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  • 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-...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    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...
  • You can donate life insurance to a charity or college

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...