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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Same-sex marriage, signed into law Thursday in Maryland, will bring significant changes to gay and lesbian couples here. But to their personal finances, maybe not so much. "They are not going to see a huge immediate change in finances," says Mark Scurti, a Towson lawyer who specializes in counseling same-sex couples. The big difference, he says, will be in estate planning and the elimination of a hefty inheritance tax. But those are state issues. The federal government doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, so these couples won't enjoy many of the benefits of straight couples.
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Susan Reimer | July 9, 2014
The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff - about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed moment. At 65, there is no denying the end of working life is approaching. If we baby boomers have rewritten the books at every life stage, we will certainly add to that book in retirement. And women may get a chapter all their own. The women who entered the workforce in such numbers in the late 1960s and 1970s are approaching retirement now, but their resumes don't look much like their male counterpart's, and it is likely to affect their retirement decisions.
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By Eileen Ambrose | February 13, 2000
TOMORROW is Valentine's Day, and unfortunately for singles seeking mates, Cupid doesn't work on deadline. That means the soul mate who someday will share a home, kids and retirement with you might appear next week, next year or next decade. Then again, Mr. or Ms. Right might not show up at all. Unromantic as it may seem, singles should not ignore the prospect that they could remain a single-income household for longer than they want or even for life, experts say. Indeed, the number of singles is rising.
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July 12, 2013
Art exhibits •"Something for Everyone," an all-member, all-media visual arts show, runs through Friday, July 26, at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. The gallery is also open by appointment. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com. •A mixed-media exhibition by the Maryland Art League will be on view through Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane.
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By JULIUS WESTEIMER | March 26, 1999
IF YOU ARE planning to get married, "plan your finances before the wedding," says Financial Planning Perspectives."Since friction over money is a leading cause of marital stress and divorce, pre-marriage financial planning may ensure your marriage outlasts microwaves and blenders you receive as gifts."The newsletter recommends that you discuss your money "personalities" (who's the spender, who's the saver?) before you say "I do."Also, talk about homebuying expenses, travel costs, college bills, etc. Discuss joint or separate bank accounts; the article recommends each couple have "his," "hers" and "theirs" checking accounts.
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By PHILIP MOELLER and PHILIP MOELLER,SUN BUSINESS EDITOR | February 10, 1991
Personal financial planning is neither mysterious no glamorous. You won't see it on the national news, and it won't make you intriguing and sexier. But it can make you happier and, yes, it can even help you live longer.And the most important investment decision you will make does not involve money, but rather the commitment you must make to your own future, and the future of your family. It's an investment of time -- the time needed to learn about personal finances, develop a good financial plan that meets your needs and take the steps to execute that plan.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2004
Hate financial planning? Then it will be easy to remember the address of this Web site - www.ihatefinancialplanning. com. Here you'll find the resources - and the motivation - you need to get ready for the rest of your financial life. Of course, there's the usual collection of calculators telling you, say, how much your 401(k) might be worth someday or how long it will take to pay off your credit cards. But there's much more here to tickle your interest: such as articles on how to create a personal written financial plan, how to determine your risk tolerance, how to find a professional financial planner, even how to pump up your savings.
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By JULIUS WESTHEIMER | November 21, 1997
"MANY FAMILIES spend more time shopping for a microwave than planning their financial futures," says Peter Lynch. Before deciding where to invest your money, you will find planning essential. Don't be misled by these myths:Financial planning is just for rich people. That's not true. Financial planning isn't about getting wealthy. It is about people at all income levels who plan to reach their short- and long-term goals.Anybody who wants to take control of his or her financial life must plan carefully.
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By Graeme Browning | February 24, 1991
Five years ago, accountants were so excited about the prospects for personal financial planning that the Journal of Accountancy, the monthly magazine for the accounting profession, ran a cover showing a luxury liner named "Financial Planning" pulling into port.Today, "for a lot of accountants that luxury liner has sunk," Lyle Benson, an accountant with Coyne & McClean, Chartered, in Towson, says.Though accountants by and large have not been involved in the abuses that have plagued other financial planners, neither have they found the instant success that the backers of financial planning once predicted.
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July 2, 2006
Looking for free financial planning help? Your Money wants to help you get your finances on track. Write or e-mail us with your story, including a brief description of your financial goals and challenges. We will select candidates to receive financial planning services worth several hundred dollars from personal finance experts. Your financial information and the experts' recommendations will be printed in the newspaper, along with your picture, if you are chosen. Write to Your Money, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Room 400, Chicago IL 60611, or e-mail yourmoney@tribune.
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Towson Times | May 2, 2012
Two floors remain to be leased at Towson City Center, the 12-story building on York Road near the Towson roundabout that is being revived from its previous life as Towson's Investment Building. Leasing firm Cassidy Turley said Wednesday that only the fifth and sixth floors of the 157,712-square-foot building remained unleased. Towson City Center is slated to open in July. The largest single tenant for the building will be Towson University, which has leased four floors, totaling nearly 58,000 square feet of space.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 19, 2012
Richard D. Norling of Darlington and Cordell E. Hunter Sr. of Havre de Grace were appointed to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Martin O'Malley this week. O'Malley also reappointed the board chairman Bryan E. Kelly and board members Doris Carey and John Haggerty. Richard Norling is the statestat Director for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the former chair of the Harford County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission. He also formerly served as chair of the Budget Advisory Board to the Harford County Council in 2000-2002.
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April 5, 2012
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending. •Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
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Jamie Smith Hopkins | March 6, 2012
Looking for financial help, housing advice or foreclosure-prevention assistance? There's a free event for all that in Baltimore this Saturday. Money Power Day , organized annually by the nonprofit Baltimore CASH Campaign and its partners, is aimed at helping participants "change their financial futures" -- getting a plan in place and figuring out how to fix problems. Workshops include "preparing for homeownership" and "maintaining your home," along with non-housing subjects such as retirement planning, small-business startups and personal finance.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Same-sex marriage, signed into law Thursday in Maryland, will bring significant changes to gay and lesbian couples here. But to their personal finances, maybe not so much. "They are not going to see a huge immediate change in finances," says Mark Scurti, a Towson lawyer who specializes in counseling same-sex couples. The big difference, he says, will be in estate planning and the elimination of a hefty inheritance tax. But those are state issues. The federal government doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, so these couples won't enjoy many of the benefits of straight couples.
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By Dianne Williams Hayes and Dianne Williams Hayes,Staff writer | November 30, 1990
Caren Pauley knows a lot more about financial planning than most high school seniors -- she's been lucky enough to learn it firsthand from a bank officer.But Caren and other students enrolled in consumer math classes with teachers Dorothy Schleupner and Frank Peterka at Northeast High, put aside regular classwork for a chance to hear what Kathryn P. Rolls, assistant vice president for Maryland National Bank, had to say about "the real world."Rolls left her office on Defense Highway in Annapolis for two weeks of instruction after seeing too many customers with limited knowledge of financial planning.
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May 27, 2011
Christopher Parr, president of Columbia-based Parr Financial Solutions Inc., announced George Johns, CFP, joined the firm as financial adviser and director of client services Johns has a Bachelor of Science in information systems management from the University of Maryland, University College, and completed his financial planning studies with the College for Financial Planning, in Denver. Beth Shalom Congregation, of Columbia, announced the hiring of Rabbi Daniel Plotkin as the new education director.
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