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Features by David Lazarus

I don't want to invest in oil and tobacco companies: Advice

Can you be a socially responsible investor and still get good returns on your investments? When do you know it's time to file for bankruptcy? If your retirement account provider starts charging little fees, is it time to shop around? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus helps listeners with these personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance, socially reponsible investing

Letters: It's my first time negotiating a salary!

L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus tackles trip insurance, low income housing, first-time salary negotiations and why on earth someone would still choose to still pay bills by check (we're looking at you, Tony Cox!).
Posted In: letters

How to reduce the price of college

The cost of college continues to soar higher and higher. An education expert posits that costs can go down if the public sector pulls out of higher education.
Posted In: college, Tuition, financial aid, federal aid

Heading towards fiscal health

David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

Nanny state or helpful hand?

Figuring out where personal responsibility ends and government intervention begins when it comes to eating habits.
Posted In: Health, junk food ban

Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vouchers

Background checks and fishing expeditions

Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.
Posted In: class action lawsuits, letters, background check, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Rebuttal: Obesity is not a choice

LA Times columnist David Lazarus argues that government should intervene to curb obesity, because citizens cannot protect themselves from the deluge of advertising from the food and beverage industry.
Posted In: Commentary, consumer freedom, obesity, david lazarus

Letters: Refinancing an underwater condo

Host Tess Vigeland is joined by Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and the L.A. Times' David Lazarus to discuss reader concerns and talk to listeners.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, letters, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

What to do with your kids this summer

With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, we've reached the unofficial start of summer -- which means a lot of kids are going to have a lot of free time on their hands. So what's the best use of that time?
Posted In: summer vacation, kids

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