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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

SMART MONEY: Paying off mortgage could put couple's money ahead SMART MONEY: Paying off mortgage could put couple's money ahead
12 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My husband is 66 years old and still runs a very small business. I lost my job three years ago. I was 60, so I decided to retire. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Keep it simple when dividing household assets SMART MONEY: Keep it simple when dividing household assets
13 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: What would you suggest be the fairest way to split household items after 25 years of marriage, where both worked full time and the split is amicable? Attorneys will handle the general divorce proceedings, and custody of one 17-year-old child is not an issue. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Search for lost IRAs begins at IRS
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SMART MONEY: Search for lost IRAs begins at IRS
14 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My issue is finding more than one Roth IRA account my husband and I have. I would like to know how I can find accounts we opened in the late ’90s or even after. My husband is 63 years old (I am 54 years old) and was permanently disabled in 2001. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Persistence pays off for dissatisfied customer SMART MONEY: Persistence pays off for dissatisfied customer
15 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I bought glasses from a retail optical shop. I had to go back three times to get the glasses fixed due to problems with my prescription lens. I asked the store to pay for my roundtrip transportation, and the manager refused. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Borrowing money to invest is borrowing trouble SMART MONEY: Borrowing money to invest is borrowing trouble
16 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My bank just gave me a $5,000 credit card line. I have never used a credit card before. I am seriously thinking about using the card to invest. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Accountant can help determine tax liability SMART MONEY: Accountant can help determine tax liability
17 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My mortgage is paid off on a condo I’ve rented since 1991. I purchased it for $42,000 and it’s worth $150,000. I was considering selling the property to the tenant over a 5-to-8-year period. Would this help me avoid a giant capital gains hit all at once? [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Working two jobs helps catch up on savings SMART MONEY: Working two jobs helps catch up on savings
18 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I started saving late in life, so now I’m playing catch-up. I am 45, have about $95,000 in a 401(k), $5,000 in a Roth and I am working a second job to bring in more money. My income is approximately $60,000 combined. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Money invested can pay for mortgage SMART MONEY: Money invested can pay for mortgage
21 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: You have mentioned a few times we should be able to earn 5 percent on our money without much problem. I have a mortgage with five years left on it costing 3 percent. Where do you recommend I invest $100,000 for three to five years to earn more than 3 percent? [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Stolen packages spark a dispute over payment SMART MONEY: Stolen packages spark a dispute over payment
22 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: A sign posted in the lobby of my apartment building informs package delivery people not to leave packages for building residents due to the high risk of theft. Still, the delivery guys dropped a package for me that I never received. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Lingering asset may be too small to recover SMART MONEY: Lingering asset may be too small to recover
23 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My mother died about three years ago. She left a will leaving all of her assets to me. At the time she passed, she was living with me and my wife. Her only asset was a savings account where she had $1,000. [Read More]
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