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I cover job hunting, workplace issues, business and tech. I'm also a contract editor and strategist on business and finance content projects for publishers, brands and agencies.

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8 Things You Need To Know About Back-Up Cameras |

Back-up cameras will be mandatory in 2018, but nearly half of new vehicles already have them. New camera uses are on the way, too....

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Decoding What's Inside Your Car's Black Box |

With event data recorders now in 96 percent of new cars, it's important that drivers know what they are, how they work and who controls the data they produce....

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Family-Friendly Features on 2015 Model Cars |

Features once reserved for luxury cars are trickling into family vehicles, including WiFi hotspots, advanced safety systems and more....

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How To Deal With Red-Light Cameras

If the cameras have popped up in your area, here are some steps you can take to prevent a ticket, as well as tips on what to do if you get one.

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How To Get Affordable Car Insurance

Strapped for cash? Here's a step-by-step guide to finding the best car insurance for the lowest cost, without getting ripped off.

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How To Save Money on Connected Car Subscriptions |

When your new car's free trials for satellite radio and other interactive services run out, subscription costs can add up — fast. Here's how to get them for less....

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How To Shop for Use-Based Car Insurance on

Here's what to consider when evaluating pay-as-you-drive and similar auto insurance policies....

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Red-Light Camera Backlash

Red-light cameras are a source of cash and controversy in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns. Some cities reject them, but safety experts defend their value.

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Use-Based Insurance Shifts Into High Gear on

If you're ready to think about pay-as-you-drive insurance, it's ready for you....

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What To Look for in an Advanced Driver-Training Class

These courses can help experienced motorists refocus on basics, practice avoiding accidents and more.