May 24, 2013 Finding a financial planner is a tricky business. Here are some of the key questions to ask.
Jan 11, 2013 We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Jan 10, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is rolling out new rules for mortgage lending. Some bank analysts say that counter-intuitively the stricter rules could actually loosen mortgage lending.
Jan 9, 2013 As 2013 kicks off, one of the biggest changes to the landscape of consumer finance is taking place in the housing market.
Jan 4, 2013 Jumbo mortgages, too large to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, were hard to come by after the financial crisis. But in expensive real-estate markets like San Francisco, they're coming back.
Jan 4, 2013 How can I get my aging parents to talk openly about their financial situation? Is it a smart move to retire overseas? Are there any downsides to credit cards that help pay down my student loan debt? LA Times consumer columnist answers listeners' letters.
Jan 3, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Dec 28, 2012 There are countless resources for those of us who want to be better money managers. But comedian and commentator Tim Bedore says the pawn shop is also a good place to go to learn some important lessons about personal finance.
Dec 28, 2012 Can you monitor your credit report frequently without it damaging your credit score? Does removing a secondary user from a credit card affect your credit rating? Personal finance guru Liz Weston answers listeners' questions about money.