| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough.
As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I find the wallet-sized currency conversion table from CoinMill.com very useful. I print the page (just Page 1 of six), cut out the table and keep it in my wallet while I'm traveling.
Conversion table, http://www.coinmill.com
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: My mother passed away unexpectedly in late 2008. She had a mortgage, and the house was under her name only. She didn't leave a will. My family is still paying the loan, and the company does not know my mother passed away. We don't have a lot...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Is the fact that you are a business accepting payment in a crypto-currency of uncertain origin, with a highly volatile exchange rate, something to brag about?
Dish Network seems to think so, and it's in league with its first -- and, at this point, only...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Mondelez International Inc. now expects its 2014 sales to grow at a slower rate than the global snack industry, as the company holds firm on raising prices, even though some rivals have not followed its lead and the higher prices have lead to weaker sales...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: How do I tip the people who take me by wheelchair for airline departures? Does the amount differ if it's a tiny, easy airport like Long Beach; medium to normal like SFO; or long, complicated and very hard like Dulles? I'd appreciate advice....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela — The appliance salesman nervously eyed the chaotic scene outside his door.
An unruly line of shoving and jostling shoppers was waiting to enter the store in a Caracas shopping district, where prices had been cut in half —...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The United States could create 5.8 million jobs if it moved to end global currency manipulation, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
The group, a Washington think tank supported by organized labor, said that manipulation of...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:42 PM
As a frequent traveler to Mexico, I'm often asked about the safety issues due to the amount of violence and dramatic imagery shown in U.S. news.
The truth is that anywhere you travel, anything can happen. But being educated about where the risks lie in...