Your Money: Dec. 28, 1998

Minivans Offer Cheap Ride

O.K., so they don't exactly project the cool, rough-and-tumble aura of a sport utility vehicle. But if you're looking for spacious family transportation that will lighten your financial load, the minivan has seldom been more attractive. With sales flat in recent years, makers are offering great rebates this winter, like $750 to $1,500 on the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, $500 on Ford's redesigned 1999 Windstar and $500 to $2,000 on GM models.

More Paying Less in Taxes

Talk about a hangover helper. Thanks to the new $400 child tax credit, more Americans won't have to wake...

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