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  • 3 things to avoid when cutting health costs

    3 things to avoid when cutting health costs
    Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money. Avoid the following...
  • Sign up for health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts for savings

    Employers are beginning to send out information to employees about signing up for 2010 health insurance. Last week, we offered some strategies for maximizing coverage and possibly reducing costs. This week, we have a few more ideas to share. Most...
  • Don't fail College Saving 101

    Don't fail College Saving 101
    OK, so the damage has been done to your college fund. Now what? Tough times are certainly good times to review strategies for your beaten-down 529 account, the Coverdell education savings account, or the stock portfolio that a year ago appeared to have...
  • I know you're not a marriage counselor, but...

    My husband and I are constantly at odds over how we spend and save our money. There always seems to be a difference of opinion. I wanted to participate in the 401(k) plan at work, but Tom says we are already saving too much. I am not secure about the...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of Oct. 5. * Investment policy online City Treasurer Laura Parisi announced that a draft of the proposed investment policy for 2011 was posted on the city's website in the Treasurer's...
  • GOP obliges Leece to vote 'no'

    COSTA MESA — Promising political consequences, the Republican Party of Orange County has warned Councilwoman Wendy Leece to vote along party lines Tuesday when the city employee contracts go before the council, she has stated. Costa Mesa council...
  • 10 tips for health insurance open enrollment

    10 tips for health insurance open enrollment
    Wedged in between Halloween and Thanksgiving is health insurance open enrollment season for many employees. That means it's time to review health benefits and pick what plan to enroll in for next year. This year, things are a little different in light of...
  • Practical Matters: How to select a health savings account

    Pay for most prescription drugs, physician visits and medical equipment out of one's own pocket but have enormous medical expenses — say after an accident or surgery — covered by an insurance company. To many Americans, that seems like a...
  • Falling T-bond yields leave Wall St. guessing about the message

     
    Continued strong investor demand for long-term Treasury securities pushed benchmark yields down on Monday to their lowest levels since spring. That may help put more downward pressure on mortgage rates, which tend to take their cues from Treasuries. The...
  • Tech stocks score big gains to lead the market in '09

     
    In Wall Street’s horse race among stock sectors this year it won’t be a photo finish: Big-name technology shares are way out front and still gaining ground. Among the 10 major industry sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index,......
  • More Health Costs Would Shift to Individuals

    WASHINGTON — President Bush, in his new budget, wants to pare back many of the government safety nets that cushion the effect of illness and old age for millions of Americans, replacing them with arrangements the White House says assure greater...