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  • Use inheritance to pay off credit card debt, not mortgage

    Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
  • City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point

    City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point
    City officials on Monday will consider issuing $35 million in bonds for the massive Harbor Point development — among the final steps before construction can begin on the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Such bond issues by the city's Board of...
  • Dow rallies to a new high

    Dow rallies to a new high
    NEW YORK — The long-feared tapering of economic stimulus by the Federal Reserve powered the stock market to its latest record high as investors rejoiced at the prospect of stronger growth next year. The Dow Jones industrial average catapulted...
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • 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...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan cuts pensions, payments to creditors

    Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt. Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan includes deep pension cuts

    Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy this year largely hinges on significant cuts to city workers' pensions and retiree health benefits — actions vehemently fought by public employee unions — as well as decreased payments to bondholders,...
  • Supply of new homes for sale remains extremely low

    Supply of new homes for sale remains extremely low
    Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply. Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
  • Bonds aren't the easiest gift to buy

    The federal health care marketplace isn't the only government website that can generate hair-yanking moments. Try buying U.S. savings bonds in the digital domain. The holiday season is a peak period for parents and grandparents to purchase bonds as gifts...
  • Investing: What now for bond investors?

    Between taper talk, a government shutdown and the doggone debt ceiling, it's been a topsy-turvy time for bond investors. Most suffered losses when the yield on ten-year Treasury bonds soared from 1.6 percent in May to nearly 3 percent in September, then...
  • Paying for L.A. County's transit future

     Paying for L.A. County's transit future
    The half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008 has already changed the landscape of Los Angeles. The Orange Line busway extension to Chatsworth opened three years ahead of schedule. Construction is underway on two light-rail lines...