| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
| 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,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:39 PM
SACRAMENTO — Months of heavy lobbying by the National Football League and other professional sports team owners paid off when lawmakers gave final passage to a bill to limit most workers' compensation claims by out-of-state professional athletes....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:54 PM
During the pregame show before February's Super Bowl in New Orleans, Deion Sanders shared his thoughts about the thousands of former football players filing concussion lawsuits against the National Football League.
"The game is a safe game," the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Lee Dorman gets a lot of phone calls from people who want to give him something. Recently, a man called saying he had a new Medicare card with Dorman's name on it; all the 72-year-old retiree from Fountain Valley had to do was provide a little...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers' compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature.
The measure cleared the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:54 AM
My recent column about cable, satellite and phone companies demanding people's Social Security numbers as a condition for service got Jeffrey thinking.
He wants to know: When did our Social Security numbers become our personal identification numbers?...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Is it that time again?
Syria will be foremost on Congress' mind when it returns from vacation next week, but lurking on the horizon like an ever-present cloud bank will be the debt limit. Treasury officials say the limit, currently set at $16.7...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:29 PM
It's frightening enough to face one's retirement without sufficient money to maintain one's lifestyle, but an even scarier prospect looms for millions of Americans: outliving one's assets as one ages.
That's the subject of my Wednesday column, and of a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.