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Dear Liz: You always mention fee-only financial planners and I'm not sure about the true meaning. My husband and I have a financial planner who charges us $2,200 per year, but we got a summary of transaction fees in the amount of $6,200 for last year....
Roshawne Mackey walked into the Jordan Downs community center clutching a pink pamphlet from a funeral over the weekend, her face like stone. Her niece had been 11 — a diabetic who wasn't given her insulin shots. The dozen or so women in the...
The millennial generation is aggressively whittling down its debt, as young people forgo homes and cars, according to a new study. The median debt of households headed by people under age 35 fell 29% between 2007 and 2010, according to the analysis from...
Do you know the security code on your credit card? Surprisingly, you probably do. More than four in 10 people have memorized their security codes, those once-overlooked three- or four-digit numbers on credit cards, according to a new survey. If you...
Dear Liz: A lot of financial advice sites say you should have an emergency fund equal to three to six months of living expenses. What would be considered living expenses? Should you use three to six months of your net take-home pay or a smaller number? Is...
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Small investors should beware of rising interest rates, a regulatory group warned Thursday. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued an “investor alert” warning individuals that their fixed-income holdings could lose value if...
More than four in 10 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and nearly one in 10 doesn’t earn enough to pay for essentials, according to a study released Tuesday. The survey, conducted for the Allstate insurance company by FTI Consulting Inc.,...
PolitiCalThe Legislative Analyst's Office said Monday that Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal represents "a significant improvement in the state’s finances." However, the analyst's new report says California's budget faces other threats, including the...
Cameron Diaz, Jerry Seinfeld and Danny McBride appeared Saturday night on “SNL,” hosted by Adam Levine, but former cast member Andy Samberg made the biggest splash as one of the night’s guest stars. Samberg and the Lonely Island...
With a high-stakes 2013 looming in which its first slate of in-house developed films will be released, Legendary Entertainment has raised $443 million in new equity financing, the company announced Tuesday. The deal gives asset management and...
PolitiCalSenate leader Darrell Steinberg has only two years left in the Legislature before term limits force him out, and he has a long to-do list he wants to finish before then. Even with the state's financial situation improving, the Sacramento......
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