AP Launches New Personal Finance Package

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The Associated Press is launcing packages of new weekly and monthly personal fiannce/consumer-oriented content for use by its members and subscribers to offer readers insight on how they can earn, spend, invest and save money.

"We're tapping the extensive knowledge that exists across the AP to produce categories of this content on a regular schedule," said Managing Editor Kristin Gazlay, who oversees financial news, in a release. "For example, we'll deliver weekly stories from our retailing, technology and transportation teams, plus a weekly story that examines career and workplace issues. Energy and health care will be topics covered monthly. And the personal finance, real estate and financial markets teams will continue or increase their offerings."

An excerpt from the release follows.*

The material will be tight, bright and useful -- in the form of stories, Q&As and top tips -- aimed at helping readers make decisions large and small, from investing a sudden windfall to switching careers to dealing with a car mechanic to turning a hobby into something that pays.

Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney is the editor for the expansion project.

Here's the schedule of new and enhanced fixtures being rolled out this month. …