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BRUCE WILLIAMS

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Articles by BRUCE WILLIAMS

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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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]
SMART MONEY: U.S. stocks remain best haven for investment SMART MONEY: U.S. stocks remain best haven for investment
28 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are on a fixed annual income of $75,000. Our CD is coming to maturity soon. We do not want to roll it over since the interest has dropped so low. Can you suggest a better investment? We can’t afford to lose this money. — S.W. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Data breach resulted in false bill SMART MONEY: Data breach resulted in false bill
30 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Due to a U.S. government data breach, a Los Angeles company sent me a $6,000 bill for “services.” I refused to pay and informed the company. They sent the $6,000 to collection and it appeared on my Experian credit report. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Wife's retirement timing is of little consequence SMART MONEY: Wife's retirement timing is of little consequence
31 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My wife is set to retire at the end of the year. She has several retirement investments in different accounts. She is also over the age of 69ᄑ. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Credit cardholder saddled with dispute resolution SMART MONEY: Credit cardholder saddled with dispute resolution
32 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Discover is pushing more work on cardholders when it comes to resolving disputes. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Unexpected doctor bill causes financial headache SMART MONEY: Unexpected doctor bill causes financial headache
33 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: I went to a medical doctor and after his staff verified my Medicare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance, he treated me. After the appointment, which cost several hundred dollars, his office staff informed me he did not accept either Medicare or Blue Cross. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Paying off mortgage could put couple's money ahead SMART MONEY: Paying off mortgage could put couple's money ahead
34 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]
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