Friday, November 30, 2012

My Social Security and Medicare are NOT "entitlements" to be cut

My Social Security and Medicare are NOT “entitlements” to be cut
Washington politicians are debating whether to cut my “entitlements” as if these payments I made were unearned “welfare,” like oil subsidies or corporate jet deductions.
I paid for my Social Security and Medicare with cold hard cash for years from my hard-earned wages. I paid in good faith that the money would be invested in trust for my old age. Now, these millionaires in Washington that don’t need their Social Security and Medicare security in old age are trying to cut what I worked hard for because they spent  money unwisely—phony wars and tax cuts to friends.
NO. I am not going along with that. Let’s cut the corporate subsidies and war overspending first. They spend $673 Billion to fund war every year—more than the total of the next 15 countries combined. Our 'representatives' give $1.2 Trillion in tax breaks to the rich every year.
The retirement income and medical care I prepaid during my 50 years of work is mine—not an “entitlement” to be cut by millionaires who wasted $3.2-4 Trillion on their phony wars and tax cuts.

Tax avoiders are the Romney “moochers”—hiding in the Caymans!
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, said the ability of some of the highest earners to avoid federal taxes shows why laws should be changed so the wealthy pay more. “They were the moochers, and they paid zero,” Buffett told MSNBC. “The way they get at them is a minimum tax and it's very simple to do.”

Wealthy should pay minimum tax—30% and 35% for ultrarich!
Warren Buffett, master investor, says raising rates does NOT stop investing
“Let's forget about the rich and ultrarich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if -- gasp -- capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased,” Buffett wrote. “Only in Grover Norquist's imagination does such a response exist.” We need to get rid of arrangements like 'carried interest' that enable income from labor to be magically converted into capital gains,” Buffett wrote. “And it's sickening that a Cayman Islands mail drop can be central to tax maneuvering by wealthy individuals and corporations.”

Does your mutual fund firm add or subtract to your retirement?
Despite Wall Street hype, most of the people who will have a great retirement owe most of the gains to compound interest NOT fast trading. Compound interest is one of the reasons Buffett says he became the second richest billionaire.

Don’t let fees keep your investments from compounding at 10-12% per year.

Annuity owners beware!
Private-equity firms' are plowing money into indexed-annuity businesses that are becoming agreater burden for insurers as low interest rates continue. Apollo already backs Athene Annuity and Life Assurance Co. Guggenheim owns Security Benefit Life Insurance Co. and EquiTrust Life Insurance Co., and is reinsuring annuities from Standard Life Co. of Indiana. Harbinger Group Inc. also jumped into indexed annuities last year with the purchase of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co.
Annuity owners may see fees increase to pay off these speculators. If insurer can’t make money at their own business, how can takeover specialists? Members consider alternatives:

Are you working for a state with the strongest pension plan?

Is it time to shop for homeowners?
Insurers OK To Raise N.C. Dwelling Rates 13 Percent. North Carolina insurance regulators are clearing the largest rate increase in nine years for dwelling policies that cover residential rentals and other properties that are not owner occupied.

Socialism for the rich?
In 1992, the tax paid by the 400 highest incomes in the United States averaged 26.4 percent of adjusted gross income. In 2009, the most recent year reported, the rate was 19.9 percent. It’s nice to have friends in high places but deficits can’t last. Party over!

SCAMS           “Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley

Are your tax records safe? Employees fall for old trick!
SC state tax records including your SS # were stolen. Hackers broke into the agency’s computer system by sending state employees spam e-mail that contained an embedded link. If employees clicked on the link, software was activated on their computers that stole their user names and passwords.

‘Ransomeware’ is rampant is US
The Reveton Trojan instantly locks the infected computer. Then it displays a message on the screen that looks like it's from the FBI. The bogus message says the user violated federal law by downloading illegally using or distributing copyrighted music or video. To unlock the machine, the user is told to pay a “fine” via a prepaid money card, online payment service or wire transfer. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS FRAUD.
Copy all your files now to a thumb drive or cloud like Amazon Cloud Drive. Use non-Explorer browser like Chrome. Your virus protection may not prevent this.
To fix it, try restarting your computer in safe mode and resetting its defaults to a previous date using the Restore process. You can also try to fix it with a patch from an Internet download from any of several sources.

Got Waste?  Was your hospital operation necessary?
Four people have been convicted of crimes relating to a $154 million medical fraud scheme in which hundreds of healthy patients underwent unnecessary surgeries to fraudulently bill insurance companies.

We pay $527 billion for the flood insurance program
Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $527 billion of vulnerable assets in the nation’s coastal flood plains. Those homes and businesses are insured by the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program. The program’s overall liability is $1.25 trillion. The program is $18 billion in debt, a sum the government acknowledges probably will never be paid back by premiums, and it is likely to need a new multibillion-dollar infusion to pay claims from Hurricane Sandy. It is long past time for the government to stop subsidizing home and business owners who live and build in dangerous flood zones
Global warming will only make it worse. People who want to live dangerously must pay for the fun of it. We can’t afford to subsidize their pleasure.

Regulators charge Polish brokerage with stealing family/friends money
Roman Sledziejowski, a Polish-born investment manager and owner of TWS Financial LLC, catered to the Polish investment community in Brooklyn, and all of his victims were natives ofPoland. Despite the advice to “ask your family/friends for recommendations for a professional,” they may not know if they are honest. Madoff made his millions this way—word of mouth is not safe way.

Who owns your account now?
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to turn its bank into a not-for-profit credit union, an uncommon change that creates one of the largest faith-based credit unions in the country.

Amerigroup Corp  to WellPoint approved by Feds.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Do you own funds with low ratings?

You can avoid mutual funds with the lowest ratings
Morningstar's 10 lowest-rated large fund firms include all the well-known brands and some have the highest fees.
Low fee funds beat high fee funds in every period, according to Morningstar.
Which mutual fund family is best for you?
We help you pick the funds to use for the long haul:

Taxing the rich can raise $824 billion
Letting tax rates rise to Clinton era levels for those families making over $250,000 a year would 'only' raise $824 billion over ten years. Many GOP believe the Administration's insistence on these tax increases has nothing to do with fiscal issues. "...the true reason for raising taxes is to increase "class warfare" and to punish "evil colonialist and oppressive capitalism." Where does GOP find this stuff? Clinton era tax levels produced high employment and surplus. $824 billion is a lot of money!!

SC state workers no longer offered LTCi
The state's long-term care insurance is a voluntary program, meaning employees paid 100 percent of the premiums and taxpayers paid zero. But the insurance is expensive, and state workers got a group discount. That discount will stop after June, 2013. About 11,000 individuals had signed up for the coverage out of about 450,000 people under the state health plan. South Carolina has offered the insurance since 1988 -- but they are not required to offer it. Prudential, the insurer, left the market.

Have you planned to pay for your parents’ medical care bills?
29 states have laws that give the government access to your financial means, even in retirement. Check your state: Some states may have laws but they are not enforced since Medicaid picks up the tab. Some states will not go after your retirement money. An elder lawyer can help you plan. Our Long-term Care Insurance Guide has alternatives:

ME TX WI Govs say not help citizens with health care
Maine will let the federal government take the reins on setting up a mandated online health insurance market, according to Gov. LePage. "I'm not lifting a finger," he said in an interview.
Gov. Rick Perry, in a follow-up letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, reiterated Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare.
Scott Walker says Wisconsin will not set up a health insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The Supreme court has ruled ObamaCare is valid.

ObamaCare defines essential health benefits for all
Feds define the “essential health benefits” that must be offered to most Americans and by allowing employers to offer much bigger financial rewards to employees who quit smoking or adopt other healthy behaviors. Under the rules, insurers cannot deny coverage or charge higher premiums to people because they are sick or have been ill. They also cannot charge women more than men, as many now do. Most states are defining essential benefits to be those provided by the largest health plan in the state’s small-group insurance market. However, to comply with the law, federal officials said, insurers must provide certain additional benefits, including dental care and vision services for children, treatment of mental health and drug abuse problems, and “habilitative services” for people with conditions like autism or cerebral palsy.

Drivers surfing the Web while driving
State Farm reports there are more drivers using their Smart phones while driving causing near misses and hits on other drivers. If you are in an accident, check whether the other driver has a Smart phone in his hand. This could indicate he was surfing while driving.

Safe drivers save with proof
Seeking discounts on auto insurance, more drivers are agreeing to install monitors in their cars to record their driving habits. Driving data is collected with a device that policyholders must be persuaded to install; it connects to the car’s computer system via a diagnostic port found in all cars since 1996. Such “user-based insurance,” the name for individualized pricing based on data collected from a vehicle, is spreading. Drivewise from Allstate is in 10 states; Drive Safe and Save, from State Farm, is in 16, with 11 more to be added next month; and Snapshot, from Progressive, is in 43. Use all 15 discounts:

SCAMS           “Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley

Insurers caught holding life insurance benefits for themselves
Regulators said John Hancock selectively used the Social Security Administration's Death Master File database to end benefits payments, but didn't use it to find deceased policyholders or their beneficiaries. The company also agreed to pay $13.3 million to the six states. AIG, Prudential, MetLife, Nationwide reached have reached similar settlements.

Bank lied to investors on mortgages
Regulators accused Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank, of misleading investors over the quality of residential mortgage-backed securities. The deception resulted in losses to investors of some $11.2 billion, according to the suit.

Education — not government regulation — is the best approach to take to protect seniors, said Mr. Abagnale, who has spent the last 36 years teaching agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation how to detect and combat fraud. He advocated public service announcements to point out common scams and explain how to avoid becoming a victim. The famous 'Catch Me If You Can' con artist warns about scams targeting seniors.

Two men accused of stealing the identities of terminally ill people to reap $30 million from insurance companies and brokerage houses pleaded guilty Monday, several days into their trial, and face prison sentences of up to 10 years each. Estate planning ‘lawyer’ and ‘philanthropist’ Joseph Caramadre, 50, and his former employee Raymour Radhakrishnan, 28, each entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Providence to single counts of wire fraud and conspiracy, ending the trial.

Bankers Life still hadn't revised its procedures to ensure that claims were paid and that claim investigations were completed in a timely manner. Bankers Life also failed to update its underwriting practices to ensure “complete and accurate” applications, and the insurer did not revise its maximum-benefit claim denial letters to include details of a restoration of benefits provision in the contract, according to regulators.

Who owns your account now?
Physicians Insurance Company of Ohio and Citation Insurance Company, to an affiliate of White Mountains Insurance Group

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Understand your 401k statement gibberish?

Did you understand your 401k statement?
Some statements “disclosed” a wide range of fees, as in “your expenses range from 0.25% to 2%,” leaving us wondering where exactly our fees stood. What’s more, the fees came without any guideposts on industry averages. So even if a company was told it paid, say, 1.25%, we would have no idea how those fees stacked up against other plans. This is no accident, critics charge. “They didn’t try to make it plain English and fail,” Employee Fiduciary’s Carpenter says. “They complied with the letter of the law and made it as gibberishy as possible.” Over time, fees can take up to 40% of our nest egg. Some employers are asking for low-fee products. Fewer investment options are offered but they are not better. 25% of assets are invested in actively managed U.S. stock funds and just 9% are in indexed U.S. stock funds. Managers get rich whether we employees make money or not. Small plans usually have to pay more too. It may be better to use an IRA with low-cost funds of 0.02% to maximize retirement funds. Our Guide helps you decide:

Is it time to shop for homeowners?
State Farm Gets 4.7% Homeowners Rate Hike In Illinois. They claim higher claims from weather and home repairs. Buy only what you need and save the increase:

Alert: Agents pushing products to win trips
If your agent talks about a fixed indexed universal life insurance product, FG Life-Gold, ask them about other alternatives. This product is sold to qualify for a 2 night 3 day trip to Las VegasNevada in June 2013. Universal life has a savings account attached to term life coverage. You pay a large commission. Skip it and unbundle coverage. If you need insurance, buy only what you need and save:

FL GOP does not want voters to vote. IS this America?
GOP wants to win no matter what it costs. In one town, the mayor shut down the voting with people in line. After reopening voters could only do absentee ballots. Despite long lines—some waiting over 5 hours—Obama still won in FL.
Lines for hours look like scene from Third World countries.
What is with Florida voters?
Why do they elect people who want to stop the vote?
Are all these people trying to commit fraud?

GOP voter suppression actually helps Obama win election
GOP tried changing the rules, changing ID requirements, end early voting periods, changing time and place of vote, sending GOP goons to intimidate voters, registering only Republicans. This activity just makes people mad enough to stand in line for hours. Despite efforts in 33 GOP controlled states to restrict the vote, exit polls reveal that the minority share of the 2012 electorate increased from 26 percent in 2008 to 28 percent in 2012. 
In NJ, Gov Christy told voters to go to their closed polling places (Sandy) and vote in mobile machines there—the trucks never showed up. Obama still won.

FL AL will not provide health care exchanges to citizens
Rick Scott says he still won't implement parts of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul despite the re-election of the president. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year upheld the law, but said that states could decide whether to follow the law. A health report estimates the state could expand its Medicaid coverage to more than 1 million residents without spending additional money by offsetting costs in state-funded hospital programs and other safety nets. Will Scott relent?

VA is not ready to offer health exchanges to citizens
Bob McDonnell has done an about-turn on the establishment of a state health benefits exchange inVirginia. On Wednesday, in a post-election press briefing, McDonnell conceded that Virginia would not meet the Nov. 16 deadline for a blueprint for the state-run exchanges.

KS SC LA will not offer health exchanges to its citizens
Gov. Brownback said his administration won't partner with the federal government to set up a health insurance exchange called for by the federal health insurance overhaul. "Kansans feel Obamacare is an overreach by Washington and have rejected the state's participation..."

AR, NC  will partner with ObamaCare to give uninsured health care
GOP state government decided to rely on Feds to organize exchanges for sales of policies for uninsured, providing subsidy for poor.

NJ WI AZ Gov not decided about helping uninsured
New Jersey has 1.3 million uninsured," said Jeff Brown, health care advocate with New Jersey Citizen Action. "The governor's decision is going to affect hundreds of thousands of people."

MS will offer the uninsured help
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has submitted the state's plan for an insurance exchange to the federal government. The deadline is Nov 16 extended.

Most insurers welcome new customers via health exchanges
Spurred by the individual health insurance mandate and the prospect of adding thousands to their rolls, a majority of health insurance leaders say their organizations are already preparing or implementing plans to participate in health insurance exchanges, according to the results of a poll conducted by KPMG.

Women more likely to understand LTC needs but less to have plan
A new study reveals that 30 percent of U.S. female adults said they're not sure how they plan to address their potential long term care needs. And 57 percent of women reported they're likely to need help meeting financial expenses. Having a plan to deal with financial issues increases the likelihood of dealing with emergencies well. Furthermore, only 37 percent of women said they're saving for their future needs, and are significantly less likely to own long-term care insurance than their male counterparts (9 percent vs. 15 percent). Make a plan and be more confident:

Police sue for free speech too
A law enforcement union filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers. The lawsuit comes less than two months after aDane County judge ruled the law unconstitutional as it applies to school district and local government workers. That ruling came in a case brought by Madison teachers and Milwaukee city workers. It did not apply to state workers. Gov Walker is appealing that ruling. Walker exempted from the law, the state police who supported his election. The lawsuit charges violation of equal protection.

Did your advisor tell you they had to raise fees?
For the second-straight year, LPL plans to raise the fees on its brokers. LPL is one of the largest independent brokerage firms. If you advisor did not increase your costs last year, look for it this year. It seems that the larger the brokerage firm revenue, the higher the fees go. You may want to move your portfolio to Vanguard or Schwab, which just lowered fees.

SCAMS           “Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley

Regulators going after annuity sellers!!!
In one case, the seller convinced the customer to mortgage her primary residence to invest $300,000 in a variable annuity. The sale was reversed given that the customer intended to retire in seven years, had limited income, expected an equally limited retirement income and would have an insufficient monthly income to make the mortgage payments. The seller was fined $5,000 and suspended for 10 days. Not a big deal. Variable annuity sales can produce 6-10% commission. So $18,000 - $5,000 fine =$13,000.

In another case, the seller forged documents for a variable annuity replacement contract in a state in which he was not licensed to sell insurance products and included false information in the firm’s electronic books and records. Suspended for 3 months.

MassMutual was fined $1.65 million by regulators for not telling variable annuity buyers that they would lose interest when a cap on their  guaranteed minimum income benefit (GMIB) value was reached.

Who owns your account now?
Homeowners Choice has assumed 59,688 homeowners' policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida's state-operated insurance company.

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MontclairNJ 07042

Friday, November 9, 2012

Why we will NEVER be rich

Why we will NEVER be rich! 
Ten things we can do NOW to invest successfully
Why we don't accumulate $1,000,000 from monthly contributions.
Why we reduce our wealth by paying "specialists" to increase it.
Why we don't use the simple time-tested strategy of compounding.
Why we don't use a tax-FREE account and give up $300,000.

Are you prepared for retirement of at least 20 years?
A new LIMRA study reveals that two-thirds of middle-income ($40,000-$99,999) American workers are saving less than five percent of their annual income for retirement – with nearly a quarter saving nothing at all. “These results, while not surprising, are very troubling,” said Matthew Drinkwater, associate managing director, LIMRA's retirement research. “Less than 30 percent of American workers have a traditional defined benefit retirement plan….” One in four workers ages 18-34 reported not saving at all for retirement. You can make a plan in 1 hour:

CA health insurers line up to compete in new exchanges
CA officials, and those in other states, are eager to flex their purchasing power under the federal healthcare law by selecting only certain individual and small-business health plans for 19 different regions across California. Buy only what you need:

Fewer investors using paid advisors—they trust family/friends???
According to a new survey, just 21 percent of investors say they use a financial professional as their primary provider of investment advice, down from 25 percent in 2011. Usage dropped sharply among households with $100,000 to $500,000 and $2 million plus in investable assets. Nearly six in 10 (57 percent) investors rely on family and 47 percent turning to friends. Emerging investors put the most trust in friends and family, coming in at 64 percent for friends and 82 percent for family. Most firms experienced a decline from 2011 to 2012 with only Vanguard and T. Rowe Price making sizeable gains.“Investors just aren’t sensing enough value for their dollar,” Brown adds. “They lack an understanding of financial services' costs of goods sold, which are impossible to estimate without a tangible product to evaluate. Therefore, they often assume they're being ‘ripped off’ by firms [that] offer professional advice.” Not a bad assumption. But using family/friends may not be wise. That's how Madoff clients got in trouble Trust yourself not salesmen:

Landmark Medicare Settlement Could Change Lives
Under the settlement of the lawsuit, Jimmo v. Sebelius, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to relax Medicare's requirements for coverage of skilled nursing and therapy services in institutional or home care settings. The key criterion for coverage will be a demonstrated need for skilled care - regardless of whether there is a recovery prognosis. That means patients already enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospitalization) who need care to maintain their current condition but aren't likely to improve will qualify for Medicare's standard benefits.

Insurers begin charging for texting while driving violations
The analysis found that, at one insurer, a texting ticket would cost a New York driver $58.50 more per year. At the second insurer, the presence of a texting offense meant having to pay an extra $74 annually. It depends on your state but insurers are looking for more premium. 

States must decide on our health care future NOW
Wisconsin faces a Nov. 16 deadline to inform the Obama administration whether the state will implement an online health care marketplace, or exchange, or let the federal government do it. Each state's exchange must be operational in 2014 under the health care law. Walker told reporters Wednesday in Milwaukee that he will be meeting with state officials this week to discuss the next steps. 
About 55 percent of Americans are covered through an employer; 31 percent have a public insurance plan such as Medicare or Medicaid, and 10 percent buy their own health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that 23 million people who don’t have health insurance now will get it on one of the exchanges. More than 18 million of them will qualify for a federal subsidy averaging $6,000 a year per person. People earning up to four times the federal poverty level can get a subsidy: that’s an income of $92,000 a year for a family of four.

IN stops enforcing law requiring auto insurance for drivers with no car
Regulators agree to a stay in a lawsuit filed by a woman whose license was suspended for not having insurance even though she didn’t own a car. State law requires the DMV to check at random to ensure that drivers suspended for lack of insurance have since obtained coverage.

Do you have storm damage?
Damage value that is less than your deductible will not be paid. Filing a claim for small amounts may result in a rate increase. Tax deduction may help. Only itemizers can take a tax write-off for damage to nonbusiness property, such as a principal residence or vehicle. And there are a couple of offsets that apply to personal losses. First, you must reduce the amount of the loss by $100. Then, you can deduct the balance only to the extent that it exceeds 10% of your adjusted gross income. For example, if you have $20,000 in unreimbursed casualty losses from Hurricane Sandy and your AGI is $100,000, you would first subtract $100. Then, you would subtract $10,000 (10% of your AGI) from the $19,900 balance. The remaining $9,900 is the amount you can deduct on Schedule A of your tax return. Use IRS Form 4684 to report your casualty losses, and then carry the amount over to Schedule A.
IRS agrees to wait for your tax payments if emergency
The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting in late October. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Feb. 1, 2013 to file these returns and pay any taxes due. This includes the fourth quarter individual estimated tax payment, normally due Jan. 15, 2013. It also includes payroll and excise tax returns and accompanying payments for the third and fourth quarters, normally due on Oct. 31, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013 respectively. It also applies to tax-exempt organizations required to file Form 990 series returns with an original or extended deadline falling during this period.

Ford hits bumps in CR Reliability study—only Jaguar is worse
Ford has gone from being in the Top Ten of most reliable cars, a record they’ve enjoyed for quite some time to now being the second to last out of all cars. It’s thought that all the new bugs getting worked out of the MyFord Touch system and issues with their stable of new products is what has contributed to the extreme drop in the Ford lineup. Jaguar came in last place. “Ford’s bumpy road can be seen in the numbers. Sixty percent of Ford-branded models and half of Lincolns were below average in predicted reliability, and none placed above average,” said Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports.

Auto insurance rates down—compare your rates
A drop in vehicle theft along with factors such as insurers ability to assess risk; safety and anti-theft devices; and new products such as pay-as-you-drive policies, are all having a positive impact on auto insurance rates, leading to the lowest cost when adjusted for inflation in 20 years, said Loretta Worters, vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group sponsored by the property/casualty industry. Worters said auto insurance costs fell in the five years prior to 2009, the last year for which data is available. She said III is forecasting average annual cost of U.S. auto insurance coverage in 2012 will total $839, less than what the typical U.S. driver spent on coverage in 2004. But when adjusted for inflation, costs are expected to be 19% lower in 2012 than 2003. Time to shop:

Is your auto insurer doing a good job?
Claimant satisfaction with their auto claims experience has increased from last year, driven primarily by an improvement in their perceptions of the fairness of settlement terms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction StudySM. The study measures claimant satisfaction with the claims experience for auto physical damage loss. Depending on the complexity of the claim, a claimant may experience some or all of the following factors measured in the study: first notice of loss; service interaction; appraisal; repair process; rental experience; and settlement. Amica and Erie head list as before. Esurance and Commerce are last.

Investor’s view of politics
Bill Gross is one of the most intelligent investors around today. This is his take:

Progressive’s view of Obama To Do List

SCAMS           “Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley

Will any of the criminals go to jail?
Countrywide is being sued for selling $12.5 billion worth of risky mortgages to Fannie Mae. Finally, someone is being sued for the mess they created in 2005.

What were they thinking?
Former oil exec becomes Archbishop of Canterbury 

Who owns your account now?
MetLife mortgage servicing business to JPMorgan Chase
ING Direct will become Capital One 360
Metropolitan Health Networks Inc  to Humana  
Sun Life (Canada) is seeking a buyer for its U.S. annuities business
Hartford Financial is offering to pay some clients to give up their variable annuities.

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