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  • Investing: choosing an online investment adviser

    Getting good investment advice doesn't require millions in the bank anymore. These days, an army of online advisers will offer low-cost solutions to the age-old question: How do I invest my money? The three firms below not only provide advice, but they...
  • Family finances: save on your health insurance

    Whether you have insurance through your employer or buy a policy on your own, you're probably paying more out of pocket than you did in the past. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 38 percent of covered employees now have a deductible of $1,000 or...
  • L.A. Times updates newsroom ethics guidelines

    L.A. Times updates newsroom ethics guidelines
    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. LOS ANGELES TIMES...
  • Women Insurers: Demand Respect, Break Barriers

    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...
  • Navigating student aid forms

    Navigating student aid forms
    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...
  • Stretched car loans gain traction with buyers

    Scott Greenberg could have handled a bigger car payment. But with a baby on the way and the dealership offering a rock-bottom interest rate, Greenberg stretched the loan to 72 months — about as long as the average American keeps a new car. At 2....
  • Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation

    Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation
    TALLAHASSEE -- It may not be enough to know economics or physics anymore. Lawmakers want to make it mandatory for high-schoolers to take a financial literacy course teaching them how to manage money and protect their credit scores. Sen. Dorothy Hukill,...
  • Expert: Avoid high-cost mutual fund investments

    Expert: Avoid high-cost  mutual fund investments
    Retirees should reconsider their investments in mutual funds and consider other cheaper alternatives, an expert says. Miller advised retirees to go for investments that don't charge as much as the average 1.43 percent annual expense fee of stock...
  • Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances

    Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances
    Floridians are feeling more pessimistic about their personal finances, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Their view on whether their current finances are better than a year ago fell five points in February to 61, while...
  • Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

    Year-end tax planning important for upper income households
    A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era. Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...