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  • Money-Smart Kids: Teen's use of plastic is not priceless

    Stories about outrageous teen spending are popular in the media. And when a media outlet publishes such a story, I often get a request from some other media outlet to comment on just how outrageous it is. One recent example was a piece in the New York...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Risks of keeping entire nest egg at one brokerage

    Dear Liz: I recently retired at 56 and am receiving a pension. My wife is set to retire next year at 56 and will also receive a pension. I chose to leave my 401(k) in my employer's plan but am planning to consolidate it with my wife's 457 and four 403(b)...
  • Time for trucker to focus on his family's needs

    Time for trucker to focus on his family's needs
    Like many workers, Julio Cervantes has a job but isn't an employee. Cervantes, 46, drives a semi-truck around Southern California, picking up cargo at the local ports and delivering it to warehouses and rail yards. Since 2002, he has worked for a...
  • Man stole hundreds of thousands from Century Village retirees, police say

    Like many of the Century Village residents Ariel Luis Hernandez represented, Verna Munden said she was charmed by her smooth-talking financial planner. "I thought he was a nice guy. He never did anything to make me think otherwise," said Munden, 93....
  • Police arrest man driving 'bladder truck' allegedly used for fraudulent gasoline transactions

    Police arrest man driving 'bladder truck' allegedly used for fraudulent gasoline transactions
    A 26-year-old Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday after police found him driving a “bladder truck,” or a pick-up truck they said was used to fraudulently purchase gasoline with reencoded credit cards. Police stopped the man, identified as...
  • Crime Report: Identity thief opens five credit cards in victim's name

    La CaƱada Flintridge Jan. 13 Residential burglary, 1300 block of Flanders Road. A resident said he left his home at 11:40 a.m., locked and secured. When he returned home at 4 p.m., he entered the property through a side gate and noticed that the...
  • Passenger complaints cite dirty taxis, surly drivers

    Passenger complaints cite dirty taxis, surly drivers
    Not all taxi rides are this bad. But Brian and Brittany Glynn's experience in Fort Lauderdale exposed the worst side of an industry that's suffering an image crisis. The Kansas couple hopped in a Globe Taxi cab at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International...
  • Moody's downgrades Atlantic City after Christie move

    PHILADELPHIA Following Gov. Chris Christie's appointment of an emergency manager to straighten out Atlantic City, N.J.'s finances, Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded the city's debt to a level that warns investors of a high risk of default....
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
    With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
  • What happens when credit reporting firms think you're dead?

    What happens when credit reporting firms think you're dead?
    George Sledge isn't dead. We know this because he filed a lawsuit recently in Los Angeles that declares: Plaintiff has been marked by defendants as "deceased" on his credit reports since at least April 2014. Plaintiff is not deceased. This sort of...
  • In Lawrence visit, Obama focuses on working families and child care

    LAWRENCE, Kan. President Barack Obama's plans for expanded child care tax credits and other middle-class benefits warmed a big crowd in Lawrence on Thursday, even as they continued to face a chilly reception from Republicans in Washington. "Middle-...