Scott Bernard Nelson

Status Quota?

Without trade quotas, U.S. textile-makers struggle.
Finance

Fees Reducing for Mutual Fund Investing

Mutual fund companies are finally beginning to reduce their fees, but you may not feel much of a difference.
Finance

Investing in Wine

Thinking of investing in wine? A discerning mind is just as important as a discerning palate when considering your options.
Finance

Gain Change

New IRS guidelines make things a little easier on your home office by allowing you to defer capital gains after a move.
Growth Strategies

Safety Net?

Insurance companies are offering plans that move beyond traditional long-term care. But do they really protect your assets?

Bottom Dollar?

Weakening U.S. currency could change how you do business.
Finance

Should Your Heirs Work for Your Money?

Incentive trusts can get your heirs to jump through hoops for your money, but is one right for your family? Weigh the pros and cons.

Charity Check

Using the internet, it's easy to do a thorough job of checking up on do-gooders to make sure your money will be helping a good cause.
Finance

Wheel Charity

Fair market value is out, while the actual sale price is in for setting car-donation write-offs.

The Home Stretch

If you're looking for cash to buy a house, your retirement account could open the door.

Wrap It Up Right

Like your holiday packages, year-end finances are all about presentation--and planning.

Recipe for Disaster?

Recent storms serve as reminders to review your homeowners policy--or regret it later.

At Your Finger TIPS

Get a hold on high inflation rates with treasury inflation-protected securities.

Don't Go Long

For fixed-income investors, low interest rates make short-term CDs the best choice.
Finance

Does Your Estate Plan Need a Disclaimer Provision?

Make sure your family gets what it needs by including a disclaimer provision in your estate plan.