Archive for April, 2013

Yet another lost lawsuit should be a wake-up call to everyone who’s divorced. Change the beneficiary forms on your 401(k) or IRA to remove your ex-spouse. Otherwise, your ex will become unexpectedly rich. In recent Virginia case, a couple divorced and the husband signed a waiver, agreeing not to exert his legal rights against his wife’s 401(k). […]

The NRA says we need guns at home to protect ourselves and our children from home invasions. But such invasions are rare. Few people actually wake up in the night, hear footsteps, grab their pistols and shoot (with perfect aim) a genuine intruder. Guns in the home are a far greater danger to the people who […]

Investors searching for yield are falling in love with high-rated bonds that also pay high interest rates. Hmmm, I hope you just said. Don’t bonds highly rated for safety bonds carry lower interest rates? The answer is yes–but a clever financial adviser can make you think you’re getting a higher yield than is actually the case. […]

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