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Features by David Lazarus

Letters: Creating a paper trail

Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage

Is the all-you-can-eat model ever a good idea?

Unlimited data plans, unlimited airline miles, all-you-can eat buffets -- looking at the logic (or lack of) behind companies that launch all-you-can-eat plans.
Posted In: unlimited, all-you-can-eat, AT&T, American Airlines, consumers

Are wholesale clubs worth the membership price?

More than 120 million Americans are members at wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's -- and they're each potentially saving thousands of dollars a year at the register.
Posted In: consumer, Costco, sam's club, wholesale club, supermarket

Preparing for emergencies at the workplace

A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.
Posted In: workplace, workplace safety, natural disasters

Getting Personal: Health care, nursing, and investing

Host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus from the L.A. Times answer your personal finance queries.
Posted In: Getting Personal, david lazarus, Investing, 401(k), nursing, healthcare reform

Americans not getting enough sleep

New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Posted In: sleep, Health

March Madness and American gambling habits

Statistics show that 86 percent of Americans gamble at least once a year. But how often to we really lose out to the house?
Posted In: gambling, casinos, March Madness

Americans and the vacation conundrum

American workers get the least amount of guaranteed paid holiday and vacation time compared to the rest of the world, and many don't even take their allotted time off, thanks to pressure from employers.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation

What to do if you're living next to a foreclosed home

According to one study, the average hit to a home near a foreclosed home is over $7,000 in property value. What you and your neighbors could do if an abandoned property is in the neighborhood.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

How to plan for passing away

It isn't always an easy subject, but what are the best ways to plan ahead for your funeral, and the money you leave behind?
Posted In: death, Inheritance

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