Jan 18, 2013

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Got a question about the flu? We've got answers -- debunking your flu myths. Plus, a timeline of some of the worst flu pandemics in history. And if you're in the market to buy a used car, we have some…

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D.C. residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 17, 2013
How do you define wealth? Chime in and let us know how you would finish this sentence: "You know you're wealthy when..."

Born on Inauguration Day: Why it's special

Jan 18, 2013
Reflecting on what it's like to be born on Inauguration Day, and how America has changed over time.

Diet plans go high tech

Jan 18, 2013
High-tech home health care devices is a huge market right now. What are the latest gadgets and devices you should be aware of?

Quinceaneras: A cherished, but costly, tradition

Jan 18, 2013
Many Latino families spend thousands of dollars to celebrate their daughters' "coming of age" on their 15th birthday.

Baby Boomers compete for bucket list victories

Jan 18, 2013
Commentator Judy Muller takes a look at the economics of creating a bucket list for the baby boomer generation.

Government job cuts hurt wealthy, middle class and poor

Jan 18, 2013
Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances

I don't want to invest in oil and tobacco companies: Advice

Jan 18, 2013
Can you be a socially responsible investor and still get good returns on your investments? When do you know it's time to file for bankruptcy? If your retirement account provider starts charging little fees, is it time to shop around?…

How to avoid the flu

Jan 18, 2013
Flu season is in full swing. Some people take the flu shot, some take time off when they feel under the weather and some still report to work no matter how bad they feel. Dr. Russell Greenfield answers questions about…

Socially-responsible investing websites: A list

Jan 18, 2013
Are you interested in socially responsible investing? Here's a list of websites to help.

Sandy-flooded cars: Buyer beware

Jan 18, 2013
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Experts offer tips for how to sniff out a fishy used car.

Got a question about the flu? We’ve got answers — debunking your flu myths. Plus, a timeline of some of the worst flu pandemics in history. And if you’re in the market to buy a used car, we have some advice to make sure you don’t get stuck with a flood-damaged lemon. We also look at health technology, the costs of quinceaneras, how looming budget cuts in D.C. are reverberating across the classes, and the presidential inauguration.