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NerdWallet: How to avoid holiday gift exchanges
Blog 2 days ago
NerdWallet: How to avoid holiday gift exchanges

Your college roommate. Your current roommate. Your book club. Your brunch crew. Your office secret Santa. Your cousins. Your siblings. Your parents...

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Gifts That Pay Off: How to buy gift cards for friends and family that won’t go to waste
Blog 6 days ago
Gifts That Pay Off: How to buy gift cards for friends and family that won’t go to waste

This story is part of a MarketWatch series, “Gifts that pay off,” that have a larger impact long after the holiday season has passed. Giving a gift...

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Love & Money: Real-estate firms are in an ‘arms race’ to shower rich kids with insane perks
Blog 1 week ago
Love & Money: Real-estate firms are in an ‘arms race’ to shower rich kids with insane perks

These amenities are nothing to kid about. Luxury real-estate developers in cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles are designing buildings with...

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Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive
Blog 2 weeks ago
Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive

Feel like your apartment’s walls are creeping in on you? You may not be imagining it. Since 2008, the average size of a newly-built rental...

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What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
Blog 3 weeks ago
What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

One of the newest Thanksgiving traditions: shopping. Americans are ready to score good deals and spend big money this holiday weekend. Three...

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7 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday
Blog 3 weeks ago
7 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is now giving Black Friday a run for its money in terms of consumer interest, but that doesn’t mean the deals are worth shopping. This...

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The Conversation: Black Friday: Why some of us love it and others positively loathe it
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Conversation: Black Friday: Why some of us love it and others positively loathe it

If the thought of taking part in the annual ritual of Black Friday gives you cold chills rather than a rush of excitement, you’re not alone. For...

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Tax Guy: How the new tax law affects vacation-home owners
Blog 3 weeks ago
Tax Guy: How the new tax law affects vacation-home owners

If you own a vacation home that you use for both rental and personal purposes, now is a good time to plan how to use it for the rest of this year...

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Grow: Why you shouldn’t leave your couch on Black Friday
Blog 3 weeks ago
Grow: Why you shouldn’t leave your couch on Black Friday

America’s favorite annual shopping event is just around the corner. Last year, more than 174 million Americans took part in the year’s busiest four...

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Amazon HQ2 could push 800 people into homelessness, economist says
Blog 3 weeks ago
Amazon HQ2 could push 800 people into homelessness, economist says

Amazon’s HQ2 is slated to bring 25,000 well-paying jobs to both New York City and Crystal City, but it’s also expected to push rents and home...

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What Amazon’s HQ2 means for taxpayers in New York and Virginia
Blog 4 weeks ago
What Amazon’s HQ2 means for taxpayers in New York and Virginia

Winning the bidding war for Amazon’s AMZN, second corporate headquarters came with a steep price tag — $3.4 billion. That’s the total amount in tax...

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NerdWallet: The road to homeownership: How I bought a home in Seattle
Blog 1 month ago
NerdWallet: The road to homeownership: How I bought a home in Seattle

Seattle’s housing market is finally starting to cool, and that’s good news for the hordes of young people who continue to flock to the Pacific...

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The Wall Street Journal: New York raids luxury condo building in crackdown on Airbnb rentals in one of largest actions to date
Blog 1 month ago
The Wall Street Journal: New York raids luxury condo building in crackdown on Airbnb rentals in one of largest actions to date

A team of New York City law-enforcement officers swarmed a Manhattan condominium last month, issuing 27 notices of violations for illegal hotel use...

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In the wake of #MeToo, relationships with co-workers have become even riskier
Blog 1 month ago
In the wake of #MeToo, relationships with co-workers have become even riskier

Many companies may not ban it, but workers still have plenty of reason to avoid an office romance like the plague. The employer, not the parties...

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Why the ‘Amazon effect’ on house prices may be muted in the chosen HQ2 cities
Blog 1 month ago
Why the ‘Amazon effect’ on house prices may be muted in the chosen HQ2 cities

As Amazon AMZN, closes in on selecting the location for its second headquarters, experts say property speculators to tread carefully. The company...

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Good luck snagging closing-down discounts at Lowe’s stores
Blog 1 month ago
Good luck snagging closing-down discounts at Lowe’s stores

Don’t expect to see a bonanza of heavy discounts at Lowe’s, despite the announcement that it’s closing over 50 stores. The Moorseville, N. C.-based...

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What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for house prices
Blog 1 month ago
What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for house prices

Having Amazon as a neighbor will result in very different consequences for homeowners and renters. Amazon has held “advanced discussions” about...

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Federal government: States won’t win fight to reverse $10,000 tax cap
Blog 1 month ago
Federal government: States won’t win fight to reverse $10,000 tax cap

Four Democratic-leaning states suing the Treasury Department over new tax deduction rules are picking a fight they’re never going to win, federal...

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Deep Dive: Bottom fishers, these stocks are within 5% of their 52-week lows
Blog 1 month ago
Deep Dive: Bottom fishers, these stocks are within 5% of their 52-week lows

Now that investors have suffered through October, it’s a good time to assess the stock-price action and decide whether it’s worth buying shares on...

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates slide as echoes of 2006 haunt the housing market
Blog 1 month ago
Economic Report: Mortgage rates slide as echoes of 2006 haunt the housing market

Mortgage rates slide as echoes of 2006 haunt the housing market ‘Not everything is coming up perfectly roses,’ says one housing-watcher A row of...

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Spoiler alert: REITS have outperformed stocks for the past 50 years
Blog 1 month ago
Spoiler alert: REITS have outperformed stocks for the past 50 years

As stock markets tumble around the world, here’s something your money guy may not have told you. No, stocks may not produce the best long term...

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Love & Money: Frozen eggs, student loans and other unexpected reasons to get a prenup
Blog 1 month ago
Love & Money: Frozen eggs, student loans and other unexpected reasons to get a prenup

It’s rare that a celebrity engagement or secret marriage passes through the tabloid headlines without some speculation as to whether the couple is...

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Love & Money: This couple never talks about money—and they never fight about it either
Blog 1 month ago
Love & Money: This couple never talks about money—and they never fight about it either

Michael Hayes, 60, an architect, and Jamie Brickhouse, 50, a writer, performer and owner of a speaking bureau, met in 1990. Jamie had been in New...

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NerdWallet: These are the best things to buy on Black Friday
Blog 1 month ago
NerdWallet: These are the best things to buy on Black Friday

With huge sales at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for...

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Grow: Need a holiday side job? Here’s where to look
Blog 1 month ago
Grow: Need a holiday side job? Here’s where to look

Trying to cover holiday expenses, save a little extra or maybe just spend less time with the family? Enter: the seasonal side gig. Retailers are...

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As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever
Blog 1 month ago
As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever

Best New Ideas in Money As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever New chapter in ‘tale of...

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NerdWallet: The big stores with the biggest bargains on Black Friday
Blog 1 month ago
NerdWallet: The big stores with the biggest bargains on Black Friday

Black Friday competition seems to get fiercer each year. Practically every retailer has an enticing sale, which can make choosing where to shop...

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More than one-third of homeowners are paying for renovations with credit cards
Blog 1 month ago
More than one-third of homeowners are paying for renovations with credit cards

Best New Ideas in Money More than one-third of homeowners are paying for renovations with credit cards How are you going to pay for that Home Depot...

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Tax Guy: 7 year-end tax planning strategies for small business owners
Blog 1 month ago
Tax Guy: 7 year-end tax planning strategies for small business owners

You still have time to significantly reduce your 2018 business income tax bill. Here are seven year-end moves to consider, taking into account...

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The Moneyist: My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage?
Blog 1 month ago
The Moneyist: My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage?

Best New Ideas In Money My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage? This woman appears to be planning an exit...

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