Shereen Marisol Meraji
Dec 11, 2012 The history of the tax deduction for charitable giving and why charities are worried it could change.
Dec 7, 2012 L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus tackles trip insurance, low income housing, first-time salary negotiations and why on earth someone would still choose to still pay bills by check (we're looking at you, Tony Cox!).
Nov 30, 2012 Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joins us to share his thoughts on the ongoing negotiations to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'
Nov 26, 2012 Several prominent Republicans are backing away from a pledge made to the anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, which could make 'fiscal cliff' negotiations easier.
Nov 23, 2012 Is it worth holding off on a wedding until you and your fiancee get out of debt? Do you need a will if your spouse is your only family member? CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger dispenses advice and tackles questions on finding the best contractor and getting a health savings account.
Nov 19, 2012 It took a natural disaster and a financial panic to get income taxes written into the U.S. Constitution. That was 1907. And even those who like public programs are still struggling to defend taxes.
Nov 16, 2012 California's debt is shrinking, for now, thanks to voters who approved a tax hike and a growing economy.
Nov 16, 2012 Without a fiscal cliff solution, capital gains taxes will increase by two-thirds in 2013. How are investors gearing up for the possible increase?
Nov 15, 2012 When it comes to the fiscal cliff, Americans do not give Republicans or Democrats a mandate on the issue.