| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:53 PM
THERE OUGHT TO BE A MANUAL FOR THIS STUFF
While having brunch with a friend whose husband is dying, she said “There ought to be a manual for this stuff”. She was talking about all the things that fall on your shoulders when you are the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I am in a new relationship with a great woman. I've talked a little bit about money and retirement with her (she's 30). I am trying to let her know that it would be wise to contribute at least enough to her company's retirement program to get...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:51 PM
In our last dispatch, our younger daughter was moving to an apartment in Brentwood, of all places, that verdant playground of Land Rovers and balding studio execs.
"I signed a lease, Daddy," she said.
The Louisiana Purchase never generated this...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded protections for whistle blowers covered by an anti-fraud law passed following the collapse of energy giant Enron, ruling outside accountants, auditors and lawyers cannot be fired or punished for exposing...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Outside accountants and lawyers who reveal fraud and wrongdoing at publicly traded companies are protected as whistle-blowers just as employees are, the Supreme Court ruled, expanding the reach of an anti-fraud law passed in the wake of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Maybe Capital One should take a course in remedial English. The credit card issuer seems to be having a tough time communicating relatively simple ideas.
Betty Rome, for example, would be thousands of dollars wealthier now had Cap One expressed itself...
| Feb 22, 2014
We know where the time has gone, so stop asking. Where has the money gone?
Let's try to minimize regret, and maximize assets, in 2014 with some basic guidance from Don Taylor, a financial columnist for Bankrate.com who is also a financial planner with a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Liz Davidson told friends 15 years ago that she was quitting her job running a hedge fund, they thought she was misguided.
Then Davidson revealed her new career plan, and they thought she was really nuts.
She launched a company that gives...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Americans flash plastic for the craziest things -- to ink up their bodies, get out of jail, or even watch X-rated movies.
Nearly six in 10 people admitted to making what they considered to be a crazy purchase with their credit cards, according to survey...