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  • Investing: energy stocks that pay 4 percent and up

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because the U.S. energy market is rapidly expanding, thanks in large part to the shale boom, the master limited partnership market offers plenty of choices. True, some old-time darlings are running aground because their pipes...
  • Spending: texting Dick Tracy

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...
  • Buying an index fund? Is a mutual fund or ETF best for you

    People interested in investing in index stock funds have two ways to do it: mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For some investors, mutual funds will be more advantageous; for others, ETF will be. I'll discuss the similarities and differences...
  • Spending: avoid showroom showdowns

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you hate confrontation when buying a new car, you're a prime candidate for a car-buying service. Two of the biggest names in car research, Edmunds.com and TrueCar, offer free buying services. Note, though, that their...
  • Retirement: My employer now offers a Roth 401(k). Should I invest in it?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance In a word, yes. Or at least consider investing a portion of your 401(k) contribution in the Roth. Contributions to a Roth 401(k) won't reduce your tax bill now. But as with Roth IRAs, withdrawals from Roth 401(k)s are tax --...
  • Investing: best bets in European stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Five years after the financial crisis swept across the world, the recovery in Europe, though modest, is real. We think these European stocks should benefit from the blossoming recovery. Symbols and share prices are for...
  • 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....
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Investing: when to sell a fund

    Knowing when to unload a fund is tricky. In fact, choosing a fund to buy is probably an easier process. But just as you should have a checklist for buying, a checklist for selling can help, too. Here are five factors to consider. A key manager leaves. If...
  • Retirement: Don't pass up free money for retirement

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Starting a first job? Even modest contributions to a savings plan now could mean the difference between retiring comfortably and never being able to retire at all. The good news is that most big companies, and many small...
  • No way to avoid tax hit liquidating SEP IRA

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter purchased a little house for me to live in when I retire. I'm hopefully going to retire within the next 24 months. The house is owner financed at 5 percent with balance of $35,000 due in July. I want to...