Liz Weston

Columnist Money Talk

Recent Articles

  • How to evaluate consumer options and not get cheated

    How to evaluate consumer options and not get cheated

    Dear Liz: Although I’m able to pay my bills, it’s the decisions regarding cable, telephone, Internet and various insurance options that drive me nuts! I’ve tried to seek out independent groups that discuss such issues, but none exists in my area; and these decisions are not covered by my financial...

  • What to consider when investing in target date retirement funds

    What to consider when investing in target date retirement funds

    Dear Liz: I have 100% of my 401(k) in a fund called “Target Retirement 2030.” This fund is made of several other funds, so does that qualify as “diversified”? Answer: It does. Target date funds have become increasingly popular in 401(k) plans because they do the heavy lifting for investors. The...

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