Some insurers routinely cheat death | Oct. 14
Insurers: 'What's yours is mine … '
Very "business as usual" for insurance companies. They act as though policyholders are robbing them of the money. Just proves they believe the adage of "what's yours is mine, and what's mine is my own!"
Sue E. Conrad, Redington Beach
Vote Romney, Schwab says Oct. 18
Finger's pointing the wrong way
Mr. Charles Schwab, you're telling seniors that Obama policies are hurting their savings. Hogwash. Maybe it's your investing that is hurting senior savings. If I'm not mistaken, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gone up almost 5,000 points since President Obama took office. Even nonsenior 401(k)s have doubled. My wife and I are retired seniors and our portfolios have been doing quite nicely, thank you. I sure don't want you to do my investing. Our portfolios were in the toilet in the Bush years. You all want to go back there? No thanks. So maybe it's you, Mr. Schwab, that is creating problem for seniors.
Jack Allen, Seminole
Banks make top dollar Oct. 12
Invest some profits in troubled condos
Congratulations to Bank of America on their profit news. When I checked their website, the screen filled up with their message, "Strengthening Communities through Lending, Investing, Giving." Now I am asking the bank to be a good corporate neighbor and follow through on its mission statements. We have condos languishing in the foreclosure process. These units have sat empty for two or more years and are deteriorating from lack of use. No one pays the monthly dues on these units, forcing other units to absorb their share of monthly maintenance costs.
Bank of America, please reinvest some of your hard-earned profits into resolving this frustrating and unproductive process. I remember when "social responsibility" was the hottest phrase among corporate execs. It's time to get back to the basics.
Nancy Arsenault, Seminole