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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...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/20/14 for 04/20/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Andy Serkis was born in London, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy is the acclaimed motion capture actor who portrayed Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He also went ape in...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/25/14 for 04/25/14

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Melonie Diaz was born in New York City today in 1984. This birthday gal is known for her work in such Indy films as "Fruitvale Station," "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Lords of Dogtown." She played a recurring role on...
  • Family finances: Taxes could eat into your summer vacation

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
  • Retirement: bridging my income gap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I plan on living at least until 90. That's not chutzpah talking; it's heredity. My grandmother lived to age 95, and my mom is going strong at 89. Given that I may have to stretch my retirement savings over 25 years or more,...
  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
  • Money-smart kids: kids, parents and money

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because April is National Financial Literacy Month, a lot of groups use this time of year to study how much children know (and don't know) about money. Here are some of this year's highlights, with my comments. Parents are...
  • Spending: used cars that promise peace of mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're in the market for a used car, manufacturers' certified pre-owned programs offer more assurance that the car you buy will give you good service. Only late-model vehicles with low mileage qualify, and they're put...
  • 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,...