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Secret recording surges ... and it's legal, too

October 15, 2018

Marshall H. Tanick, BridgeTower Media Newswires “Be secret and exult … that is most difficult.” — William Butler Yeats, Responsibilities (1914) The surge in surreptitious recording was highlighted recently with the revelation of the ...

The rule of 72

October 15, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: Could you please explain how the rule of 72 works for growing the principal and income value in a stock portfolio? I've been out of college for nine years. I am 30 years old and have two children. My spouse and I have paid off all our debts ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

October 15, 2018

Plunkett Cooney Plunkett Cooney recently expanded its business law department with the addition of attorney Adel Fakhouri. A member of the firm's Bloomfield Hills office, Fakhouri focuses his practice in the area of business transactions, start-ups and formation, ...

Single mom masterminds $700K swing from debt to savings

October 15, 2018

By Kevin Voigt NerdWallet When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year. She didn't like ...

Is a personal loan for you?

October 15, 2018

Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP?Personal Finance Writer Personal loans have surged in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer confidence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. Credit reporting agency Experian says that personal loans were the ...

How much will the repeal of prevailing wage save taxpayers in Michigan?

October 15, 2018

Jarrett Skorup, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Now that Michigan has repealed its prevailing wage law, the big question is how much it will save each year, either directly for taxpayers or to be spent elsewhere. The law mandated using union contracts to ...