checked annually
4 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I recently sold my vehicle, which I had for five years. My question is, how long after I sold the car should I wait to check my FICO score to see if it has increased due to the loan being satisfied? — Reader [Read More]
SMART MONEY: To borrow or not to borrow? SMART MONEY: To borrow or not to borrow?
5 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I retired two years ago at 60. I was a factory worker for 40 years and was lucky enough to belong to a profit-sharing plan and then a 401(k). My retirement is over $800,000. I am drawing a little over 5 percent right now. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Bride's name should be added to house title SMART MONEY: Bride's name should be added to house title
6 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My daughter is getting married in October. Her fiance owns a house, which she is investing quite a bit of money in with some remodeling they’re doing. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Trust company offers reliable management SMART MONEY: Trust company offers reliable management
7 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I am single with no children, no relatives or friends who are competent or able to handle my financial affairs. Would you please advise me on how to find a competent financial manager? — P.M. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Insurance company not responsible for tax advice SMART MONEY: Insurance company not responsible for tax advice
8 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I decided to cash in a whole life policy that I opened in 1976. The cash value was $6,900 with a death benefit of $30,000 minus a policy loan of $16,000. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Good saving habits will pay off for a lifetime SMART MONEY: Good saving habits will pay off for a lifetime
11 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I do what I can to make a buck. I rake leaves, shovel snow, mow lawns, etc. My parents think this is all very good, but now they think they shouldn’t give me an allowance anymore. Is that fair? [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Money matters should be discussed before marriage SMART MONEY: Money matters should be discussed before marriage
12 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I recently tied the knot. We were both married before. Neither of us came into this second marriage with a great deal of money, but we both own a home with a large mortgage. [Read More]
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