Chattanooga Diary

Orthopaedist Benjamin Miller has joined the medical staff of Parkridge Health System.

Now that school’s started and you took advantage of last month’s Tax-Free Weekend (you did, didn’t you?), perhaps you’re looking at more “restful” shopping than the local malls.

  • Sept. 7th, 2014  |
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Project: Integra Hills Luxury Apartments is adding 220 units built to National Green Building Standards.

Fresh off the heels of the release of the sensational new 2015 A3 sedan last spring, Audi is now shipping to American shores a great example of late-summer road candy.

Q: I lost my job last year when my company downsized. I have done all I can to pay my mortgage on my own and I've even borrowed from family, but I'm at the point I may have to foreclose on my house. Are there any other options left for me?

  • Sept. 5th, 2014  |
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In a world of depressingly low interest rates, many investors have discovered Master Limited Partnerships as a relatively high-yielding alternative. While MLPs can play a valuable role in a well balanced portfolio, they must be understood and monitored to minimize unpleasant surprises.

Q. I hate admitting it, but a number of recent unsolicited calls have piqued my interest in buying a medical alert device. I am recently widowed and live alone. I’m leery of phone solicitors and don’t necessarily trust magazine ads. How can I learn more about these protective devices? — Charlene Cautious

  • Aug. 31st, 2014  |
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Sara McIntyre has been named the executive director at Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga.

Kelly Subaru sales manager Steve Marlin reports an eager customer recently spotted a tractor-trailer truck hauling 2015 Outbacks over Monteagle Mountain and tailed it all the way to his Chattanooga dealership.

Q: I bought an item at a going-out-of-business sale, but it turned out to be defective. Since the business has closed its doors, is there anything I can do about my product not working?

  • Aug. 29th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Exchange traded funds have gained tremendously in popularity over the past 20 years with both professional and individual investors. Yet questions still arise frequently as to how an ETF differs from a conventional mutual fund.

  • Aug. 27th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Attorney Terri L. Daugherty has joined the Chattanooga office of Luther-Anderson PLLP.

I’ve had a column topic on my mind for awhile.

Once upon a time — before the Great Recession spread darkness across the land — some guys bought three-quarter ton pickup trucks just because they look cool.

Q: My neighborhood has had a man trying to sell meat out of his white unmarked van, and is unnerving the area. Does the BBB have any tips on how to handle door-to-door sales people?

  • Aug. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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