| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Time to clean out the inbox and answer the most frequently asked reader questions!
Q. I'm 43 and have just changed jobs. I have approximately $10,000 in my old 401(k) and I am not sure what to do with it. Help! -- Dana
A. When you leave a job, there are...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Chobani, the biggest Greek yogurt maker in the U.S., has recalled some yogurt cups that contained mold after an unspecified number of people reported feeling ill, the company said Thursday.
According to the company, a small batch of yogurt from an Idaho...
| Aug 5, 2013
The August 2 front page of the Tribune posed the question “Could the economy handle a $15 minimum wage?” Even posing the question is absurd in today’s economy. The sidebar by Gregory Karp (“Studies: Wage hike might not kill jobs&...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Q: I have about $80,000 in my 401(k). I am still working but thinking about retiring. If I choose to retire, is there an investment out there where I could get a lifetime income at say 4 to 5 percent? — W.R., Ocoee
A: Yes, there are several...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst.
Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Andrew Carmichael Post is used to fast-tracking his way through life.
At 13, when most boys are fretting about the perils of girls and middle school, Post was attending Cal State Los Angeles, working on degrees in computer science and applied...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The other night the City Council decided to hire 15 new firefighters. These individuals know that after 30 years, they will be earning considerably more than their starting salary, plus a lifetime pension at age 55.
Being a fire fighter is hazardous,...
| Sep 19, 2013
It's been more than two years since Joaquin Santana was stabbed while trying to protect a friend from an attacker.
He still has nightmares about that night, still questions if he could have done more.
Recovery has been slow, but things are looking...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:08 PM
How do you move up the economic ladder? Go to college and get married.
That's the upshot of a study released Tuesday that analyzes the major factors helping to push Americans up – or down – the economic scale.
The study by the Pew...
| Sep 12, 2013
Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated.
"I came from a...