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What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales
Blog 2 days ago
What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales

Some bargains during Presidents' Day are too good to be true. With their refund checks in hand, many shopper will be looking to hit the stores...

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Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever — when does it make sense?
Blog 5 days ago
Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever — when does it make sense?

Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever - when does it make sense? Why buy when you can rent? Ikea is one of many retailers testing...

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Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 — why that’s a cause for concern
Blog 6 days ago
Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 — why that’s a cause for concern

Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 - why that's a cause for concern Americans appear to have less demand for new...

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Next Avenue: What to know before buying a condo for retirement
Blog 6 days ago
Next Avenue: What to know before buying a condo for retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When Marsh Williams and his wife, Carol, of Columbus, Ohio, wanted to buy a low...

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Will a blockbuster year for tech IPOs lead to even higher home prices for San Francisco?
Blog 1 week ago
Will a blockbuster year for tech IPOs lead to even higher home prices for San Francisco?

Buying a home in a neighborhood like this one in Palo Alto, Calif., could get a whole lot more expensive thanks to a slew of tech companies...

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So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?
Blog 2 weeks ago
So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?

The Federal Reserve isn’t raising interest rates this month — meaning that some consumers can breathe a sigh of relief. Fed officials said...

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TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break
Blog 3 weeks ago
TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has created a new tax break that dangles the potential of a 0% capital-gains tax on certain investments in economically...

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Residents of Philadelphia found a novel way around the city’s ‘unpopular’ soda tax
Blog 1 month ago
Residents of Philadelphia found a novel way around the city’s ‘unpopular’ soda tax

Nearly two years on, the verdict is in on Philadelphia’s “soda tax.” The tax, justified as a kind of “sin tax” in the national war on obesity, did...

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Do drug treatment facilities really lower property values? Finally, an answer
Blog 1 month ago
Do drug treatment facilities really lower property values? Finally, an answer

As the opioid crisis rages on, those affected struggle to find treatment. One potential reason? People don’t want rehab centers in their backyards....

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Judge halts NYC’s crackdown on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms
Blog 1 month ago
Judge halts NYC’s crackdown on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms

A Manhattan federal judge shot down New York City’s attempted crackdown on Airbnb on Thursday with a ruling claiming the city ran afoul of the...

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What NOT to buy during post-Christmas and end-of-year sales
Blog 1 month ago
What NOT to buy during post-Christmas and end-of-year sales

While the holidays are drawing to a close, it’s still a decent time to find a deal as many retailers promote sales to move merchandise off their...

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In One Chart: This is the most expensive city to buy holiday gifts this holiday season
Blog 1 month ago
In One Chart: This is the most expensive city to buy holiday gifts this holiday season

From a Santa Claus’ suit to Christmas tree trimmings, the color red is all over the place this time of year — and renters might know that...

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Where to do last-minute toy shopping now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone
Blog 2 months ago
Where to do last-minute toy shopping now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone

Without Toys “R” Us, some parents are finding that last-minute toy shopping isn’t all fun and games this holiday season. Around 61% of holiday...

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In some of the country’s most expensive cities, rent prices are starting to do something unexpected
Blog 2 months ago
In some of the country’s most expensive cities, rent prices are starting to do something unexpected

In cities like Seattle, the rent has indeed gotten too damn high — so high, in fact, that prices have flattened. Rent prices in Seattle, the...

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NerdWallet: Your days of itemizing tax deductions might be over
Blog 2 months ago
NerdWallet: Your days of itemizing tax deductions might be over

Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time...

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Grow: Know these 12 rules for giving gifts at the office
Blog 2 months ago
Grow: Know these 12 rules for giving gifts at the office

The potential for awkwardness runs high when it comes to exchanging holiday gifts with co-workers. How much is too much—or too little—to spend?...

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Moneyish: You can get Möet & Chandon champagne for $25 a pop at these vending machines
Blog 2 months ago
Moneyish: You can get Möet & Chandon champagne for $25 a pop at these vending machines

This coin-op is ready to pop. The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel is debuting a Möet & Chandon champagne vending machine on National Champagne Day,...

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Retirement Weekly: Are you cut out to live in a gated community?
Blog 2 months ago
Retirement Weekly: Are you cut out to live in a gated community?

For full access, Log in or and get 4 weeks free! Years ago, you’d visit your grandparents in a gated community and think, “I’d never want to live...

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Which Americans have improved their well-being most since 2008? Hint: It’s not white men
Blog 2 months ago
Which Americans have improved their well-being most since 2008? Hint: It’s not white men

Most Americans are better off today than they were a decade ago. But for some, the improvements to their well-being have been especially notable....

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NerdWallet: How to avoid holiday gift exchanges
Blog 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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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