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Investing with a spouse

Dear Mr. Berko: Since we sold our business and retired 11 years ago, our $768,000 individual retirement account has averaged 8.8 percent, including dividends. I'm proud of this performance because I manage the account. Some years were better than others, but we have been able to take out over $60,000 a year from our IRA without touc ... (full story)

Annual jazz and blues festival returns to Akron

Organizers of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival are gearing up for the third annual event, which takes place in downtown Akron from Aug. 23 through Aug. 26.
Co-founded by Akron resident and jazz musician Theron Brown and world class musicians Dan Wilson and Chris Anderson, the four-day festival will feature events at Lock ... (full story)

US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism.
The Commerce Department said Monday that sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.5 percent in June, following a big 1.3 percent gain the previous month. May's figure ... (full story)

Mutual fund recommendations

Dear Mr. Berko: My husband is an engineer with a secure job. I run the household, take care of our 12-year-old son and two dogs, make all the investment decisions for our retirement, and pay the bills. We're both 44. Our objective is long-term growth, and we have $53,000 to invest. I'm darn tired of reading Barron's, Fortune, The Wa ... (full story)

Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — The idea came to Michael D'Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there.
"It was a lightning-bolt moment," said D'Agostino, who left his job in finance three years ago to launch the startup Tentrr, which matches landowners looking for extra c ... (full story)