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Letters: Help! I need to find a financial planner

Jan 11, 2013
Where can I find a financial planner for my wealth bracket? Will someone alert me when it's time to take my mandatory 401(k) withdrawals? Financial expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' letters.

Letters: My parents won't talk about money with me

Jan 4, 2013
How can I get my aging parents to talk openly about their financial situation? Is it a smart move to retire overseas? Are there any downsides to credit cards that help pay down my student loan debt? LA Times consumer columnist answers listeners' letters.

Online privacy in 2013 and trading old school correspondence on Lettrs.com

Dec 28, 2012
Gizmodo's managing editor Brian Barrett talks his tech predictions for 2013, and Lettrs.com offers a new way to trade old school correspondence online.

Letters: Does checking your credit score affect your credit score?

Dec 28, 2012
Can you monitor your credit report frequently without it damaging your credit score? Does removing a secondary user from a credit card affect your credit rating? Personal finance guru Liz Weston answers listeners' questions about money.

Letters: Relocating for love and taxes

Dec 14, 2012
Can moving expenses be written off of your taxes if you relocated to be closer to your mate? How should you report a large gift to a non-dependent? Financial expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions related to end-of-year filing.

Letters: It's my first time negotiating a salary!

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!).

Letters: Should you marry your partner's debt?

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.

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Background checks and fishing expeditions

Aug 3, 2012
Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.

Are you for or against air conditioning?

Aug 3, 2012
Listeners told us their passionate opinions on air conditioning.
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Letters: An estate planning primer

Jul 13, 2012
This week's letter segments tackles questions for the senior set.