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The New York Times as an Investment Aug. 29, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what ... Read More

Is an Engagement Ring an Investment? Aug. 01, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 20, and I'm going to be officially engaged this September when George, my 23-yea... Read More

Taming the Tyranny of the Agency May. 10, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

The tyranny of the administrative state is real and hard to tame. Americans would be horrified if th... Read More

Closing Value Apr. 08, 2018

House Calls

Hi, Edith: I read an article in which a writer suggested a method of estimating the value of one's h... Read More

Celebrate Black History by Promoting Black Ownership Feb. 07, 2018

Star Parker

I have long been in favor of reforming Social Security by changing it to a system of personally owne... Read More

Republicans' Tax Plan Takes a Quirky Swipe at the Little Guys Dec. 12, 2017

Lawrence Kudlow

Republicans are supposed to be the party that cuts the job-killing capital gains tax, not raises it.... Read More

Preparing for Your First Investor Jun. 13, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

"We set up a limited liability company last year for a tech business. There are three of us — ... Read More

The Right Way to Boost Infrastructure Spending Jun. 08, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

As part of its "Infrastructure Week," the Trump administration is holding infrastructure-themed even... Read More

They Prefer Renting Jan. 29, 2017

House Calls

Ms. Lank: We are 63 and 68 years old and still working. We sold our home and relocated across the co... Read More

Best Inexpensive Kitchen Knife Set Oct. 24, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If your kitchen is anything close to typical, it is likely furnished with a few mismatched pots and ... Read More

Credit Cards in the Hands of Financially Immature Students Oct. 05, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Your kids are fortunate to be growing up in this most progressive and exciting time in history. That... Read More

Absentee Real Estate Investment Aug. 28, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: My son is interested in renting out his home, as he received a job offer in another s... Read More

Can You Trust Financial Statements When Buying a Business? Jun. 28, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

I don't often review new business books because, quite frankly, most of them don't have much to say ... Read More

Reduce the Hurdles to Private Investment in Infrastructure Jun. 23, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

The Congressional Budget Office has a new report looking at the return of federal investment in tran... Read More

Investor Offers for out-of-State Property Jun. 12, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: Our deceased parents left us a home in a state in which we no longer live. We have no in... Read More

When an Investment Isn't Debt or Equity May. 17, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

Q: My wife and I have a small construction business. We hired a consultant to help us with our busin... Read More

Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for Your Business? Apr. 12, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

Last week, my new book, "The Crowdfunding Handbook," was officially released. Three years in the mak... Read More

Same Question, Asking the Wrong Person Mar. 27, 2016

House Calls

Cash Instead of Update Dear Ms. Lank: We would like to sell our house. The bathrooms are old and dat... Read More

Life Insurance for a Child Mar. 23, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We are expecting our first child (a son) in about a month, and we'd like to invest a... Read More

Moving to Sunny Skies Feb. 03, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 35-year-old son and his wife buy homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, for $40,000 t... Read More