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Mar 1, 2013

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Sequester. Sequester. Sequester. We have everything you want to know about government spending cuts and some sound advice for planning your sequester survival strategy. Plus, the zip code you live in can have a big impact on your economic destiny. That notion is at the heart of a number of local and federal anti-poverty initiatives called "residential mobility" programs. Also, why Houston has the healthiest housing market, the French art of seduction, and why it's important to achieve financial intimacy.

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Letters: Why is my refi on hold?

Mar 1, 2013
What should you do when your refinance request was approved, but then delayed? What are the risks of refinancing with a smaller banking institution? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus and Redfin's Glenn Kelman tackle your housing questions.

Yee-haw! Why Houston's housing market is growing so fast

Mar 1, 2013
Why was Houston, Texas, just named the "healthiest housing market for 2013?" Realtor Thai Klam helps explain.

Baltimore: You know you're wealthy when...

Mar 1, 2013
People from Baltimore finish the sentence, "You know you're wealthy when..."

Learning financial intimacy: What's your money type?

Mar 1, 2013
Money may not buy you love, but it can buy you heartache. Learn about which money type you are and how you can be more financially intimate.

French counseling firms teach the art of seduction

Mar 1, 2013
From books and plays like "Dangerous Liaisons" and Molière's "Don Juan" to the recent movie "Heartbreaker," seduction has always loomed large in French culture. But is it still true today?

Apple to settle over kids' iTunes charges

Mar 1, 2013
Apple agreed to pay $100 million to parents whose kids racked up charges playing supposedly free mobile-device games. It has also since added parental controls to prevent unauthorized iTunes purchases by young gamers.
A kid plays with an iPhone.
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Moving 'up' isn't as easy as you might think

Mar 1, 2013
Relocating to a safer neighborhood with better schools can help families move up the economic ladder. But the change can be stressful, and complicated.

How will the sequester affect you?

Mar 1, 2013
Sequester, sequester, sequester. How much doom and gloom should everyday Americans be ready for?

Sequester. Sequester. Sequester. We have everything you want to know about government spending cuts and some sound advice for planning your sequester survival strategy. Plus, the zip code you live in can have a big impact on your economic destiny. That notion is at the heart of a number of local and federal anti-poverty initiatives called “residential mobility” programs. Also, why Houston has the healthiest housing market, the French art of seduction, and why it’s important to achieve financial intimacy.