| May 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
More than 130,000 have already created an online account in the first week since the Social Security Administration opened a site for people to find out how much their estimated Social Security benefits will be once they retire.
Social Security officials...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Want to wisely spend, save and invest?
Two free programs are offering money management classes Saturday, with certified financial planners holding one in Hollywood and a credit union sponsoring another in Plantation.
In Hollywood, the financial planners...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:30 PM
At a time when pension payments are straining government budgets nationwide, forcing layoffs of teachers, police and other municipal workers, investigators arrest nearly a dozen people in connection with what prosecutors call a pension scam that has...
| May 17, 2012
As many adults scramble to salvage their retirement income, imagine what it could be like for your kids, if you don't start planning now.
Retirement expert Rick Rodgers offers easy and affordable ways to prepare for their children's retirement.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:31 PM
A reader in Tuesday's online chat wondered: Should we pay our property taxes in 2011 or wait until 2012?
Certified financial planner Harold Evensky promptly answered back: "You should pay now."
He gave two reasons:
The first is that "the earlier you...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:07 AM
The end of the year is the traditional time for making gifts. For 2011, you may give up to $13,000 to a person without incurring any federal gift tax liability (the $13,000 annual limit applies to each donee). If you are married, you...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:40 AM
The 50-something former college dropout who returned to campus to finish his degree — and play football. The health nut grandmother who spends her time writing and performing rock 'n roll. The nursing coordinator and schoolteacher couple who...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Most Floridians are like those polled in a new survey: They want to cut their debt this year, according to Greg Jensen, a Sunrise-based managing partner of New York Life Insurance CO. that commissioned the poll.
The New York Life Kitchen Table Pulse...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:11 PM
The Glendale Latino Assn. announced its Woman of the Year, Man of the Year and Organization of the Year for 2012.
The following members will be presented with a Community Award on Feb. 23 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
Denise Miller, Woman of...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:07 PM
Multiple area locations
It has now been more than two years since JP Morgan Chase banks arrived on the West Coast, opening a majority of its branches (and jobs in Southern California. Offering a wide range of services to its...
| Apr 20, 2008
Dear Liz: I'm self-employed and have a Simplified Employee Pension account. Every year I borrow from an equity line to contribute the maximum to this account. My wife questions whether we are ahead by doing this. I say yes because we obviously save on the...
| Dec 16, 2007
With home equity tapped out amid the housing slowdown, cash-strapped Americans may turn next to their retirement plans.
Such a strategy is almost always one of the biggest taboos in retirement planning, but if you must do it, there are right and wrong...