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  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home.
  • GOP's 'leverage' is tantamount to extortion

    GOP's 'leverage' is tantamount to extortion
    In his former life, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the action-thriller "Collateral Damage." Last week, he had only a bit role in the collateral damage inflicted by fellow Republicans in the state Senate. In the flick, victims included his wife and...

    California's fiscal troubles are far from resolved

    California's fiscal troubles are far from resolved
    Last week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided. Problem solved? Guess again, Goldilocks. K-12 schools and community colleges, in particular, won a temporary reprieve, but they're still wobbly...

    Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...

    Counting assets before paying for college

    Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...