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  • NFL follows corporate America's game plan in referees dispute

    NFL follows corporate America's game plan in referees dispute
    The one thing about the National Football League on which almost everyone agrees is that it takes its job of providing first-rate entertainment very seriously. That could be one explanation for the league's effort to supplement the pleasure of watching...
  • The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive

    The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive
    The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over. What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...
  • Cut Medicare and Social Security? What's the rush?

    Cut Medicare and Social Security? What's the rush?
    The question that normally comes to mind when someone claims to know the future is why he's out hustling rubes for pennies with his purported clairvoyance, instead of using it to make a fortune and retiring to the South Seas. Of course, the answer is...
  • Election is over, but 'super PACs' remain a threat

    Election is over, but 'super PACs' remain a threat
    Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter. Citizens United, of course, is the...
  • Preparing for marriage to military man

    Preparing for marriage to military man
    Dear Liz: I'm about to marry an active-duty military man. We're in the process of marrying our finances, and I have several questions. First, what is a good emergency fund for us? We run our household on his salary because I'm recently unemployed. I'...
  • Family retirement, inheritance conversations lost in translation

    Family retirement, inheritance conversations lost in translation
    Retirement planning, elder care and wills are touchy subjects for most people, but they’re especially rife with anxiety, miscommunication and disagreements for parents and their adult children, according to a new report. The majority of both groups...
  • Central issues of Election 2012

    Central issues of Election 2012
    Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
  • Talk to credit counselor, attorney when debt is unmanageable

    Talk to credit counselor, attorney when debt is unmanageable
    Dear Liz: I have a friend who owes $30,000 in credit card debt. I suggested he see a financial advisor who can help him to get out of this situation, but he never finds the time to do it. He pays all his bills on time, but only the minimum required, and...
  • Enormous student loans paint parents into a corner

    Enormous student loans paint parents into a corner
    Dear Liz: My husband and I took out more than $200,000 in federal parent PLUS loans to pay for our two daughters' college educations. My husband earned over $300,000 when the loans were made. Since then, he lost his job and now makes $100,000. I went back...
  • Federal student loans are investments — not handouts

    Federal student loans are investments — not handouts
    Dear Liz: I am increasingly annoyed by the entitlement attitude of today's students. Why should the taxpayers (me) pay to educate somebody else's children? I remember when there was no such thing as a student loan. If I wanted to go to college and didn'...
  • Retirees may find they don't qualify to refinance their mortgages

    WASHINGTON — It's a mortgage problem that is likely to intensify as home-owning baby boomers by the millions shift into retirement: Although they may have significant financial assets tucked away in retirement accounts, their diminished monthly...