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  • Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

    Susan Cohen and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the young man, born with Fragile X syndrome. They...
  • Challenges turn baby boomers to entrepreneurship

    Bohnne Jones didn't count on having to fire her husband, Larry. And David Whiting works six days a week at his smoothie franchise, knowing he would have made substantially more had he left his retirement money in the stock market. Despite the...
  • Start with legitimate websites when researching work-from-home jobs

    Dear Liz: Are there legitimate "work from home" Internet job opportunities, or are all those advertisements just scams? Answer: You should be skeptical of advertisements in general and particularly advertisements about an area as scam-filled as work-...
  • 401(k) plans offer more rollover options than most employees realize

    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...
  • 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...
  • More 401(k) owners seek to diversify their portfolio

    As more employers offer customized portfolio advice, 401(k) owners may be asking, "Am I really all that different?" Paralyzed by arguably too many choices (or not enough good choices), 401(k) owners increasingly say they want more than just a lineup of...
  • Reasons to consider a Roth while young

    Saving for retirement when you're young is a prudent financial step. But a new report shows young investors who put those savings into a Roth individual retirement account are making the smartest moves. The study by T. Rowe Price found that a 25-year-...
  • 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...
  • Allstate highly credit score-reliant in writing policies, survey says

    Allstate highly credit score-reliant in writing policies, survey says
    Allstate Corp. appears to rely more on credit scores than other big insurers when quoting premiums for consumers shopping for car insurance, a WalletHub.com survey found. The personal finance website found that there is usually a 65 percent differential...
  • 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...
  • Retirement: health coverage for early retirees

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some eight million people have signed up for health insurance on the...