| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction.
But there's another...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Occidental Petroleum Corp. will pay $14 million to its former chairman Ray Irani as part of a severance agreement, ending a year of turmoil and drama at the oil giant.
Irani was ousted by shareholders from Occidental's board in a dramatic annual meeting...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ("Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13).
If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose...
| Nov 11, 2013
Jayson Jones, a German-born veteran of the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games, is training for his third try at a world medal in track and field — for Belize, his parents' home country. But while getting ready for the 2016 Summer Games, the South Florida...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the securities trading business, the "eat what you kill" mentality rules, with a few star performers becoming millionaires while many others fail.
But Loop-based proprietary trading firm Spot Trading LLC is built to share risk and reward more...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has made a fortune marketing himself as a truth teller who reveals secrets that the rich and powerful want to keep from the public.
Hawking everything from financial advice to weight-loss solutions, the smooth-...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:22 PM
A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves.
Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question.
They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Q: Will I receive Medicaid if I am receiving monthly income from an annuity and have equity in my house? – No name given
A: To qualify for Medicaid for 2013, the monthly income cap is $2,130. The equity in your home, up to $525,000 in 2013, can...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:47 PM
The end of the college football season occurs this weekend for some teams which means that the first group of athletes eligible for the draft can sign with agents.
Securing new clients is the critical rite of passage for agents. There are many qualified...