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Becoming Alaskan: It's all about the ride

...margarine and the lightly used "adult swing").If you choose the first route, get settled in for a nice, long run of car payments and be sure to read up on the "rust" section of your warranty. If you chose the second scenario, sooner or later...
My Turn: The word Parnell refuses to say: 'deficit'

...should be told that as a state we are, by analogy, dipping into our savings to pay the mortgage, the fuel bill and the car payment and there may not be any money for the kids' college. This is sheer irony given our trillions of dollars of valuable...
Couple pays it forward with gift drive

...on Christmas."We didn't have anything," Rich said. "We didn't have a tree. We were thinking of skipping a car payment to buy a few presents."Then a Seattle law firm stepped in to help."To this day we still don't know the name...
Would a woman go 'Into the Wild'? or the climb to adulthood many of my college friends embarked on. While my friends plodded into cubicles and made car payments, I served food while overlooking the harbor to both tourists and fishermen. I brought drinks to the snowmachiners...
Same-sex couples say they are trying to keep what they have not easy to fudge," Boesser said. Requirements include showing a history of things like a shared bank account, car payments and mortgage payments. "Many of our married friends said they wouldn't qualify," Madden said. The tone of the...
Outside editorial: Congress' 'cash for clunkers' a lemon of an idea

...per clunker may not be enough to help many owners trade up: Clunker "owners are either not looking for an increased car payment or cannot afford to purchase a new vehicle, which averages nearly $30,000," a report by analysts at Edmunds...
ASEA, state OK contract

...understand is our members participate in the economy of the state,'' he said. ``They pay mortgages, they make car payments . . .'' ``What has been happening to them over the years they've been losing ground'' to inflation, he said...
Former rep to lose one year over ill-gotten gains

...they had before-tax income of about $68,000. The couple's ``fixed'' expenses - mortgage, credit cards, car payments, etc. - for 1994 averaged more than $7,000 a month, requiring a legitimate after-tax income of at least $84...
Will frugality go out the window on Black Friday?

...exactly convey how consumers feel about spending money.Price also said on average, U.S. citizens are paying less for car payments, rent or house payments and credit cards as a percentage of their income. This frees up more cash for holiday shopping...
Seniors return to workforce

...said part of the reason they took the jobs was financial - Merrill's house in the Lower 48 flooded and Alexander had car payments - but they just wanted to work.Merrill also works 15 to 18 hours per week at Home Depot."Now that I've taken...


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