Kathy Kristof's experience in business journalism dates back to her first job after graduation from the University of Southern California in ...
Kathy M. Kristof
January 10, 2013
When President Obama signed the "fiscal cliff" legislation, the middle class wasn't the only group saved from tax hikes.
December 9, 2012
If you have a child heading to college in the next few years — or even in college now — there are a few things you ought to keep in mind this holiday season. That's because parents of college-bound seniors will be facing complicated financial aid forms in January, and planning ahead means you're likely to get more help.
November 28, 2012
When Andre Soto heard about a new program that could turn $500 of college savings into $2,000 almost overnight, the Lincoln Heights father of two assumed it was a Ponzi scheme.
February 18, 2012
The constantly changing tax code presents challenges to nearly everyone, but Californians face particularly vexing issues thanks to both the state's unique tax system and a combination of economic and demographic trends.
April 20, 2008
One of the many challenges of sending a child through school now sits in a pile on Joseph Han's desk.
April 13, 2008
David Lee, 18, figures he'll spend $400 to $450 to participate in an annual rite of spring -- the senior prom. And he's only half of the equation.
April 6, 2008
When Marlene Christine Hurd was young, education wasn't her top priority. She dropped out of college and went to work.