David Lazarus

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Local Money: Why all of our roads are so bad

Jan 15, 2016
A run-down on why America has a big infrastructure problem.
A crumbled road surface sits along Woodward Avenue where the new commuter light rail with be constructed December 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
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'Life-changing magic' of uncluttering your finances

Aug 7, 2015
Marie Kondo's philosophy on cleaning your house can work for your checkbook, too.

Finding the fairest minimum wage

Aug 7, 2015
That sweet spot varies from state to state, city to city.

Minorities have a harder time networking

Mar 7, 2014
In a world where networking can make a career, race plays a big role.

A quick finance guide for millennials

Feb 21, 2014
Student debt affects other aspects of young people’s lives like buying a home, what do you do?

Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Feb 7, 2014
Why moving to cash instead of credit has its own set of problems.

Black buying power hits $1.1 trillion. What does it mean?

Feb 7, 2014
If we were talking about countries, that would be the 16th biggest economy in the world, but it's not a country, it's the combined buying power of a group of people who are part of this country: African-Americans.

So you don't understand that medical bill fee...

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.

Dissatisfied customer? Assert your consumer rights

Jun 21, 2013
What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.

Preparing for emergencies at the workplace

Apr 13, 2012
A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.

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