MODERN-DAY LABOR DAY
Sky-high fuel and a faltering economy mean fewer travelers will fly or drive this holiday weekend. But more Americans plan to use alternative means, including trains and buses. We'll talk to experts—and passengers—about the shift.
HEATING OIL, COOLING PRICES
The recent drop in oil prices is great news to people who heat their homes with oil, but they'll still face much higher heating bills than last year. We'll look at where industry pros think the price of oil is heading next and whether it makes sense to lock in home heating oil prices now or go with the flow.
YOUR FINANCIAL RECKONING
If summer trips and back-to-school shopping have left you with big bills to pay, now's the time to recalibrate your budget. We've got the financial-planning tips you need to get started.
COUCH SURFING? COWABUNGA!
A new way to travel for the budget-minded involves a network of couch-givers and a Web site to link them. Couchsurfing.com screens and connects those with wanderlust but not a whole lot of cash.
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