Liz Weston, Los Angeles Times

Liz Weston

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Liz:

After divorce, how to remove your ex from credit cards

Divorce means splitting up the credit cards you shared. Here's how to go about it. → Read More

Liz Weston: Dealing with death? There’s an app for that

Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman had trouble getting venture capitalists to invest in their end-of-life planning app Lantern → Read More

How to tweak your tech settings to help protect your privacy

We can take a few steps to reclaim small but significant chunks of privacy. → Read More

Liz Weston: Dealing with death? There’s an app for that [Column]

Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman had trouble getting venture capitalists to invest in their end-of-life planning app Lantern. Potential business partners were skeptic… → Read More

Estate planning: How trusts differ from remainder trusts

Estate planning is tricky because circumstances change. Get advice before setting up something irrevocable, such as a charitable remainder trust. → Read More

Protect your privacy from data collectors by changing a few settings

Here's a quick guide on how to set limits on location tracking and limit other data mining by changing a few settings in your phone and social media sites. → Read More

How to reduce capital gains taxes on a home sale

Homeowners of any age can exclude up to $250,000 each in capital gains on the sale of their primary residence, under certain conditions. → Read More

Liz Weston: Tweak your tech settings to protect your privacy

So much of our sensitive personal data is being tracked and sold that trying to protect our privacy can seem like a pointless exercise.We can disable the l → Read More

Liz Weston: Tweak your tech settings to protect your privacy [Column]

So much of our sensitive personal data is being tracked and sold that trying to protect our privacy can seem like a pointless exercise. → Read More

Liz Weston: Find out and fix what big data says about you

I thought I knew all about the information that consumer reporting agencies were collecting on me. Then I discovered The Work Number — a database tha → Read More

How to minimize taxes after you retire

Options include delaying Social Security in favor of 401(k) distributions. But the key: Consult a financial planner and a tax pro before retiring. → Read More

Dozens of companies are tracking you—learn what they say about you and how to fix it

There are multiple agencies collecting your data—everything from salary to medical information—and errors in these databases could cost you a job or a home. → Read More

LIZ WESTON: Find out and fix what big data says about you [Column]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau maintains a list of consumer reporting agencies that’s currently 38 pages long. → Read More

When a full-service broker doesn't want your business anymore

A discount brokerage or a robo-advisory service could save you a lot of money. → Read More

Liz Weston: Small home fixes can have a big impact on safety

If it ain’t broke, maybe you should fix it anyway.That’s the message consumer advocates and insurance experts want you to hear about your home → Read More

Rules have changed on inherited IRAs. What you need to know

The Secure Act dramatically limited “stretch IRAs,” which allowed people to draw down an inherited IRA over their lifetimes. → Read More

Three things to take care of when you retire—your future self will thank you for it

Doing these three big tasks soon after you retire can go a long way toward helping your money and your health go the distance. → Read More

Figuring the capital gains tax bite so the IRS won't zap you

The IRS might penalize you if you haven't paid enough tax, even if you didn't know what your total capital gains or losses were until year's end. → Read More

Liz Weston: 3 tasks for new retirees that will pay off later

After a working lifetime of alarm clocks and meetings, you might be looking forward to a lot more unstructured time once you retire. But taking care of one → Read More

How to avoid tax hassles and delays after you file

The IRS is so understaffed and overwhelmed that even a tiny mistake could delay your refund for months. → Read More