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8 Retro Ways to Save Money

Why not bring back a few of frugal ideas from days gone by? Like bag lunches, car pools and playing outside.

Will Americans Get Our Tax Breaks Back?

Tax planning is hard even under the best of circumstances. But when you can't be sure what the tax laws will be in the year ahead, it becomes almost impossible.

Three Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Today's sluggish housing market has little margin for error: Make an ill-conceived or poorly researched home purchase now, and you'll almost certainly pay the price later. To avoid that, make sure you have the right answers to these three questions before you buy your next home.

Amtrak to Offer Free Wi-Fi. Should Airlines Worry?

Business travelers enjoy wi-fi access on some airlines, but not all. Amtrak sees an opening here: It's announced plans to offer wi-fi access on Acela trains between Boston, New York, and Washington, starting in March.

Finally: Eurorail for Americans

Out of the blue, Amtrak has decided to allow Americans in on the big rail pass scheme that's usually offered only to international visitors. We...

Make room on the road for pedicabs

I sense yet another rising trend thanks to the rising price of gas: pedicabs.You probably know what I'm talking about, even if you don't know the...