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3 Cars That Refuse to Die

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Transportation, Car Buying, Consumer Issues By David Muhlbaum Cars in general have become more reliable over the years. Yet there are always some that just seem to keep rolling along, whistling right past the junkyard. Pinpointing exactly how many miles, on average, any given model has racked up is virtually impossible, but we’ve identified some ...

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Low Gasoline Prices Are Supercharging Fuel Sales

Filed under: Energy, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices, Consumer Issues Lynne Sladky/AP By John Kemp LONDON — As the summer driving season ends, U.S. gasoline prices have fallen to the lowest level for the time of year since 2004, wiping out the effect of more than a decade of rising fuel bills. The average retail price of gasoline across the United ...

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Gas Price Drops 27 Cents in Past 3 Weeks

Filed under: Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices, Consumer Issues, Economy Shutterstock By David Henry The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 27 cents in the past three weeks as refiners and retailers gave up some of their profits margins to sell more fuel, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Regular grade gasoline fell to ...

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The Path to Early Retirement: Cars and Bikes

Filed under: Green, Personal Finance, Travel, Transportation, How to Save Money Shutterstock I’m not one to think too much about retirement. Some of my money-blogging friends have their sites on full retirement by 35. I’m not one of those people. I like my work. I like the people I’ve met through what I do. And I would be doing some ...

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Cheap Airfares? Fall Deals Aren’t for Reasons You’d Expect

Filed under: Energy, Travel, Travel Industry, Airfare, Vacation Planning David McNew/Getty ImagesPassengers departing from some markets are paying less for airfare than they did a year ago. By Eric Reed NEW YORK — Don’t believe the hype. Airfare may be going down, but prices in the skies haven’t caught up with those at the pump by a long shot. It’s ...

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Drivers Collide With Gas Price Gimmicks

Filed under: Travel, Advertising & Marketing, Gas Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Consumer Protection Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Rick Hudnett recently pulled into a Chevron station near his home in Orlando. He wishes he hadn’t. The $ 2.41 price a gallon was a few cents lower than average, so he assumed he had found a bargain. And he did, except for ...

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When to Book Thanksgiving Travel — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to go home and spend time with your family. Unfortunately, that also means it’s one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year to travel in the U.S. Thankfully, there are some ways for you to fly home without gobbling up your savings. First, when it comes to ...

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10 of the Most Infuriating Fees and How to Avoid Them

Filed under: Banking, Travel, Internet, How to Save Money, Renting By Stacy Johnson You give me something I want, we agree on a price, I pay for it. It’s the way the world has worked for thousands of years. These days? Not so much. Today, with an increasing number of businesses, it goes more like this: You provide something I ...

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Expedia and Priceline Want to Rule the Travel World

Filed under: Company News, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Travel Industry Kiichiro Sato/AP The shakeout in online travel continues. Expedia (EXPE) turned heads last week after announcing a $ 1.34 billion deal to acquire smaller rival Orbtiz Worldwide (OWW). Orbitz had been an industry laggard for years, consistently posting annual losses since going public at $ 15 in 2007. Orbitz finally ...

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$105 for the Magic Kingdom? Yup, but You Can Still Save

Filed under: Walt Disney, Travel, Music & Entertainment, Vacation Planning, Financial Education By Jim Gold At Walt Disney World (DIS) in Orlando, Florida, a one-day adult ticket on Feb. 22 jumped to $ 105, up from $ 99. Disneyland and Disney California rose to $ 99. Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom theme parks cost $ 97. Taxes ...

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