Features by David Lazarus
Posted In: summer vacation, kids
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: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage
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: unlimited, all-you-can-eat, AT&T, American Airlines, consumers
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: consumer, Costco, sam's club, wholesale club, supermarket
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: workplace, workplace safety, natural disasters
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: Getting Personal, david lazarus, Investing, 401(k), nursing, healthcare reform
Host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus from the L.A. Times answer your personal finance queries.
Posted In: sleep, Health
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: gambling, casinos, March Madness
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: vacation days, vacation
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: Housing, foreclosure
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.