Oct 11, 2013 Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Oct 10, 2013 The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.
Oct 14, 2013 When it comes to personal finance, a military-esque dedication to discipline can work well.
Oct 4, 2013 Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
May 6, 2015 For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Oct 4, 2013 On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. Supporters say the move is a cost-cutting measure as well.
Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
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.