Oct 18, 2013 Answering listener questions about personal finance.
Oct 17, 2013 There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Oct 10, 2013 The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.
Oct 14, 2013 When it comes to personal finance, a military-esque dedication to discipline can work well.
Oct 4, 2013 Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
Oct 4, 2013 For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Oct 4, 2013 On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. Supporters say the move is a cost-cutting measure as well.
Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Sep 27, 2013 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.