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This March 2011 file photo shows a sign for ConAgra Foods' world headquarters in Omaha, Neb. ConAgra Foods is buying private-label food producer Ralcorp for about $4.95 billion, which will make it the biggest private-label packaged food business in North America. ConAgra Foods Inc. said Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, that the deal is expected to close by March 31, 2013 and needs Ralcorp shareholder approval. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
A few weeks ago, I asked readers to pose some of their financial questions and promised I’d get some experts to provide answers. So here’s the first of two installments with answers from expert members of the Financial Planning Association of Northeast Ohio and Apprisen. Another set will appear in next week’s column. Questions and answers have been edited down for space.