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Elder Orphans Jul. 29, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I was once married to a lovely woman. Unfortunately, we found over time that we just weren't comp... Read More

Bond Prices Dec. 26, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have eight long-term maturity bonds from eight different public companies, each wi... Read More

Chicago Bonds Oct. 03, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm an 86-year-old retired steelworker. I am in good health and receive substantial ... Read More

Tesla Investments and Yield to Maturity Explained Jun. 27, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I recently bought $10,000 of Tesla stock, and I hope I didn't make a mistake, becaus... Read More

Illinois Municipals and INST Nov. 01, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of buying $50,000 worth of the recently issued 3.75 percent Illino... Read More

Puerto Rican Bonds Jul. 12, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In 2013, my stockbroker had me buy $60,000 worth of Puerto Rican Sales Tax Financing... Read More

Fed Bonds May. 31, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Readers: Over the past several months, I've received many questions about the Federal Reserve. ... Read More

Bond Ratings and Cat Bonds Mar. 15, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: How did Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service cause our financial crisis? ... Read More

Why Not 100-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds? Dec. 15, 2016

Lawrence Kudlow

If President-elect Donald Trump's economic growth plan — slashing business and personal margin... Read More

How to Unshrink Wool and Other Highly Useful Tips and Tricks Nov. 08, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

You know the beautiful sweater you accidentally laundered with the kids' play clothes that now looks... Read More

Say Goodbye to Government by the People Nov. 08, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

When San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced that he would not defend the city in a fed... Read More

Municipal Bonds Aug. 10, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I've been reading your column for 35 years and in all that time I don't ever recall ... Read More

Puerto Rican Bonds and the Small Investor Apr. 28, 2016

Froma Harrop

The TV ads flash the noble faces of American retirees and urge Washington to help protect their savi... Read More

Stadium Bonds Jan. 13, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Several years ago, I bought $25,000 of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority bond... Read More

'Bond Predators' on Puerto Rican Debt Want Their Bailout Dec. 29, 2015

Froma Harrop

Puerto Rico is sinking in $73 billion of debt. Mired in a long-running depression, the U.S. territor... Read More

Bonds, Corporate Bonds Nov. 04, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 57 and have $129,000 in cash in my IRA. My broker suggested that I invest in fiv... Read More

Should You Care About Rising Interest Rates? Aug. 05, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: It seems pretty clear that after many years of below-normal levels, interest rates are... Read More

4 Percent Portfolio Income Jul. 15, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My 67-year-old father will retire late this year and need at least $24,000 annually ... Read More

Social Media Jun. 10, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm ashamed to admit that last April, I bought 300 shares of Twitter at $51. As you ... Read More

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 2 Apr. 22, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Last week, I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are to... Read More