| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 AM
IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Perhaps you have a permanent life insurance policy you no longer need. Sure, you can cash it out, but if you have altruistic inclinations, you can give the policy to your alma mater or a favorite charity.
Donating life insurance "packs a whole lot more...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Most people think of their 401(k) plan as a monolithic, take-it-or-leave-it proposition, but the truth is that many company plans offer individual options, even for employees that are not planning to leave.
For example, some 401(k) plans may be rolled...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The Los Angeles Times has updated its newsroom ethics guidelines. The guidelines, which apply to all Times journalists as well as freelancers, were last revised in 2011. The guidelines are publicly available at latimes.com/ethics.
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| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
When Joann Eisenhart worked as a professional chemist in her late 20s, a male colleague introduced her to a group of clients by saying, "Not only is she a scientist, but she's pretty, too."
After the meeting, she mustered the courage to talk to the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Dear Liz: I'm having trouble finding information about how to structure my finances to get the maximum financial aid for my kids when they enter college. For example, will contributing to an IRA instead of a taxable investment account matter? Should I...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Earlier this week the Tribune reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office was working with Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) on a new proposed food truck ordinance to replace the one that has been stuck in committee for nearly a year.
Some food truck...
| Jul 25, 2011
My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Florida’s consumer confidence dropped slightly in February, although Floridians reported being more positive than last month about their personal finances, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.
While the overall confidence survey...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:21 AM
A breast cancer diagnosis can impact every aspect of a woman's life. While early detection greatly increases a woman's chance for survival, the immediate aftermath of a diagnosis can be nerve-wracking, especially for women who are self-employed....
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:25 AM
This is the summer of our discontent: Floridians' consumer confidence plummeted to near record lows in August, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the University of Florida. People in the Sunshine State are feeling nearly as glum this month as...