Liz Weston, The Reporter

Liz Weston

The Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Liz:

LIZ WESTON: Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023 [Column]

By now, you’re probably familiar with the more obvious ways inflation affects your finances. Your money doesn’t go as far at the grocery store, for example. But other ways inflation helps or hurts have gotten less attention. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are some of the major changes to watch for this year. → Read More

Why you need to pay attention to your credit utilization

Credit bureaus pay attention to your credit utilization, or how much of your combined credit card limits you’re using. Here's how to manage it. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

Sneaky ways inflation affects your money in 2023

Here are a few of the less well-known changes this year — some that could hurt your wallet, and others that could help. → Read More

How a Roth IRA rollover can cause unforeseen problems

Rolling over money from a defined contribution plan to a Roth IRA could cause tax and other problems for this young saver. → Read More

Do you need a career break? Here’s how to plan for one and make the most of it.

Whether a break is aspirational—giving you time to travel or get a degree—or it just happens from illness or other life events, learn how to make the most of it → Read More

LIZ WESTON: How to complain and get results [Column]

If you feel you have more to complain about these days, you may be right. The products we use are increasingly complex, which often means they have more ways to malfunction. → Read More

How to improve credit card security

Dear Liz: Can you please explain why a personal identification number is not required when one uses a credit card? → Read More

4 ways to get a tax break from your charitable giving

Most Americans no longer get tax breaks for charitable contributions, but that's no reason to stop giving. Use this time to plan future donations. → Read More

Liz Weston: How to complain about products and get results

The products we use are increasingly complex, which often means they have more ways to malfunction. Companies are still struggling to hire and retain workers, so the customer service representatives who are supposed to help you may not know how. If you want to improve your odds of getting results, and lower your blood pressure, consider the following tips for complaining effectively. → Read More

The tax hit of a house given before death rather than bequeathed

Leaving a home to your heirs rather than bequeathing it to them through a will or trust could cost them more in taxes down the line. → Read More

When an online shopping money-saving scheme is tax evasion

People who find ways to avoid paying sales or use tax on online purchase are engaging in tax evasion. But the laws can be difficult to enforce. → Read More

What you have to know and do to take a career break

Career breaks are extended and usually unpaid stretches of time off work. Such breaks can be aspirational -- giving you time to travel, pursue a degree, change careers or launch a business. Or, they can be prompted by life events. Whatever the cause, some planning can help you make the most of your break. → Read More

Is an accessory dwelling unit worth the cost? Here are some pros and cons.

An aging population and housing shortage is creating demand for ADUs. It can be a valuable addition to your property, but also potentially a headache. → Read More

Here are credit score quirks to know about before you apply for a loan

Even if you've lived your whole life without worrying about your credit scores, they're hugely influential and have some quirks worth knowing about. → Read More