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Personal Finance

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  • Why your 401(k) isn't likely to offer a 'longevity annuity'

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longevity risk - that is, the risk of outliving your retirement savings - is among retirees' biggest worries these days. The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus...
  • International stock funds should be 20-40 percent of portfolio

    Readers frequently ask whether they should invest in international stocks and, if so, what percentage of their portfolios to apportion to these issues. I am a firm believer in diversified portfolios, primarily via index funds, and an important component...
  • Getting Started: Young Americans average on personal finance knowledge

    When it comes to personal finance, a new survey shows high school students in the U.S. may not have the knowledge they need to manage money. The survey was part of the Programme for International Student Assessment, a test conducted every three years...
  • The Journey: Trust in the trust to keep your estate out of probate

    Q: I have a will designating my wife as beneficiary, or her two adult children should she predecease me. I want this protected from a challenge by my sister. How do I set my will up so she has no success with such an attempt? My sister and I have...
  • Virtus Reports Second-Quarter Growth In Earnings, Revenues; Sales Down

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc. on Monday reported growth in second-quarter earnings and revenues, though sales were lower than in 2013. Net income attributable to shareholders was $19.5 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared with $15.4 million,...
  • Family finances: weigh the price of staying home

    After decades of decline, the number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise. Visit a park on a weekday morning and you'll see that dads, too, are swapping desk chairs for high chairs. Some parents are at home for lack of a job. Those there by choice say...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Ask Kim: Can I max out my health savings account this year?

    I started a new job in April that offers a high-deductible health insurance policy with a health savings account. Am I able to contribute the full amount for family coverage to the HSA for 2014, or do I need to prorate the contribution for the months that...
  • 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...
  • Borrowing from 401(k) to pay mortgage has its risks

    Q: I read something a year ago about the possibility of paying off your mortgage with funds from a 401(k) plan without paying any penalty. Is that something that could happen? — M.R. A: Doubtful, said Rick Meigs, president of 401khelpcenter.com....
  • Los Angeles Times Ethics Guidelines

    June 2014 INTRODUCTION The goal of the Los Angeles Times is to publish news and information of the highest quality. This requires The Times, across its entire portfolio of editorial products, to be, above all else, a principled news organization....