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The high price of money shame

The U.S. suicide rate has risen dramatically in recent years, and certified money coach Tammy Lally of Washington, D.C., is convinced money shame is a contributing factor.
Lally's brother died by suicide in 2007 after receiving a foreclosure notice. Shortly afterward, Lally's mortgage business collapsed in the Great Recession. ... (full story)


Ohio lumber industry unaffected by national wood shortage

Anyone who’s shopped at a home improvement store in recent months for wood for a new or refurbished deck or fence has felt the sticker shock––skyrocketing prices resulting from a national lumber shortage that’s driven up costs for homes, decks, fences and other wood products.
While Ohio’s landscape ... (full story)


Shaking off a dark winter with a spring cleaning, refresh

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A spring cleanup and décor refresh have always been able to lift moods. But after this long pandemic winter, there's special satisfaction in clutter removal, extra joy in being creative, particular pleasure in making a space even more your own.
"This time of year, I can often feel buried after so much time indoors, a ... (full story)


401(k) or individual stocks

Q: Is investing in individual stocks through a brokerage account better than investing through a 401(k) account? -- A.A., Salisbury, Maryland
A: Either can work well. You'll have more control and the possibility of faster growth with individual stocks, but that can also be a riskier strategy, since one or more stocks might sever ... (full story)


Eager to build infrastructure, Biden plans to tax business

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America's infrastructure and expects the nation's corporations to pay for it.
The president traveled to Pittsburgh recently to unveil what would be a hard-hatted transformation of the U.S. economy as grand in scale as the New Deal or Great Society progra ... (full story)