| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Is your company making a paltry contribution to your 401(k) retirement account? If so, this may be why.
Companies that automatically place employees in 401(k) plans contribute less money to workers’ retirement accounts than companies that don't...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Nearly three-quarters of investors in a new survey say their confidence in the economy has been shaken by the government shutdown and threat of default.
Most people have not made adjustments to their portfolios as a result of the political impasse in...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Recently my mother passed away. My brother and I were fortunate enough to inherit a substantial amount of money from her life insurance. My brother and I do not want to spend this money and have placed the funds in brokerage accounts. My...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:26 PM
More than 4 in 5 older Americans expect to keep working during their latter years, a sign that traditional retirement is out of reach for vast swaths of society, according to a new survey.
Among Americans ages 50 and older who currently have jobs, 82%...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Alleged wrongdoing by stockbrokers is routinely erased from public records, making it difficult for investors to check the past conduct of financial advisors, according to a new study.
The report found that stockbrokers almost always succeed in...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
In March, Sukran Sir lost her father. Then she lost her job.
There was more bad news: The 58-year-old Ventura County resident was expecting to get unemployment benefits but hasn't heard whether she qualifies, despite two phone interviews.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:51 AM
The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73 because heavy student-loan debt will prevent them from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study.
The typical graduate has a “seemingly...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Andrew Carmichael Post is used to fast-tracking his way through life.
At 13, when most boys are fretting about the perils of girls and middle school, Post was attending Cal State Los Angeles, working on degrees in computer science and applied...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Why hasn’t anyone on Wall Street gone to prison for the 2008 financial crisis? Perhaps because the FBI is recommending far fewer white-collar prosecutions.
The FBI has recommended only 2,001 white-collar cases for criminal prosecution so far...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:44 AM
American households are getting richer thanks to the stock and housing markets.
The collective wealth of American households climbed $1.3 trillion to $74.8 trillion in the second quarter, according to a report Wednesday from the Federal Reserve.
| Sep 29, 2013
News came last month that the Obama administration, following the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government's so-called Nudge Unit, is recruiting behavioral scientists to help shape regulatory policy. Nudges are ways of offering...