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 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.
Sep 17, 2013 Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
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Sep 9, 2013 "The Golden Girls" didn't just make us laugh; they also taught us a lot about personal finance.
Sep 6, 2013 Traditional wisdom says you should pay off your mortgage before you retire, but sometimes that's not the best choice.
Aug 23, 2013 What resources are available for first-time home buyers? Is there a way to time the market right to take advantage of low mortgage rates? How can you know if you earn enough income to qualify for a refi? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions about home ownership. Plus, learn about 10 home buying mistakes you should avoid.