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Mar 31, 2015

Why it pays to delay Social Security until age 70

Because Social Security is such a complex program, savvy retirees can take advantage of the rules and end up with tens of thousands of dollars more.

Feb 27, 2015

How to balance your (law firm’s) checkbook

I never balanced a checkbook until I started my own law practice. Here's how I quickly learned.

Nov 25, 2014

More-confident U.S. households step up borrowing

Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy.

Oct 28, 2014

How well did the Fed’s stimulus work?

Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up.

Sep 15, 2014

A profitable exit? Think sustainable, long-term growth

Attracting millions or even billions of investment dollars is the dream of every business owner. But it is not going to occur overnight — and it may never occur if the primary goal is to sell the business, rather than build the business.

Jul 8, 2014

Realities of Real Estate: Types of home loans

When someone buys a home, they can either pay cash or finance the purchase. Increasingly, people are paying cash.

Jul 7, 2014

Levin, Rotenberg: Rethinking the need to bring in a receiver

Lenders’ counsel typically take steps to prevent their clients from being deemed to be mortgagees-in-possession of distressed real property. However, under some circumstances it may be advantageous for a lender to become a mortgagee-in-possession.

Feb 27, 2014

Don’t be misled by funds’ 5-year return figures

Fabulous can have a flip side. It's something investors should remember as mutual funds' five-year return figures grow more eye-popping by the day.

Feb 25, 2014

High school bank teaches financial literacy

The Capital One Bank located in Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park is not your average bank: The students operate it.

Nov 21, 2013

Gabriel J. Michael: Look at message, not messenger, on pension fund woes

It’s common wisdom that people receiving bad news shouldn’t shoot the messenger, but rather work to solve the problem.

Oct 23, 2013

Maryland 1812 Commission awards $1.2M in grants

BROOKEVILLE — The Maryland 1812 Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants to projects across the state that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem next year. The funding includes a grant for the Maryland Academy of Sciences to help make the Imax 3D film “Star-Spangled Banner: Anthem of Liberty.” Organizers say the […]

Sep 12, 2013

Laslo Boyd: Higher education’s broken financial model

President Obama caused quite a stir in higher education circles recently when he announced that he wants to create a system for rating colleges on which ones provide consumers with the best value. The underlying motivation for his suggestion is a serious one that should provoke more than the reflex responses that you so often hear when anyone raises questions about the cost of college attendance.

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