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NerdWallet: If you own rental property, see if you qualify for this extra tax break
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NerdWallet: If you own rental property, see if you qualify for this extra tax break

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Owning rental properties can be a way to build wealth and generate passive income, and now...

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The MarketWatch Q&A: Don’t expect interest rates on 30-year mortgages to fall below 3%, says Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner
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The MarketWatch Q&A: Don’t expect interest rates on 30-year mortgages to fall below 3%, says Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner

The past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for the mortgage industry, as interest rates have seesawed up and down. Mortgage rates hit an...

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NerdWallet: 4 financial products that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
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NerdWallet: 4 financial products that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. A good rule of thumb when you're trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see...

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Mortgage rates fall to three-year low amid coronavirus fears — here’s why they may not hit an all-time low
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Mortgage rates fall to three-year low amid coronavirus fears — here’s why they may not hit an all-time low

Mortgage rates dropped back to a three-year low, extending the possibility of major savings for Americans who choose to refinance their home loans....

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Next Avenue: The 22 best cities for LGBTQ retirees
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Next Avenue: The 22 best cities for LGBTQ retirees

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It seems like every few weeks or so, someone publishes a new list of The Best Places...

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One way to reduce food waste and help the climate: build more grocery stores
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One way to reduce food waste and help the climate: build more grocery stores

'Very small increases in store density can have a very high impact,' the study's author said. Boosting the number of grocery stores in a city could...

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Mortgage rates plunge to second lowest level in three years amid coronavirus concerns
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Mortgage rates plunge to second lowest level in three years amid coronavirus concerns

Fear surrounding the spread of the coronavirus that started in China has shaken up financial markets. Looking to buy a home? The coronavirus that...

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Economic Report: The number of buyers who signed contracts on homes plummeted in December despite high demand
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Economic Report: The number of buyers who signed contracts on homes plummeted in December despite high demand

People are finding it hard to find homes to buy across the U. S. The numbers: The index of pending home sales decreased 4.9% in December from the...

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Personal Finance Daily: Here’s how to improve your credit score and mortgage rates fall to lowest level in months
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Personal Finance Daily: Here’s how to improve your credit score and mortgage rates fall to lowest level in months

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Don't miss these top stories: 'Her two adult sons claim that their deceased father had promised them the house would...

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NerdWallet: This is when leasing a car is actually the smartest option
Blog 2 months ago
NerdWallet: This is when leasing a car is actually the smartest option

To buy or to lease? This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that's 2 to 3...

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The Moneyist: How do I force my sister to buy my share in our family’s vacation property or sell it — without causing a bitter feud?
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The Moneyist: How do I force my sister to buy my share in our family’s vacation property or sell it — without causing a bitter feud?

How do I force my sister to buy my share in our family's vacation property or sell it - without causing a bitter feud? 'They had it logged without...

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‘Even two paychecks can only go so far.’ How skyrocketing child-care costs put aspiring home buyers in a bind
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‘Even two paychecks can only go so far.’ How skyrocketing child-care costs put aspiring home buyers in a bind

'Even two paychecks can only go so far.' How skyrocketing child-care costs put aspiring home buyers in a bind Families making under $1,500 a month...

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NerdWallet: 3 things we never expected to have to track down for our mortgage application
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NerdWallet: 3 things we never expected to have to track down for our mortgage application

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. When my husband and I put in an offer on a house in September 2019, I figured the hardest...

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The Conversation: Here’s the downside of making community college free
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The Conversation: Here’s the downside of making community college free

Policy makers and presidential hopefuls are having a spirited debate over whether the U. S. should offer free community college, free public...

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Retailers race to attract festive shoppers but consumers boycott brands that fail to deliver online
Blog 3 months ago
Retailers race to attract festive shoppers but consumers boycott brands that fail to deliver online

We've all had disappointing experiences buying gifts online. With Christmas just around the corner, a new survey shows some of the world's biggest...

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This is where rents have increased the most over the last decade. Hint: It’s NOT New York or San Francisco
Blog 3 months ago
This is where rents have increased the most over the last decade. Hint: It’s NOT New York or San Francisco

The most expensive rental markets aren't the ones that have seen the biggest growth since 2010. Feel like the rent's gotten too damn high? Then you...

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Next Avenue: How to combat work-from-home loneliness
Blog 3 months ago
Next Avenue: How to combat work-from-home loneliness

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the In Good Company Special Report. If you're hoping to work from home...

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Read this before you panic about a global coffee shortage
Blog 3 months ago
Read this before you panic about a global coffee shortage

The International Coffee Organization predicted worldwide coffee consumption would exceed production by 502,000 60-kilogram bags next year...

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Upgrade: We get $2,740 a month from Social Security and want a warm, friendly city near the ocean. Where should we retire?
Blog 3 months ago
Upgrade: We get $2,740 a month from Social Security and want a warm, friendly city near the ocean. Where should we retire?

I am 67 and retired, my wife is 64 and retired. Both of us are in pretty good health, but my wife has some COPD issues that a warmer, healthier...

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Explainomics: How to invest in real estate without buying a house
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Explainomics: How to invest in real estate without buying a house

Americans love investing in real estate. When asked their preferred way to invest money they won't need for more than 10 years, Americans' No. 1...

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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez unveil $180 billion plan to overhaul public housing through Green New Deal
Blog 4 months ago
Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez unveil $180 billion plan to overhaul public housing through Green New Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want to rehabilitate the country's housing stock as part of their proposed "Green New Deal."...

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Next Avenue: Fun jobs and volunteer posts with free perks for retirees
Blog 4 months ago
Next Avenue: Fun jobs and volunteer posts with free perks for retirees

There are plenty of opportunities and perks for retirees looking for seasonal work at places like Glacier National Park. This article is reprinted...

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Where Should I Retire?: I’ve got $4,000 a month to spend and am looking for a gay-friendly retirement city — where should I live?
Blog 4 months ago
Where Should I Retire?: I’ve got $4,000 a month to spend and am looking for a gay-friendly retirement city — where should I live?

I've got $4,000 a month to spend and am looking for a gay-friendly retirement city - where should I live? I plan on retiring in about 5-7 years...

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Autotrader: How to get a good deal on a car lease at the end of the year
Blog 4 months ago
Autotrader: How to get a good deal on a car lease at the end of the year

Leasing a car may be different than buying one in many ways, but there are similarities, too. This holds just as true in the closing months of the...

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Where Should I Retire?: I’m 59, have $2,500 a month to spend and want an artsy community near the ocean that’s not too hot. Where should I retire?
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Where Should I Retire?: I’m 59, have $2,500 a month to spend and want an artsy community near the ocean that’s not too hot. Where should I retire?

I'm 59, have $2,500 a month to spend and want an artsy community near the ocean that's not too hot. Where should I retire? I'm quickly closing in...

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Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon are putting billions of dollars toward affordable housing — but that money may be too little, too late
Blog 4 months ago
Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon are putting billions of dollars toward affordable housing — but that money may be too little, too late

Yelp's stock appears headed for its best one-day gain in a year Tech companies are funneling money to create affordable housing near where they are...

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The most tax-friendly U.S. state for retirees isn’t what you’d guess — and neither is the least tax-friendly
Blog 4 months ago
The most tax-friendly U.S. state for retirees isn’t what you’d guess — and neither is the least tax-friendly

The 2013 movie "Nebraska" starred Bruce Dern and June Squibb, directed by Alexander Payne. It's less taxing to retire to Wyoming. While retirees...

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Associated Press: Berlin agrees to five-year rent freeze
Blog 5 months ago
Associated Press: Berlin agrees to five-year rent freeze

BERLIN (AP) - Berlin's state Cabinet has agreed on a rent freeze for five years to counter rising rents in one of Germany's hottest real estate...

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How to buy toys for the kid who has everything — without relying on sponsored lists from Amazon or Walmart
Blog 5 months ago
How to buy toys for the kid who has everything — without relying on sponsored lists from Amazon or Walmart

Experts recommend asking the parent or caregiver how the child's interests may have changed over the last year. Holiday toy shoppers in search of...

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Next Avenue: Cities and states are putting out the welcome mat for remote workers
Blog 5 months ago
Next Avenue: Cities and states are putting out the welcome mat for remote workers

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Fed up with living in an expensive city or community? Eager to bring your stress level...

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