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NERDWALLET: What to do when a fund in your portfolio closes

December 14, 2018

By Anna-Louise Jackson NerdWallet The past decade has seen an explosion in new exchange-traded funds. Investors have flocked to ETFs because they trade like individual stocks, but offer the diversification benefits of mutual funds - all at a low cost. But ...

COMMENTARY: Legalization of pot to pose roadside testing challenges

December 14, 2018

By Bridget Lorenz Lemberg On November 6, Michigan voters said "yes" to the legalization of recreational marijuana. With more than 4.3 million voters reporting to the polls, 56 percent voted in favor of the ballot proposal. As of December 6, marijuana ...

COMMENTARY: Clean the snow off of your vehicle or face legal wrath

December 14, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Winter in Michigan sparks a variety of interesting human behavior-motorists driving like they've never seen snow before; others bundling up like they're about to trek to the North Pole; and impatient drivers who decide that despite the ...

TAKING STOCK: McDonald's is all good

December 14, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: What are McDonald's largest competitors? They've got to be what's damaging McDonald's revenues, which, according to Morningstar, have been declining every year since 2013. How can McDonald's compete with all the new franchises selling hamburgers, ...

OFF THE PRESS

December 14, 2018

The American Bar Association has published "Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice," a new book that outlines practical, clear advice from a team of experienced professionals who have bridged the gap from learning to doing in their ...

NERDWALLET: It may be time to stop itemizing your taxes

December 14, 2018

By Tina Orem NerdWallet Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time hunting for receipts and filling out extra forms to itemize? The decision largely boils down ...