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  • Avoid these mistakes on Social Security and selling investments

    Dear Liz: My wife and I, 63 and 62, plan to continue working till at least 65. We will begin collecting Social Security benefits in September. Our combined income is $58,000, we own our home outright, and we have no debt, no children, $84,000 in 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks

     Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks
    Some of the most admired managers in the mutual fund business are ducking away from stocks. It's an unusual move that reflects some squeamishness about soaring stock prices. They are storing as much as a third of their clients' money in cash. In effect,...