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In this July 29 photo, demonstrators in support of fast food workers march towards a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation in New York's Union Square. Labor leaders are getting more creative _ and some say more desperate _ in trying to boost their sagging numbers. Unions are helping non-union fast food workers around the country hold strikes to protest low wages and poor working conditions. They are organizing home day care workers, university graduate students and even newly legalized marijuana dealers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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.