Julie Halpert is a freelance journalist with more than two decades of experience writing for national publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Family Circle, Parents, CNNMoney.com, Fortune.com, and AARP Bulletin. She is also the co-author of Making Up With Mom and has recently started blogging for The Huffington Post. Her subjects have focused on everything from how auto makers will reinvent themselves following bankruptcy, to the viability of various environmentally-friendly technologies and how boomers will reinvent retirement. She has reported on the air for many public radio programs, including The Environment Report, Marketplace and Living on Earth.
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The 5 Worst Cars at the 2015 Detroit Auto ShowJanuary 15, 2015
Carmakers are showcasing nearly 50 new offerings at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The show opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 17, but the press has already...
The 6 Best Cars at the 2015 Detroit Auto ShowJanuary 14, 2015
Automakers unveiling their newest vehicles at the North American International Auto Show media previews this week were in a mood to celebrate. With the economy rebounding and gas prices at an all-...
Detroit Auto Show 2015: Bigger Is BackJanuary 12, 2015
In 2011, Jennifer Nigro, a resident of Denville, New Jersey, purchased a fuel-sipping Chevrolet Malibu, motivated by gas prices that she says were "through the roof." Last November, she traded that...
Why You Shouldn’t Shop on Labor Day Monday September 1, 2014
Fay Gold, a resident of Potomac, Maryland, will not be heading to the mall this weekend or going online to purchase the latest must-have items for her 17-year-old daughter. "I'm not swayed by Labor...
When Christian Moreno decided to pop the question to his girlfriend of three years, he wanted to wow her – and no ordinary restaurant proposal would do. “She loves surprises and I wanted to make it...
Boomers Pioneer New Retirement Housing TrendsMarch 27, 2014
Richard Hayman recently spent $120,000 and five-months remodeling his home in Potomac, Maryland. The project wasn’t about increasing the home’s aesthetic appeal or future resale value. Rather, the...
Detroit Auto Show: Greener Cars Are Shedding PoundsJanuary 13, 2014
Automakers are painting Detroit green at this year’s North American International Auto Show, unveiling a collection of environmentally friendly new vehicles. Experts say the trend is just beginning...
5 Money-Saving Tax Moves to Make Right NowDecember 12, 2013
It’s tempting not to think about taxes this time of year. After all, the holidays can be all consuming and tax day is still months away. But making some financial moves now can pay off in a major way...
6 Steps to Smarter Holiday ShoppingNovember 11, 2013
Last year, Carly Fauth spent more than $1,000 on holiday purchases, including $300 on a bike for her then three-year-old son, $250 for concert tickets and $200 on a ski jacket for her husband....
6 Good and Bad Reasons Health Care Costs May SlowOctober 3, 2013
In addition to providing affordable healthcare to the uninsured, one of the main goals of Obamacare was to drive down the nation’s overall health care spending. It was a bold ambition, given that...
This Car-Bike Combo Could Be Your Future WheelsAugust 21, 2013
Tom Edwards, an avid environmentalist and cyclist, wanted to bike the 5.5 miles to his Durham, N.D., engineering job. But he was hesitant after several biking coworkers reported troubling incidents...
Shayna Moreno, 23, graduated in May, 2012 from a private university in California with $100,000 in loans -- a daunting amount, given that as an entry-level public relations account coordinator, she...
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