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The mobile Internet economy

May 31, 2012
The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
Posted In: Internet, smartphones, digital, Personal Finance, borrow, health care, pets

How military spouses hold down the home front

May 25, 2012
Military families have some unique financial challenges compared to civilians. But citizens can learn a thing or two from the foresight these families apply to their finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, military, families, spending, Saving, Retirement, will, life insurance

Advice on combining finances for couples

May 17, 2012
I am getting married next year and would love a good book idea about combining finances with a spouse. Nate, Cincinnati, OH
Posted In: Personal Finance, couples and money, money and love

Letters: Creating a paper trail

May 11, 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.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage

My mom, the comeback kid

May 10, 2012
Jen Miller's face -- and her money habits -- mirror her mother's.
Posted In: Personal Finance, parents, mom, mother's day

How should athletes manage their money?

May 4, 2012
A money manager who works with athletes says the basic rules of sound personal finance still apply, even if you're making millions.
Posted In: Personal Finance, athletes, Saving, Investing

Guides for a personal finance novice

Apr 23, 2012
I am 50 years old, and unfortunately, a bit of a financial novice. I have never invested, never budgeted and never really had my money work for me. I am a professional, in my own private practice and earn close to or more than $100,000 a year. I am looking for some good source(s) that may, by reading or watching videos, make me a more informed steward of my money. Ed, Cardiff, CA
Posted In: Personal Finance, personal finance books

Financial literacy: No time like the present

Apr 20, 2012
Commentator Chris Farrell thinks there's no time like the present to get smart about your finances.
Posted In: financial literacy, Personal Finance, Investing, Saving, planning

Spending your windfall: What to do with found money

Apr 20, 2012
Deciding how to spend inheritance or a sudden windfall isn't as easy as it may seem. CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger helps a listener make some important decisions.
Posted In: letters, jill schlesinger, Personal Finance, Inheritance

How to save for the year of weddings

Apr 6, 2012
Going to a wedding can be fun but going to multiple weddings in one year can get expensive. Marketplace Public Insight producer Angela Kim has been to her share of weddings and discusses her experience.
Posted In: weddings, Personal Finance

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