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Features by David Lazarus

Getting Personal: Underwater - should you swim away?

L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus joins Tess to answer questions about debt mediation services and how to cope with the bank when your home is underwater.
Posted In: identity theft, debt, mortgage solicitation, underwater mortgage

When the holiday season means more waste

During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. Here are some tips on how to try and keep the waste low.
Posted In: green, holiday, holiday shopping

The battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans are trying to block the appointment of Richard Cordray as director of the CFPB in preference of a commission; Democrats say it's a fight against consumer protection.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray

Getting Personal: Social Security checks, choosing how to save

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for The Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.
Posted In: Wall Street, Retirement, Credit card, Jobs

Mom's got money troubles

Tess and I had our usual fun on the program this weekend, and hopefully dispensed some halfway-decent advice. But I'm still troubled by the...
Posted In: budget, credit card debt, mom

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