Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775
Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
With nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported their quarterly earnings, 69 percent have beaten analysts' estimates, up from the 62 percent that did last year and the 59 percent that normally do, according to Thomson Financial. Earnings are currently running 13.1 percent above last year's double-digit increase, according to Standard & Poor's. If this pace...
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Investing
By:
Fred D. Snitzer
The stock market followed similar patterns during the years 2003 and 2004, limping along for much of the year, going neither up nor down, and remaining as flat as a pancake through the summer. Then, as if toying with our emotions, it shot up in the last quarter and ended in positive territory for the year. We all breathed a...
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Wired
By:
Michael Trantas
Now that the word "disaster" has become a topic of daily conversation, let's spend a few minutes discussing the advantages of data-recovery services. The devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita (not to mention the more recent Wilma) have had a serious impact on businesses in the Gulf Coast region. Floodwaters have destroyed homes and entire communities, and the impact...
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Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
I've heard about a new Roth 401(k) account. Could you please explain the details, and who is eligible? Beginning on Jan. 1, 2006, a 401(k) plan will be able to offer a Roth feature with the same basic attributes as the current Roth IRA. But in the new 401(k) version, anyone - regardless of annual income - will be able...
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Building Blocks
By:
Andrew Lasner
Now that the markets are returning to a more normal balance between sellers and buyers, you may need to put more effort into marketing your home to make it as attractive as possible and have it stand out from the crowd. You usually only have one shot at impressing potential home-buyers, so take some time to prepare your house for...
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