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  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    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...
  • End of life considerations | YourTime Things everyone should do

    End of life considerations <span style=color:#ff0000><b>| YourTime</b></span> Things everyone should do
    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...
  • Nudging a millennial to save for retirement

    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...
  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    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. Unfortunately,...
  • Facing the real world in Brentwood — on a budget

    Facing the real world in Brentwood &#8212; on a budget
    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...
  • Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law

    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...
  • High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers

    High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers
    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...
  • Another complaint about Capital One bafflegab

    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...
  • Kevin Hunt: Pre-Pay Mortgage? Buy New Or Used Car? MyRA or Roth?

    Kevin Hunt: Pre-Pay Mortgage? Buy New Or Used Car? MyRA or Roth?
    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...
  • Financial pointers for the 99%

    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...
  • Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases

    Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases
    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...