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Family & HomeAre Auto Insurers Readying for a War on Horsepower?
The freedom to drive fast in a powerful car is fundamental to the mystique that auto makers use to sell cars. Now, as if the auto industry didn't have enough trouble, come more signs of a looming war on horsepower and speed. The average horsepower f...
Author:Joseph B. WhiteDate:03/25/14Click:7673 Full Story »
Family & HomeDoes Your Child Suffer From Afluenza?
Flu season has arrived, but some social scientists worry about another virus that's usually at its height between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's called affluenza. Authorities describe affluenza as an unearned feeling of entitlement for luxuries, a...
Author:Brigitte YuilleDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeGoing broke: budgeting basics for kids - and parents
Kerri and Mike Miller have a spending problem. Three of them, in fact. There's 12-year-old Kate, a seventh-grader who covets a pair of $160 boots, prefers clothes from American Eagle rather than Target and recently got a $300 cell phone. There's nin...
Author:Kate AshfordDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeIn Praise of Mean Parenting
Let's hear it for mean parents: * Des Moines mother Jane Hambleton recently made headlines by selling her teenage son's car after she found alcohol under the front seat. Totally uncool parents, who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car,...
Author:Janet BodnarDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeMoney Magazine: What you owe your kids
At this point in their lives, Tony Carideo, 57, and his wife Linda, 56, of Bloomington, Minn., thought the financial load of raising their four kids would have become considerably lighter. But so far they haven't noticed much extra cash sloshing aro...
Author:Marlys HarrisDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeEight Ways to Save on Engagement Rings
Deciding to get married is the easy part at least, compared with the expense and effort that shopping for the engagement ring entails. These sparkly manifestations of committed relationships will set shoppers back an average of $5,795 this year, acc...
Author:Kelli B. GrantDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeHow to Win Your Next Money Fight
It seems fitting to begin an article about money quarrels -- during Valentine's Day week, no less -- with a quote from the great 18th-century Romantic poet William Blake, who wrote in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (ahem), Without contraries is no...
Author:Dayana YochimDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
Family & HomeCheck Out These Luxury Hotels' Debuts
New hotels can be so exciting -- ultramodern, everything in great condition, and you're one of the first (maybe even the first) to stay in that room. Here's a look at some of the hotels opening soon around the U.S. Cavallo Point -- San Francisco, Ca...
Author:Michael MartinDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeNext Car Debate: Total Miles Driven
I lead a double life. Monday through Wednesday, I get to work by walking a block and a half from a high-rise apartment building to a stop on Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway. I emerge three stops later a half block from my office. My commute is prett...
Author:Joseph B. WhiteDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeNine Minivans You'll Beg to Drive
Beg to drive a minivan? It's not as goofy a notion as you might think. Get behind the wheel of the Honda Odyssey Touring, for example, and you'll find a satellite link navigation system that operates with voice recognition and can respond to 637 com...
Author:Jacqueline MitchellDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeThe 10 Most Useful New Gadgets for Your Car
Blue Fusion. Sync. Viper Responder. No, theyre not the latest colognes. They are the names of some of the most innovative multifunctional electronic devices available for your car. Its no longer enough for a gadget to do just one thing well. To impr...
Author:Chris DikenDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeGetting the best car deal beyond the price
You can spend hours negotiating the price of a new car, but even after you shake hands, the wheeling and dealing is far from over. Once you're ushered into the a back office to sign the paperwork, the finance manager can make a compelling pitch for...
Author:Peter Valdes-DapenaDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeFour Ways to Travel Abroad Despite the Weak Dollar
Thanks to the ailing greenback, a single ride on the London tube costs about $8 these days. A gelato in Florence can run upwards of $5. And those are just the little things it gets uglier when you add in hotel stays and airfare. The U.S. dollar has...
Author:Lisa ScherzerDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeBest Luxury Cars Under $50,000
Those that believe you have to spend big for a luxury car may turn up their noses at the autos on this list. That's their loss. Pay $37,175 for the BMW Z4 Roadster, and you can cruise around town in a two-seater roadster that allows you to automatic...
Author:Jacqueline MitchellDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Family & HomeGetting a Start on Summer Rentals
With no bottom in sight for the U.S. housing market and recession fears growing, one slice of the real-estate industry is holding surprisingly steady: the summer-rental market. Landlords and property managers say choice beach- and lakefront rentals...
Author:Christina S.N. LewisDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
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