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NERDWALLET: Don't be your own worst enemy when investing

January 23, 2019

By Anna-Louise Jackson NerdWallet Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror. Decisions about money aren't always rational, even when we think we're acting logically. ...

TAKING STOCK: Art by Kinkade and Hockney

January 23, 2019

Dear Mr. Berko: I have four original oil paintings by Thomas Kinkade. I bought them about 25 years ago and paid over $6,000 for each of them. I love them, and it gives me great pleasure to look at them, but because I am moving to an assisted living facility ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: The powerlessness and power of life

January 23, 2019

Have you ever had the thought that "I wish that other people would think like me?" Have you ever tried to convince someone else to accept your political views? Have you ever tried to convince someone to accept your philosophy of life? And lastly, ...

OCBA UPDATE: Can't we just call it ... cancer?

January 23, 2019

If you hear a colleague has cancer, your face likely winces in a way that shows compassion, pity and concern. You may ask, "How bad is it?" The conversation often morphs into the course of treatment, the type of cancer, the location of the cancer ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

January 23, 2019

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kurtis T. Wilder has rejoined Butzel Long, where he practiced earlier in his career. He rejoins as Of Counsel. Wilder served on the Michigan Supreme Court following his appointment by Governor Rick Snyder on May 9, 2017. ...

COMMENTARY: Practicing politics at a high level

January 23, 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton Over a lifetime in politics, I've met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating - a rarer combination of talents than you'd hope ...