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Feb 2, 2011 10:56AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

It used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore.

Jan 28, 2011 1:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Many are fine to use as guidance, as long as you understand the inherent limitations.

Jan 26, 2011 12:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

While housing prices are still dropping, mortgage rates are creeping up. How high will they go this year?

Jan 21, 2011 5:52PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Suppose you're choosing between 2 cars. One qualifies for free gasoline for life, while the other requires you to pay $10 or more per fill-up. Which would you buy?

Jan 8, 2011 10:26AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

The Consumer Price Index is the way the government measures rising prices. But what's your personal inflation rate?

Dec 31, 2010 1:01PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

The makeup industry is sitting pretty, raking in about $7 billion a year in sales.

Dec 30, 2010 9:21AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson says New Year's Eve is the best day in December to buy a car.

Dec 28, 2010 10:31AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

When it comes to charity, most people have good hearts, but many don't use their heads.



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