May 14, 2012 Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
May 10, 2012 Credit card companies already get a piece of the transaction when consumers use PayPal or Bango to make payments with mobile technology. But can they really compete in the new world of mobile payment?
May 9, 2012 The cars are expected to drive better than people, with fewer distractions.
May 8, 2012 British authorities are checking their level of preparedness for the Summer Olympics in London in July. Some Brits say they aren’t ready.
May 7, 2012 A new report says millions of us are making life easier for thieves and snoops.
May 3, 2012 MasterCard reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly profit after the biggest jump in card swipes -- to 7.7 billion -- since the company went public in 2006.
Apr 25, 2012 A former national security official who served in three White Houses explains why the U.S. needs to begin regulating the cyber industry to protect its citizens from theft, or worse.
Apr 24, 2012 My friend is 24 and a young mother. She has never had a credit card and she wants to build her credit. Her income is somewhat limited at the moment because she has a new baby and only works part-time, but she wants to be able to pay for small daily expenses with a card that she can pay off in full every month. She is not seeking a large credit line. Even $100 would be sufficient. Can you provide some advice on what kind of card and where to start for someone looking to build good credit? Should she try prepaid credit cards? Any advice would be most sincerely appreciated. Esmeralda, Marlborough, MA
Apr 17, 2012 The battle over a new bill heats up. Plus, what are the hippest music cities in the world? You'll never guess.