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  • Justin Bieber birthday: He got a Fisker Karma electric car. Should you?

    A Justin Bieber birthday present – the $100,000 Fisker Karma – is causing a bit of a stir. Maybe it should. Fisker is trying to pioneer the luxury electric car. One critic calls the Karma 'beautiful.'

  • Car sales surge in February at a pace not seen since early 2008

    Several forces combine in the stronger car sales: an improving economy, carmakers eager to lure buyers with incentives, and mild winter weather.

  • Top 10 cities where house prices are rising

    House prices continue to fall nationwide, but here and there they’ve begun to turn up as Americans return to the housing market. Which 10 metropolitan areas have seen the biggest increase in the past year? The winners, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), include a state capital, a furniture-making center, and a resort that was once America’s foreclosure capital. Can you guess who they are?  

  • Change Agent 'Lemonade Detroit' film shares stories of resilience

    Documentary film by Erik Prouix highlights the resilience of Detroit while paying for itself through a Buy-A-Frame offer

  • The Simple Dollar Shop the block and save on car repairs

    If you do your homework in advance of a car problem, you'll end up saving big time on time and money. 

  • Got your driver's permit? Top 5 things to know about your car.

    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 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 Simple Dollar Why you should pay for car repairs with a credit card

    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.

  • Five outrageously pricey pooches

    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?

  • Green Economics Can a Prius increase global warming?

    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.

  • The Simple Dollar Good gas conservation habits pay off

    Making a few little changes to how you drive can save you a surprising amount of fuel without adding much time at all to your trip.