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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

SMART MONEY: Increasing monthly payments shortens debt SMART MONEY: Increasing monthly payments shortens debt
4 days ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I have a credit card with a balance of $11,058. The statement that came in the mail from the company says it will be paid off in 19 years if I pay only the minimum each month. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Best life insurance matches individual needs SMART MONEY: Best life insurance matches individual needs
2 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Can you help me find out which is better, term life insurance or whole life insurance? — R.R. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Leftover college savings are basis for investing SMART MONEY: Leftover college savings are basis for investing
3 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My 24-year-old daughter has a 529 plan that is worth about $25,000. Scholarships paid for her undergraduate degree, and she has an assistantship for her master’s degree program. She’s needed very little of the money. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Women taking more important business roles SMART MONEY: Women taking more important business roles
5 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I attended a “business” lecture. One of the young women said, “Business is a social construct built around the penis and that has to change.” I would like you to comment on that quote as a longtime businessman, and a very successful one. — Reader [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Chasing small amount of money not worth it SMART MONEY: Chasing small amount of money not worth it
6 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: A few years ago, I went on an “unclaimed monies” site and found my mother’s name, and an amount of $500 came up. As I recall, I followed through to the point that in order to claim any money, I had to pay some fee. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Charities to receive bulk of large estate SMART MONEY: Charities to receive bulk of large estate
7 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I have a few friends I would like to remember in my will, but I would like the majority of my money to go to several animal organizations. At the present time, I have left specific amounts to the friends and the rest in percentages to the organizations. Is there a better way to do this? [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Professional advice should guide investments SMART MONEY: Professional advice should guide investments
8 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I have a large portfolio and do not have a pension. My question is, what type of investments would you suggest that would generate an income stream that is durable, predictable and sustainable like a pension check? — Douglas [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Umbrella insurance can help weather storm SMART MONEY: Umbrella insurance can help weather storm
10 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Can you please explain umbrella insurance? — Reader [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Vacation deal is no bargain SMART MONEY: Vacation deal is no bargain
11 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: A friend invited me for a Hawaiian vacation in the spring. It is sponsored by the management of her time-share. She showed me the price of the vacation, and it was nearly five times more than what I saw advertised on hotel websites for the same period. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Annuity investors should know the pros and cons SMART MONEY: Annuity investors should know the pros and cons
13 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I always read your column with interest and like what you have to say most of the time. It seems that you don’t like annuities, from what I recall. What would be wrong with getting 8 percent guaranteed for 10 years and then taking a lifetime income on that amount? [Read More]
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