| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes was a low-profile Republican from California's Central Valley, perhaps best known for his battles with environmentalists over water, including once bringing a bowl of fish to a Capitol Hill hearing to argue that their...
| 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 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7.
The Treasury Department spends an average of...
| Oct 15, 2013
When matters become extremely dire and disheartening, as they have been in the blatantly dysfunctional Congress, historians are usually the designated dispensers of perspective. As bad as things are, we like to say, they have been worse and the nation...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
An Orange County man was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after he collected Social Security and pension benefits meant for his father, whose body authorities found buried in the yard of a Santa Ana home. Larry Thomas Dominguez,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:56 PM
As if you haven't been scared enough by the projections that most Americans haven't saved enough to maintain their lifestyles as they enter retirement, here's something even more terrifying:
Nearly half of all Americans will outlive their assets,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Dear Liz: Our son went to an expensive private school and ended up with more than $100,000 in federal and private loans by the time he graduated. My wife cosigned a private loan for $25,000 for the first year, and that was the last we heard of any loans...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:20 AM
This post has been updated. See below for details.
Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes.
What's up with that? Aren't all...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:37 PM
Dear Liz: I'm 64 and lost my last full-time job a year ago. I have since exhausted my unemployment benefits and been on and off food stamps. (I'm waiting to get back on them right now because my temporary-to-permanent job didn't become permanent after...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Dear Liz: I co-signed a credit card for someone and the person defaulted on payment. I started making payments but could not continue because I became unemployed. The debt started at $15,631.23 but has gone up to $17,088.08 because of interest and fees. I...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Here's a hard-and-fast rule: Don't give your Social Security number to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary.
More than 12 million Americans fell victim to identity theft last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Losses topped $21 billion,...