Personal finance archive
November 29, 2005
■ Why you pay what you do: Statewide and environmental inspection taxes, plus distance from ports influence fuel prices. -
While the Senate grilled oil executives about September's record high gasoline prices on Wednesday, Sharon Perez was quietly rejoicing about the drop in prices. With the Citgo on Beach Boulevard where she's assistant manager selling...
August 1, 2004
■ INSURANCE 101: What type of safety net you really need -
First, let's get this out of the way: This might not be the most gripping story you've ever read. Wait, wait! Come back! We know that reporters aren't supposed to admit things like that, but...
June 27, 2004
■ Budgeting through the game of life -
Ever wonder where your money goes? The paycheck comes in; the bills go out. A few cups of coffee, restaurant meals, nights out with friends, shopping sprees, and suddenly you're hoping that next paycheck shows...
April 11, 2004
■ Become a portrait of financial bliss: New parents are prone to making money mistakes -
Just to get this out of the way first: If you ask a few people about the biggest financial mistake made by parents, you're sure to get one response: "Having kids in the first place."...
June 29, 2003
■ Seed money -
You have a dream. Whether it's been bouncing around in your head for years or it woke you up out of a sound sleep a week from last Tuesday, the dream has now taken over your life: You want to start or expand a business.