Author | Michael Sheehan

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Holiday Tipping: How Much Is Enough?

December 15, 2010

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A reader who purchased his first home this year is unsure of how much to tip workers who provide services for his family. Here's a guide to tipping at home, and when you're traveling for the holidays.

In Too Steep? How to Play the Yield Curve

December 14, 2010

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The bond market "yield curve" -- the difference between long-term and short-term interest rates -- is steep and climbing, typically a sign of a strengthening economy. What's a bond investor to do? Play it safe.

Is "Dogs of the Dow" a Good Bet for Beginner Investors?

December 09, 2010

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A reader wants to know whether buying the so-called Dogs of the Dow is a good way to get started investing in the stock market. Investment experts say the Dogs' track record is good -- as long as you're in it for the long haul.

How to Cope with Higher Gas Prices

December 09, 2010

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Gas prices are already topping $3 a gallon across the country, and analysts think prices will go even higher. These steps can help keep the price you pay for per gallon as low as possible.

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