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  • Deceased dad's rock triggers bitter family fight

    Dear Liz: We are settling my dad's estate. My dad found a rock, and it sat in my parents' frontyard for years. He worked in a gravel pit for decades, and that was the only rock he found interesting enough to bring home. When my mom died, we held an auction of their household goods. My dad told me to take the rock home. I said that to be fair, the rock should be sold at auction. A family member then stole the rock and has been hiding it for more than two years. This person says it's going to be placed on my dad's grave site. I'm an executor, and I feel that the decision wasn't the relative's to make. It's the only possession of Dad's that I really want as a remembrance of him. We were extremely close. Dad knew the rock was taken to spite me, and it really bothered him. What are your thoughts?
  • Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged
    I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner. That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides. It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...

    Lifestyle is keeping budget goal out of reach

    Dear Liz: My husband and I are recovering from a job loss four years ago. We used up all our savings and home equity. My husband is now employed, but we are struggling to keep ahead even with a salary of about $100,000. I was a stay-at-home mom for the...

    New jobless claims continue modest decline

     
    The Labor Department said Thursday initial jobless claims filed in the week ending Oct. 15 dropped to 403,000 from an upwardly revised 409,000 in the prior week. That’s down from the summer high of more than 430,000, but still far from comforting...

    Average 30-year mortgage rate remains above 4%, Freddie Mac says

     
    Mortgage rates: Lenders were offering the standard 30-year home loan at an average of 4.11% early this week, a statistically insignificant drop from 4.12% last week, Freddie Mac said Thursday.