| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
It was late October 2011, and their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still in honeymoon mode when Britain and its Commonwealth agreed that the first baby Cambridge, boy or girl, would become the future monarch.
This is a bigger...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Funding your child’s college education is a daunting task, but 529 plans are an option that, if handled wisely, may pay off.
Named after a tax law provision, 529s made their debut in 1996 and have been used by millions of parents to save for ever-...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:10 PM
How can a person live on just McDonald’s? The pay for employees, that is, not the food itself. As it happens, neither possibility is very attractive.
In an effort to help its low-wage employees manage to stay afloat financially, the golden...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock ’n’ roll musicians.
How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
In June, Goldman Sachs announced the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, which will give small business owners in the Los Angeles area a shot in the arm educationally and financially.
The program will provide underserved small business owners access to...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Dear Liz: My husband and I have been putting 5% and 6%, respectively, into our 401(k) accounts to get our full company matches. We're also maxing out our Roth IRAs.
The CPA who does our taxes recommended that we put more money into our 401(k)s even if...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Dear Liz: My spouse has tenure at a university. Given that one of us will always be employed, should we change the way we look at the amount of money we keep in an emergency fund or our risk tolerance for investments?
Answer: Even tenured professors can...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more.
Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Baby boomers should be reviewing their retirement portfolios once a year and tweaking or re-balancing them, if necessary, says Delia Fernandez, a fee-only certified financial planner.
Fernandez is the founder of Fernandez Financial Advisory in Los...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:37 AM
It’s the new retirement: More than four in 10 Americans think they’ll have to work into their 70s or 80s because they can’t afford to retire, according to a new survey.
One in 10 people expects to toil into their 80s, while 32%...