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U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 11-month low in August
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U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 11-month low in August

Getty Images People walk through the Oculus transportation hub and shopping mall in lower Manhattan on July 27, 2018 in New York City. The numbers:...

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The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover
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The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover

In 2006, the New Yorker published a Malcolm Gladwell story headlined “” It profiled Murray Barr, an affable, mostly toothless homeless man who had...

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Why short-term health insurance is dirt cheap and Reddit got hacked because this common security measure didn’t work
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Why short-term health insurance is dirt cheap and Reddit got hacked because this common security measure didn’t work

Hope you have a good weekend, MarketWatchers. Before you relax, don’t miss Friday’s top stories. Personal Finance Reddit got hacked because this...

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Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale
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Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale

Home buyers in high-priced housing markets saw some relief in July, but it’s too early to tell whether that trend will continue. The inventory of...

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8 things you’re better off buying used
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8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not...

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Zillow will offer property management tools to renters and landlords
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Zillow will offer property management tools to renters and landlords

Zillow Group Inc. on Tuesday announced new tools that will allow renters and landlords to complete transactions online, following other recent...

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Keep back-to-school spending under control with these strategies
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Keep back-to-school spending under control with these strategies

This is reprinted by permission from. Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists...

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The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth
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The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth

Building wealth sounds like something that requires endless amounts of time that, let’s be honest, many of us just don’t have. But the reality is...

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Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst
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Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst

There’s a split emerging in the U.S. housing market: Some are becoming more valuable than ever, while others struggle to emerge from the financial...

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Religious people spend less money on groceries
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Religious people spend less money on groceries

Want to spend less money and make fewer purchases during your next trip to the grocery store? Go to church. The more religious people are, the...

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My brother borrowed $100,000 from my father before he died—how do we get it back?
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My brother borrowed $100,000 from my father before he died—how do we get it back?

Dear Moneyist, My father lent my brother $100,000 to help remodel his home. There was a promissory note for $53,000 signed. The rest of the money...

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Existing-home sales slide for third-straight month in June, touch 5-month low as housing sputters
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Existing-home sales slide for third-straight month in June, touch 5-month low as housing sputters

The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a 5.38 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in June, the. That matched the MarketWatch consensus...

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How to help your grown kids buy a home
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How to help your grown kids buy a home

This is reprinted by permission from. When responsible first-time home buyers need help buying a home, the family bank can sometimes lend a hand....

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Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters
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Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters

Millions of Americans rent because they can’t afford to buy. And many of those people struggle to pay the rent, new research suggests, more so if...

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NerdWallet: Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common
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NerdWallet: Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common

Not everyone hates their timeshare. These vacation properties can be worth it if you buy smart. Not everyone hates their timeshare. These vacation...

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Here’s where we want inequality — house prices
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Here’s where we want inequality — house prices

When it comes to income and wealth, most people would say there should be less inequality. But what about housing? Online loan marketplace...

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Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?
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Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?

Rates for home loans ticked down as the bond market moved sideways and the housing market made little headway. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing
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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing

Inequality could be good for housing markets. A, an online loan marketplace, examined the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas to determine how...

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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances
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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their...

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‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money
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‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money

Bethenny Frankel probably first appeared on your radar as the witty, candid “Real Housewives of New York” star known for her memorable one-liners (...

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How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs
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How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs

This is reprinted by permission from. Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn’t afford. As we get more...

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Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home
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Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home

We hope you had great Tuesdays, MarketWatchers! Here are your top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance All those lunchtime aerobics and...

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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities
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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities

This is reprinted by permission from. Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in...

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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends
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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends

This is reprinted by permission from. Homebuying will remain competitive from July through September, with the edge going to buyers who act fast....

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I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me
Blog 1 month ago
I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me

Dear Moneyist, I am a 47-year-old woman living in New Jersey. Currently, I own a duplex with a family member. My boyfriend and I had been looking...

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As Alaska’s famed frontier Blockbusters go dark there’s 1 store left in entire U.S.
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As Alaska’s famed frontier Blockbusters go dark there’s 1 store left in entire U.S.

Alaska’s last two Blockbuster stores — community gathering spots and nostalgic tourist attractions that got a big plug from HBO’s John Oliver — are...

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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home
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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home

For renters who want to own their homes one day, the journey to build up enough savings for a down payment will be a long one. A new report from...

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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods
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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods

Last year, Airbnb partnered with the NAACP to help encourage more people of color to list their properties on the short-term rental site. The hope...

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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream
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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream

No avocado toast jokes here. Yes, a lot has been written already about the question of millennials and homeownership. But as a new report...

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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money
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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money

I consider myself to be one of the cheapest people on the planet. I wear socks until they are threadbare and underwear until the elastic is...

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