Stacey Vanek Smith
Oct 10, 2013 Does living on a dead-end street lower a home's value? What if your home has a pool? Test your knowledge of home values by taking our quiz!
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...
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.
Sep 27, 2013 The housing market is showing positive signs with prices climbing back up. But is now the time to buy?
Sep 20, 2013 What do you think of when you hear the phrase -- The American Dream? Explore our special site for resources and stories from our series.
Sep 20, 2013 Is gifting a retirement account a good idea? Not always, says CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, who answers listeners questions about retirement this week.
Sep 18, 2013 Social security numbers are open to hacking if not properly protected.
Sep 17, 2013 A social scientist at the University of Chicago shows that the only investment advice you need to know can all fit in the palm of your hand.