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5 things to know: 4-30-12

By Rose Raymond ·
Monday, April 30, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Happy Monday! If pricey gas makes you dread your morning commute, check out our spring guide to fuel-efficient cars. And here's what else you need to know today.

1. Our spring guide to fuel-efficient cars will also catch you up on diesels and fuel-friendly SUV alternatives.

2. If you're sprucing up the green outside your home, these are the pros and cons of going DIY versus hiring a pro.

3. What happens when you buy a home from a relative? Find out here.

4. Keep working for the fun of it? These people are postponing retirement for various reasons, including their love of the work they do.

5. Facebook vs. banking: A new survey finds most young adults spend more time on social media than they do checking their bank accounts.

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