Investors Grapple With Question: When to Spend Savings?

Pittsburgh — After working hard at a job or business for decades — scrimping and saving for the better part of a lifetime — many people wrestle with the question of when to spend the money they’ve accumulated. “I often mention to our clients that I have yet to see a Brinks truck full of money following a hearse at a funeral procession,” said Curt Knotick, a financial adviser and owner of Accurate Solutions Group in Butler, about 35...

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Geeks on Demand

Oakland, Calif. — The broken printer frayed Ross Armstrong’s last nerve. He had to make photo copies of the death certificate of his late husband, Jay Stern, who died in May. But it was Stern who had always handled home tech repairs, and Armstrong, drowning in the grief of his loss, broke down at the small but horribly timed irritation. “Having the printer break was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I thought, ‘What else now?’ ”...

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