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  • 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,...
  • Former Hoover coach remembers crash victim Roger Rodas

    Former Hoover coach remembers crash victim Roger Rodas
    After initial reports of the death of actor Paul Walker and his friend, race-car driver Roger Rodas, emerged earlier this week, Crescenta Valley High assistant football coach Dennis Hughes recalled he had once coached Rodas. “When this happened,...
  • Men's Wearhouse may now review potential merger with Jos. A. Bank

    Men's Wearhouse may now review potential merger with Jos. A. Bank
    Jos. A Bank Clothier's bid for Men's Wearhouse gained new life Tuesday. Under pressure from its largest shareholder, Men's Wearhouse may reconsider a bid to merge with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. Houston-based Men's Wearhouse is asking its financial...
  • Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases

    Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases
    Fewer Americans are blowing their 401(k) savings on cars, clothes and other frivolities when they change jobs. Only 7.5% of U.S. workers last year cashed out their retirement money to spend on purchases when they left a job, according to data released...
  • How to begin owning stock

    Dear Liz: I currently have a 401(k) and an IRA, but want something more. A longtime CPA, who is very close to our family, recommended that I buy some stocks, but I'm unsure how to go about this. Answer: When you're investing, it's important to be...
  • Medicaid's rules on income, assets

    Medicaid's rules on income, assets
    Q: Will I receive Medicaid if I am receiving monthly income from an annuity and have equity in my house? – No name given A: To qualify for Medicaid for 2013, the monthly income cap is $2,130. The equity in your home, up to $525,000 in 2013, can...
  • Fear fades as stocks rally

     Fear fades as stocks rally
    NEW YORK — Month after month, Stan Wright watched impatiently as the stock market climbed higher while his money sat on the sidelines earning next to nothing. Like many Americans, Wright, 51, yanked his savings out stocks during the 2008 financial...
  • 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...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...