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Why Women May Make Better Investors than Men
By Dolores Kong
10/01/2002
Womenís Business Boston


ETA FOR ETFS: NOW LOWER-COST ALTERNATIVE TO MUTUAL FUNDS GAINS GROUND By Dolores Kong
09/03/2002
The Boston Globe


UNBEATABLE RATES STUDENTS, GRADS CAN GET LOANS WITH INTEREST AS LOW AS 3.46%
By Dolores Kong
06/29/2002
The Boston Globe

LOOKING AT THE GOLDEN YEARS
By Dolores Kong
03/10/2002
The Boston Globe


BORROWERS' BACKLASH COSTLY FEES, HIGH INTEREST RATES SPUR CAMPAIGN AGAINST SUBPRIME LENDERS
By Dolores Kong
4/14/2002
The Boston Globe


TAXPAYERS TO PROFIT FROM GENEROSITY
FOR FIRST TIME EVER, BAY STATE RESIDENTS CAN DEDUCT
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS MASS. TAXPAYERS TO PROFIT
FROM GENEROSITY

By Dolores Kong
02/24/2002
The Boston Globe


WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE THE SLOW AND MUNDANE
WAY?

By DOLORES KONG
01/27/2002
The Boston Globe


THE ODDS ARE AGAINST THE SUPER BOWL THEORY IN 2002
By DOLORES KONG
01/20/2002
The Boston Globe


WEB SITE HAS A MESSAGE FOR WOMEN: BE MASTER OF OWN
FINANCIAL DESTINY

DOLORES KONG
01/13/2002
The Boston Globe


LATECOMER TO CELLPHONE CROWD CLEARS STATIC ON PICKING
PLAN

By DOLORES KONG
01/06/2002
The Boston Globe


SIX NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU FINANCE
YOUR FAMILY'S FUTURE

By DOLORES KONG
12/30/2001
The Boston Globe


DULLING THE PAIN INVESTORS CAN FIND SOLACE, SAVINGS IN DUMPING LOSERS
By Dolores Kong
12/28/2001
The Boston Globe


GET THE TRUTH ON LONG-TERM CARE COSTS
By DOLORES KONG
12/23/2001
The Boston Globe


ENRON COLLAPSE HAS LESSONS FOR INVESTORS
By DOLORES KONG

12/16/2001
The Boston Globe


SHOPPING FOR GIFTS THAT TEACH MONEY MATTERS IS NO
CHILD'S PLAY

By DOLORES KONG
12/09/2001
The Boston Globe


PRUDENCE IS LIKELY TO MARK HOLIDAY SPENDING THIS
SEASON

By DOLORES KONG
12/02/2001
The Boston Globe


DON'T WAIT TILL APRIL TO TARGET TAX BREAKS
By DOLORES KONG
11/25/2001
The Boston Globe


FORTUNATE SEEK GUIDANCE IN GIVING AWAY THEIR WEALTH
GROUPS SPRING UP TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WITH MEANS TO
HELP OTHERS

By Dolores Kong
11/18/2001
The Boston Globe


BONDS DRAW CROWD, BUT IS PARTY OVER?
By DOLORES KONG
11/18/2001
The Boston Globe


COINSTAR SOMETIMES RIGHT BUT NOT ALWAYS ON THE MONEY
By Dolores Kong
11/11/2001
The Boston Globe


REDEEMING COINS FOR CASH CAN COST PRETTY PENNIES
By DOLORES KONG
11/04/2001
The Boston Globe


AGENCY HELPS WHEN BENEFITS FAIL
By DOLORES KONG
10/28/2001
The Boston Globe


DO HOMEWORK ON FUND FOR YOUNGSTERS
By DOLORES KONG
10/21/2001
The Boston Globe


SERVICE AIDS SURVIVORS WITH KEY TASK AFTER A DEATH
By DOLORES KONG
10/14/2001
The Boston Globe


SOFTWARE HELPS INVESTORS FACE THE ODDS OF SEEING
DOWNTRODDEN STOCKS REBOUND

By DOLORES KONG
10/07/2001
The Boston Globe


DOWNSIZED BUT NOT OUT
AFTER LAYOFF, KEEP COOL AND FIND OUT ABOUT BENEFITS,
FINANCIAL OPTIONS

By Dolores Kong
10/07/2001
The Boston Globe


LIVING TO REGRET A CREDIT-CARD COME-ON
By DOLORES KONG
09/30/2001
The Boston Globe


OVER 99% OF STOCK FUNDS FINISH WITH BROAD LOSSES STOCK
FUNDS END WITH BROAD LOSSES

By Dolores Kong
09/30/2001
The Boston Globe


MAKE SURE YOUR CHARITABLE GIFT RE ACHES THOSE IN NEED
By DOLORES KONG
09/23/2001
The Boston Globe


EVEN IN CRISIS, HISTORY TEACHES US MARKETS CAN ENDURE
By DOLORES KONG
09/16/2001
The Boston Globe


TEACHING GRANDKIDS THE VALUE OF MONEY
By DOLORES KONG
09/09/2001
The Boston Globe


AN UNSEXY IDEA: INVEST YOUR TAX REBATE
By DOLORES KONG

09/02/2001
The Boston Globe


INVESTED, IN CHARGE
THE 401(K) HAS GIVEN AMERICANS THE FREEDOM TO DECIDE
FINANCIAL FUTURE

By Dolores Kong
09/02/2001
The Boston Globe


FUND COMPANIES SQUARE OFF OVER RESULTS
By DOLORES KONG
08/26/2001
The Boston Globe


SURVEY FINDS MANY DON'T HAVE WILL; TAX REBATES FAR OFF
FOR SOME FILERS

By DOLORES KONG
08/19/2001
The Boston Globe


SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FUNDS RAKE IN GREEN
By DOLORES KONG

08/12/2001
The Boston Globe


TAX REBATE DOESN'T GO AS SMOOTHLY AS HOPED
By Dolores Kong
08/05/2001
The Boston Globe


ONE HARD LESSON SOME COLLEGE GRADS FIND IT TOUGHER
THAN OTHERS TO REPAY LOANS

By Dolores Kong
07/27/2001
The Boston Globe


VACATION DEPRIVATION
POLLS FIND MANY PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH
WITH OFFICE WHILE ON VACATION POLL FINDS WORK
IMPINGING ON TIME OFF

By Dolores Kong
07/08/2001
The Boston Globe


MORE CHECKS TO IRS MAY BE LOST
By Dolores Kong
06/28/2001
The Boston Globe


IRS CAN'T FIND CHECKS FROM 1,800 TAXPAYERS
By Dolores Kong
06/27/2001
The Boston Globe


A CHALLENGE TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE
MANY FACING RELOCATION MULL IMPACT ON FAMILY, COST OF
LIVING

By Dolores Kong
06/24/2001
The Boston Globe


HOT LINE HELPS WORKERS OFFERED BUYOUTS
By Dolores Kong
06/19/2001
The Boston Globe


10 YEARS OF SOCIAL INVESTING
INTERVIEW DOLORES KONG

06/17/2001
The Boston Globe


CONFEREES TARGET FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF STRAIGHT, GAY
UNMARRIED COUPLES

By Dolores Kong
06/16/2001
The Boston Globe


COMPLEX TAX PLAN TO LIFT RICH MORE THAN POOR
FOR MOST, NEW LAW WILL HAVE VARIED IMPLICATIONS AND
SPUR DIVERSE REACTIONS

By Dolores Kong
06/07/2001
The Boston Globe


BEING INVESTED SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ACTIVISTS WIELDING
THEIR PORTFOLIOS TO TWEAK CORPORATE BEHAVIOR

By Dolores Kong
05/30/2001
The Boston Globe


A PENNY SAVED IS NOT ENOUGH
AARP SAYS MILLIONS WILL NEED TO WORK AFTER RETIREMENT

By Dolores Kong
05/23/2001
The Boston Globe


BEING SHOWN DOOR, ENTICINGLY
AS MORE FIRMS OFFER BUYOUTS, MANY WORKERS FACE TOUGH
DECISIONS

By Dolores Kong
05/13/2001
The Boston Globe


BANKRUPTCIES UP SHARPLY IN MASS.
By Dolores Kong
04/09/2001
The Boston Globe


RESOLVING MORTGAGE ERRORS
By Dolores Kong
04/08/2001
The Boston Globe


UNEMPLOYED TAXED AT HIGHER RATE
By Dolores Kong
04/07/2001
The Boston Globe


STOCK FUNDS SEE MASSIVE OUTFLOWS
EX-HIGHFLIERS SUFFER THE MOST IN FIRST QUARTER AS
MARKET TURMOIL SCARES OFF INVESTORS

By Dolores Kong
04/01/2001
The Boston Globe


AUDITS UNEARTH MORTGAGE ERRORS
By Dolores Kong
03/28/2001
The Boston Globe


CHECK CASHERS FIND NEW FRIENDS
ONCE PARIAHS, FIRMS WIN SUPPORT IN FLEET FIGHT

By Dolores Kong
03/27/2001
The Boston Globe


MANY SEEN AT RISK IN A DOWNTURN
PERSONAL DEBT SOARS WHILE SAVINGS PLUNGE

By Dolores Kong
03/20/2001
The Boston Globe


$67M IN TAX REFUNDS SITTING UNDELIVERED
By Dolores Kong
02/27/2001
The Boston Globe


IT PAYS TO LEARN ABOUT CREDITS FOR EDUCATION
By Dolores Kong
02/18/2001
The Boston Globe


THE END OF A SURE THING
IN CHANGE OF POLICY, AT&T CUTS DIVIDEND - AND MORE
FIRMS ARE FOLLOWING SUIT

By Dolores Kong
02/01/2001
The Boston Globe


MOMENT OF TRUTH: HOW INVESTORS ARE BEARING BAD YEAR
THEY'RE IN IT FOR LONG HAUL, BUT MANY TOO JUMPY FOR
OWN GOOD, STUDIES FIND

By Dolores Kong
01/21/2001
The Boston Globe


FED'S MOVE COULD BRING MIXED BAG REACTION TO RATES MAY
HELP, HURT CONSUMERS

By Dolores Kong
01/05/2001
The Boston Globe


AMATEUR SPECIALISTS STEP UP TO THE CYBERSOAPBOX
A CYBERSOAPBOX WITH ADMISSION PRICE

By Dolores Kong
01/02/2001
The Boston Globe


TAX CHANGES DON'T CHANGE A TAXING SITUATION
CODE EXPECTED TO BE JUST AS CONFUSING AND FRUSTRATING
AS EVER FOR US TAXPAYERS

By Dolores Kong
12/24/2000
The Boston Globe


STOCK STRATEGY
TRULY `FOOLISH' SIBLING MOTLEY FOOL FOUNDERS BACK AWAY
FROM TOUTING TECHNIQUE

By Dolores Kong
12/16/2000
The Boston Globe


NO PAIN, NO GAIN
SCIENTISTS LINKING PHYSICAL PAIN AND PLEASURE TO
INVESTOR BUY AND SELL DECISIONS

By Dolores Kong
12/10/2000
The Boston Globe


WHEN THE GIVING IS GONE OLD-LINE CHARITIES FEEL LEFT
BEHIND IN NEW ECONOMY

By Dolores Kong
11/24/2000
The Boston Globe


HOMESTEAD PROTECTION
BY SIMPLY FILING FOR AN EXEMPTION, YOU CAN SAFEGUARD
UP TO $300,000 IN HOME EQUITY.

By DOLORES KONG
11/12/2000
The Boston Globe


SAVING AT ANY RATE IS A START
PROPER FINANCIAL PLANNING DEEMED CRITICAL IN FACE OF
RISING COSTS, FUTURE UNCERTAINTIES

By Dolores Kong
11/05/2000
The Boston Globe


BIG BROTHER MAY BE WATCHING YOU\
PRIVACY A CONCERN IN COMPANY ISSUE OF CREDIT CARDS,
PCS

By Dolores Kong
10/22/2000
The Boston Globe


`THE BEST JOB IN AMERICA'
THE FINANCIAL PLANNING OUTLOOK IS PROMISING

By Dolores Kong
10/15/2000
The Boston Globe


`AMATEUR HOUR' MAY BE OVER
VOLATILE MARKET NARROWS NUMBER OF DAY TRADERS, WHO
SUFFERED HEAVY LOSSES

By Dolores Kong
10/15/2000
The Boston Globe


MORTGAGE LENDING SHOWS RACE DISPARITYMINORITY-WHITE
GAP GROWS IN BOSTON AREA; INDUSTRY FAULTS STUDY

By Dolores Kong
09/29/2000
The Boston Globe


REVERSE MORTGAGES
A NEW LOAN CONCEPT FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS WHO HAVE
LOTS OF EQUITY BUT LITTLE CASH.

By Dolores Kong
09/24/2000
The Boston Globe


DOLLARS AND SENSE
WOMEN'S LOWER PAY, LONGER LIVES MAKE IT CRUCIAL FOR
THEM TO MANAGE FINANCES WISELY, EXPERTS SAY

By Dolores Kong
09/23/2000
The Boston Globe


PULPIT FOR PROSPERITY
BLACK CHURCHES TRY TO NURTURE MEMBERS' FINANCIAL
GROWTH

By Dolores Kong
09/19/2000
The Boston Globe


BACK ON CAMPUS
COLLEGE TRY
AS TUITION KEEPS SOARING, FAMILIES PUT THEIR ALL INTO
FINDING WAYS TO FOOT THE BILL

By Dolores Kong
09/03/2000
The Boston Globe


FOR RICHER, FOR POORER
`MARRIAGE PENALTY' RAISES CONSCIOUSNESS, IF NOT IRE,
OF SOME BETROTHED COUPLES

By Dolores Kong
08/13/2000
The Boston Globe


WOULD YOU LIKE STOCK WITH YOUR PLEATED-FRONT KHAKIS?
SITE ALLOWS SHOPPERS TO SPEND REBATES ON SHARES;
OTHERS LET YOU INVEST DIRECTLY WITH RETAILERS

By Dolores Kong
08/06/2000
The Boston Globe


WEB SITES DESIGNED FOR WOMEN TEACH ABOUT PERSONAL
FINANCE
SOME NET ADVISERS MIX FINANCIAL WISDOM WITH DASH OF
FUN

By Dolores Kong
07/09/2000
The Boston Globe


PRIVATE MONEY MANAGEMENT IS BROUGHT TO THE NOT-SO-RICH
By Dolores Kong
07/02/2000
The Boston Globe


MORE CHOICE, AND RISK
MANY PLANS ARE NOW ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO INVEST
RETIREMENT MONEY IN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING

By Dolores Kongf
06/25/2000
The Boston Globe


REGULATORS SOUND ALARM ON PAYDAY LOANS THROUGH
INTERNET

By Dolores Kong
06/18/2000
The Boston Globe


THE PATH TO A SIMPLER LIFE WINDS ITS WAY TO WEB
SITES OFFER TOOLS FOR VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY

By Dolores Kong
06/04/2000
The Boston Globe


GONE TO THE DOGS? CRITICS ARGUE CONTRARIAN BET ON THE
DOW'S LAGGARDS IS DOOMED

By Dolores Kong
06/04/2000
The Boston Globe


SURFING THE NET CAN REAP `MILLIONS' WEB RICH IN SITES
TRADING ON FRENZY

By Dolores Kong
05/21/2000
The Boston Globe


SURVEYS ASSESS THE ROLE OF RICHES
By Dolores Kong
05/17/2000
The Boston Globe


RETIREMENT PLANNING TOOLS GROW MORE SOPHISTICATED
SITES OFFER PERSONALIZED BENEFITS ESTIMATES, 401(K)

ADVICE

By Dolores Kong
05/14/2000
The Boston Globe


SAYING NO TO STUFF
DESPITE BOOM TIMES, SOME ARE CHOOSING TO SPEND LESS
AND REALLY TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES

By Dolores Kong
05/07/2000
The Boston Globe


WHY STICK WITH A 401(K) OR IRA? TAX-DEFERRED ACCOUNTS
STILL BEST BET FOR RETIREMENT PLANS

By DOLORES KONG
04/23/2000
The Boston Globe


BUILDING BOOM: REAL ESTATE SITES
BUT WITH SO MANY, BEWARE WEAK LINKS, INFLATED CLAIMS

By Dolores Kong
04/23/2000
The Boston Globe


NET MAKES
SHOPPING FOR CREDIT CARDS EASY BUT CONSUMERS NEED TO
BE WARY OF CERTAIN DEALS

By Dolores Kong
04/16/2000
The Boston Globe


DON'T CRY UNCLE
THERE ARE WAYS TO KEEP MORE OF YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY,
FINANCIAL ADVISERS SAY

By Dolores Kong
04/16/2000
The Boston Globe


FEELING TAXED BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T FILED YET? HELP IS
AVAILABLE

By Dolores Kong
04/09/2000
The Boston Globe


SQUEAKY WHEELS
EMPLOYERS CAN BE SWAYED TO ALTER UNPOPULAR INVESTMENT
MENUS BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO

By Dolores Kong
04/02/2000
The Boston Globe


AGENCIES TAKE TO NET TO FIGHT GROWTH OF COMPUTER
GAMBLING
COUNCILS' WEB SITES AIM TO HELP PROBLEM USERS,
FAMILIES

By Dolores Kong
03/26/2000


STOCKS FROM A TO Z
BOOSTERS OF VIRTUAL COMPETITIONS LAUD EDUCATIONAL
VALUE, BUT OTHERS FEAR BAD LESSONS LEARNED

By Dolores Kong
03/19/2000


COOPERATIVE EXTENSIONS MOVE BEYOND HOME & GARDEN
SERVICES OFFERING WEB-BASED FINANCIAL ADVICE

By Dolores Kong
03/19/2000


TRACKING PORTFOLIO ONLINE CAN SIMPLIFY TAX
CALCULATIONS

By Dolores Kong
03/12/2000
The Boston Globe


2 PARTS ADVICE TO 1 PART SELF-PROMO
CELEBRITY SITES OFFER TOOLS, TRIFLES

By Dolores Kong
03/05/2000
The Boston Globe


NOT EXACTLY VEGAS
THEIR CHAMPIONS CALL THEM UNEXCITING, BUT INDEX FUNDS
ARE DRAWING LOTS OF CONVERTS

By Dolores Kong
03/05/2000
The Boston Globe


BEEF WITH A BROKER? CLICK HERE WEB SITES OFFER LINK TO
REGULATORS, HELP FOR INVESTORS

By Dolores Kong
02/27/2000
The Boston Globe


MOVE OVER, DAY TRADERS: T-BILL BUYERS USE NET, TOO
FEDERAL WEB SITES LET CONSERVATIVE INVESTORS BUY
DIRECTLY

By Dolores Kong
02/20/2000
The Boston Globe


HOME BUYERS IN THEIR SITES
CONTEST AMONG NET FIRMS IS FIERCE AS WEB MORTGAGES ARE
SEEN TO SOAR

By Dolores Kong
02/13/2000
The Boston Globe


CASH GUZZLERS
NEW CARS ARE ROBBING AMERICANS OF INVESTMENT RICHES,
SAY FINANCIAL PLANNERS; THEIR ADVICE: BUY USED

By Dolores Kong
02/13/2000
The Boston Globe


CATCHING UP WITH THE BULLS
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET INTO THE MARKET - BUT THINK
LONG TERM, EVEN IF THE ECONOMY IS BOOMING

By Dolores Kong
02/06/2000
The Boston Globe


DIRECT TO THE LITTLE INVESTOR
WEB SITES ALLOW SMALL AMOUNTS OF STOCK TO BE HAD FOR
AS LITTLE AS $2 A TRADE

By Dolores Kong
02/06/2000
The Boston Globe


ACTIVISTS TARGET `SHOP TILL YOU DROP' BEHAVIOR
By DOLORES KONG
11/26/1999
The Boston Globe


TALKING SHOP
RESEARCHERS, CASHING IN ON HOLIDAY RUSH, STUDY BUYERS,
BROWSERS

By Dolores Kong
11/26/1999
The Boston Globe

 




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