You have your driver’s permit? Congratulations. You've learned the rules of the road and earned the right to drive. But there's a lot more to driving. If you want to drive safely and save money, you have to know how to keep your car properly maintained. One of our recent surveys at AutoMD.com found that two-thirds of parents of teen drivers rated their teen's basic knowledge of car maintenance as "somewhat or completely clueless," or "average." Teens can use online resources on our site or other websites to learn more. Here are five car maintenance and repair tips to get you started:
The federal government vastly overstates the benefits the food stamp program provides low income families – which isn't worth the cost to the taxpayer.
Retirement plans should include an appraisal of the impact of state and local taxes. Levies on income, benefits, property, purchases, and estate can make a difference in your retirement plans.
Credit cards make it easy to get into serious debt trouble. But when it comes to expensive emergency repairs, some credit cards can offer protections that cash can't.
Up $25 in early trading, Apple stock plummeted late in the day, dragging the rest of the market down with it.
When the Great Depression hit, many Americans were able to live off the land and wait it out. In today's sour economy, that's less of an option.
A new paper proposes that new financial products be put through screening by a federal agancy, similar to the Food and Drug Administration. Could this prevent future financial meltdowns?
Retail sales in January increased 0.4 percent from December and 4.8 percent from last year. The data shows a rough correlation between home value appreciation and retail spending.
After months of squabbling, it looks as if Congress is about to extend a “temporary” tax cut for another 10 months, borrowing $100 billion to do it. That would be OK if this was just a short-term stimulus.
Roth IRA is easy to set up immediately in ShareBuilder, but patience and Vanguard mean fewer fees in the long run for your Roth IRA. See question No. 7 in the reader mailbag.
Malachy the Pekingese won Best in Show at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, receiving a silver cup, a raft of media appearance, and the promise of breeding fees. But the crowd-pleasing champion has nothing on these five uber-expensive dogs. Most of us think our furry best friends are priceless (author included). But some dog lovers are willing and able to put their money where their heart is. Here's our list of five pricey pooches. Can you guess which breed took the top spot, and at what price?
The return on investment from a compound interest savings account isn't impressive at first, but if you stick with it, it becomes a locomotive. But it can take a very long time.
The financial moves of the Argentinian government over the past decade have set the pace for the rest of the world.
When it comes to taxes, Obama's budget is long on principles but woefully short on statistics.
Some argue that driving fuel-efficient cars will actually encourage people to drive more, boosting carbon emissions and hastening climate change. Here's why they're wrong.