Survive This Economy

High Gas Prices Spark Spike In Metro RidershipAs gas prices rose quickly this year, Angelenos took to public transportation in higher numbers, according to ridership data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Survive This Economy: Keeping Pet Costs DownPet adoptions were up 25% last year, according to the SPCA - LA, but at the same time they've also taken in more animals because families have lost jobs and homes.
Online Site Lets You Rent Toys Instead Of Buying Parents weary (and wary) of holiday toy shopping have never appreciated a child's ability to play with something a few times and then become bored with it.
How To Put Faith To Work For Your FinancesMichelle Alanis has a new job and a new home after her landlord’s foreclosure forced her and her children out of their house. Alanis credits the positive outcome to the power of prayer.
How To Say 'No' To Your Kids When They Want More Every kid has said it. "I want that."
Mothers Forming ‘Mommunes’ To Save Money, TimeYou probably have heard the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child" and now a group of single moms are doing just that -- combining families into "mommunes."
Consumer Savings Expert Andrea Woroch Shares Holiday Layaway TipsWant to get a way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, but haven't quite filled your piggy bank yet? Consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch says layaway programs are making a comeback. She visited the KCAL9 studio to share some tips.
Nosy Neighbors May Sell Their Homes FasterIn a tough real estate market, sellers have to be proactive to get a leg up on the competition. One industry expert says the secret to success may be spying on your neighbors.
Homeowners Fall Victim To Loan Modification ScamIn the current economic climate, desperate homeowners who have fallen on hard times can become easy prey for scam artists. Knowing the law is the first step to avoid falling for a predator’s schemes.
New App Puts Best Bargains At Your FingertipsJust in time for the holiday shopping season, a new application for the iPhone and iPad helps shoppers save time and money.
KFC Offering Real Treat Leading Up To Halloween
Experts Offer Tips To Help You Stretch Your DollarsThe Commerce Department's latest report shows consumer spending increased over the last three months, but have savings decreased.