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  • Homebuyer carrot might come with strings attached

    Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive. A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...
  • Investing: chow down on restaurant stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans' appetite for eating out has given investors a craving for restaurant stocks. But the restaurant business is intensely competitive. Companies rise and fall, as the recent bankruptcy filings of two debt-laden chains,...
  • Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damage

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When summer storms damage your home, will your homeowners policy cover the cost of repairs and clean-up? If it's water-related damage, the answer depends on whether the water came from above or below. In general, if the...
  • Spending: what you need to know about tech cleanup

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance While you're spring cleaning, don't forget to spruce up current devices and discard outmoded electronics. 1. Do a thorough sweep. This is the perfect time to dispose of unused and unneeded tech. Plus, take time to give...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles

    Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles
    When Mary Agnes McCarville and Fred Lewis met as students at the University of Delaware in 1949, they naturally had no way of knowing where their courtship would lead. Today, after 63 years of marriage, the Clarksville parents of 10 recently had...
  • Investing: when to sell a stock

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Knowing when to cut ties to a stock can be tough, especially in a bull market. One common piece of advice is to sell when the reason you invested in a company is no longer valid. Beyond that, the sell decision depends, in...
  • Retirement: where to invest your stock-sale profits

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Wise investing requires selling your stocks at regular intervals to respond to changes in your life and your portfolio. Once you've sold your stocks, you'll need to reinvest the proceeds. We suggest some ideas below that will...
  • Spending: Get a sweet deal on a used car

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Used-car deals are getting better. Desirable trade-ins and vehicles at the end of their lease are streaming onto the used market, and that means more choices at lower prices. New-car leasing and finance deals create...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands

    Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands
    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry. Hillshire said it will review...
  • Ask Kim: Look out for loopholes in free preventive health care

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My wife had a colonoscopy, which we thought was a preventive-care procedure that was not subject to her health insurance deductible or co-payments. But we just got a bill for $700. Any idea why? You're right that most health...