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.
Heidi N. Moore
May 11, 2012 New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses why JPMorgan's $2 billion blunder is affecting markets worldwide and how big a $2 billion loss really is.
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?
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 10, 2012 How significant is this green light from the Federal Reserve and should U.S. banks worry?
May 10, 2012 On what were essentially bad and risky bets made by the bank. Still, CEO Jamie Dimon tried to play down the situation in today's conference call.
Apr 27, 2012 They are already in North Dakota and Chicago. Now there's a move to get more state and local governments to use them instead of big private banks.
Apr 26, 2012 Seventeen banks have failed so far this year, but their customers can rest easy -- thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Heidi N. Moore
Apr 25, 2012 The Troubled Asset Relief Program’s inspector general says bailout funds helped community banks, but many are struggling to raise fresh capital.
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 19, 2012 A peek inside annual meetings for the big banks, where small shareholders get to talk directly to executives.