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  • 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,...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...
  • Facing the real world in Brentwood — on a budget

    Facing the real world in Brentwood — 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...
  • State-Run Retirement Plan Rightfully Shelved

    Far too many workers don't save for retirement. Democratic lawmakers want to fix that, to their credit. But their proposed fix needs more work and a much better sales job. A Senate bill entitled "An Act Promoting Retirement Savings" would have...
  • Investing: when to sell a stock

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Knowing when to cut ties to a stock can be tough, especially in a bull market. One common piece of advice is to sell when the reason you invested in a company is no longer valid. Beyond that, the sell decision depends, in...
  • Family finances: Taxes could eat into your summer vacation

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
  • Time for underwater real estate investors to cut losses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have an interest-only loan with one bank and a second mortgage with another. The interest-only loan will change at the beginning of July to require me to make principal and interest payments. The loans total...
  • Living on a retirement budget before retirement

    When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked. "I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...