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Features by David Lazarus

The tip jar gets a digital makeover

Technology is making us better tippers but not without an extra dose of awkwardness.
Posted In: tipping, gratuity, tips
San Francisco housing

The resurgence of HELOCs

Home equity lines of credit were popular before the recession, and now they're making a comeback.
Posted In: home financing

Who's at fault for credit fraud: Company or consumer?

David Lazarus tells us a story of one woman's unidentifiable credit card charges.
Posted In: Credit card, credit card fraud, consumer finance

The triple tax break of a Health Savings Account

HSAs make that high-deductible insurance plan go down a little smoother.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, Health

Should you DIY or hire a financial adviser?

How to figure out if you should fly solo or hire a professional financial adviser.
Posted In: financial advisor

Minorities have a harder time networking

In a world where networking can make a career, race plays a big role.
Posted In: sxsw, networking

A quick finance guide for millennials

Student debt affects other aspects of young people’s lives like buying a home, what do you do?
Posted In: millennial, student loan, advice, Personal Finance

Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Why moving to cash instead of credit has its own set of problems.
Posted In: cash, Credit Cards, Target

Black buying power hits $1.1 trillion. What does it mean?

If we were talking about countries, that would be the 16th biggest economy in the world, but it's not a country, it's the combined buying power of a group of people who are part of this country: African-Americans.
Posted In: African-Americans, minority

So you don't understand that medical bill fee...

L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus answers listener questions about health care cost-shifting, whether account monitoring services are worth their costs, and what to do when you don't trust the bank you've got a home loan through.
Posted In: Personal Finance

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