Your Money: Jun. 14, 1999

GOING, GOING...RENTED! When priceline.com put airfares and hotel rooms on the cyberblock, online auctions became the deal-seeking traveler's best friend. Now Budget Rent a Car wants a piece of the action: at www.bid.drivebudget.com customers can name their price for, say, four days in a Dodge in Denver--and then hope Budget accepts the offer. Blackout dates apply, so don't expect deals in peak travel periods.

NOWHERE TO HIDE Putting your assets in a trust in banking-friendly nations such as the Cayman Islands is becoming popular. And it can protect assets if you get sued. But foreign trusts do...

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