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 2016 Detroit Auto ShowJanuary 20, 2016
Sometimes even the most well-intentioned car launches go horribly wrong. Think back to the 1990 Pontiac Transport, which quickly acquired the moniker "dust buster," and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring,...
The 6 Best Cars at the 2016 Detroit Auto ShowJanuary 15, 2016
Carmakers have much to celebrate at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the world’s largest show revealing new cars and trucks. They had a banner 2015, selling 17.5 million...
The Race to Revolutionize Your Car’s EngineJanuary 14, 2016
Carmakers are in a race against the clock. By 2025, every automaker's fleet must average 54.5 miles per gallon, 60 percent better than today’s vehicles. Electric and hydrogen-powered fuel cell...
Detroit Auto Show 2016: Luxury Cars Make a ComebackJanuary 12, 2016
Patrick Primm, a partner at Cascade Audi in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, had his top sales total ever last year. Primm sold 288 cars, up 8.7 percent over the previous year. Primm’s fruitful 2015 was part of...
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...
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