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The Moneyist: I want my son to receive half of my marital property and my husband’s two children to receive the other 50%
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The Moneyist: I want my son to receive half of my marital property and my husband’s two children to receive the other 50%

MarketWatch is pleased to bring you Barron's. You can enjoy full access to Barron's coverage on MarketWatch with a Barron's subscription. I...

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The Conversation: Here’s why black families have struggled for decades to gain wealth
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The Conversation: Here’s why black families have struggled for decades to gain wealth

MarketWatch is pleased to bring you Barron's. You can enjoy full access to Barron's coverage on MarketWatch with a Barron's subscription. A mother...

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Tax Guy: What real estate investors need to know about tax law changes — including the potential downsides
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Tax Guy: What real estate investors need to know about tax law changes — including the potential downsides

What real estate investors need to know about tax law changes - including the potential downsides Here's what real estate investors need to know...

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What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales
Blog 5 months 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?
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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
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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
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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?
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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 5 months 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
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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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Should you buy a fixer-upper home? It depends
Blog 9 months ago
Should you buy a fixer-upper home? It depends

Buying fixer-upper homes is currently a popular investment in the housing market, especially since lower-priced houses increase housing confidence...

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This is how the boomer generation will influence retirement homes
Blog 9 months ago
This is how the boomer generation will influence retirement homes

This article is reprinted by permission from. It is part of the. For a glimpse into the future of retirement communities and — pardon the odious...

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‘This will negatively impact home values’—California parents oppose plan to build affordable housing for teachers
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‘This will negatively impact home values’—California parents oppose plan to build affordable housing for teachers

Residents in San Jose, Calif., are fighting a plan the school district is exploring to relocate two schools to a new site and build affordable...

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Opinion: Thinking of being a landlord in retirement? These tools could make it easier
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Opinion: Thinking of being a landlord in retirement? These tools could make it easier

What were once thought of as the golden years are under increasing threat from rising health care costs, to the end of the pension system, to the...

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Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home
Blog 9 months ago
Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home

Homes that were foreclosed on during the recession are rising in value at a breakneck pace, much faster than the typical U.S. home. The median...

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The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight
Blog 9 months ago
The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight

More Americans appear to be spending. And as one Reddit user discovered, living that way for too long can make it difficult to get back on track....

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Here’s one way to avoid wasting time dealing with customer service
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Here’s one way to avoid wasting time dealing with customer service

This is reprinted by permission from. You’ve heard of calling, emailing and even live chatting customer support. But what about text messaging a...

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My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’
Blog 9 months ago
My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’

Dear Moneyist, My home is finally selling after a divorce some years ago. I will clear just enough profit to potentially make a down payment to...

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Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close
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Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close

Getty Images A 'SOLD' sign is visible atop a realtor's 'FOR SALE' sign in front of a house in Park Ridge, Illinois. The numbers: U.S. pending home...

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A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners
Blog 9 months ago
A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners

Maria Landi, a 75-year-old retired insurance specialist, and her husband John, had been making payments on their East Brunswick, New Jersey home...

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Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property
Blog 9 months ago
Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property

Though they still represent just a small fraction of the housing market thus far, Generation Z home buyers are different from their older peers....

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My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?
Blog 9 months ago
My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?

Dear Moneyist, My mother is retired and lives in Florida. She still owes money on her home. Five years ago her boyfriend Jerry moved in with her....

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Elizabeth Warren proposes legislation for affordable housing crisis
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Elizabeth Warren proposes legislation for affordable housing crisis

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday introduced legislation to address the affordable housing gap. The bill, called the American...

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My uncle with dementia needs long-term care—should I refinance his house?
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My uncle with dementia needs long-term care—should I refinance his house?

Dear Moneyist, I wrote to you about my uncle who is suffering with dementia. I wondered whether I should pay off his mortgage before he can no...

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What’s my tax situation if I convert a rental property to a personal residence?
Blog 9 months ago
What’s my tax situation if I convert a rental property to a personal residence?

Free Preview For full access, Log in or Subscribe Now and get 4 weeks free! Q: I have a rental house that my wife and I are planning to make my...

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My late partner left me with survivorship rights on our home, but her son wants to charge me rent
Blog 10 months ago
My late partner left me with survivorship rights on our home, but her son wants to charge me rent

Dear Moneyist, Over five years ago I lost my life partner Jane to cancer. We never married, but lived together for over 25 years. Her adult son ...

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How to get a discount even if there’s no sale
Blog 10 months ago
How to get a discount even if there’s no sale

This is reprinted by permission from. If you don’t see a sale sign, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a deal. Here are four ways you could the next...

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This is why Americans are losing confidence in the housing market
Blog 10 months ago
This is why Americans are losing confidence in the housing market

Owning a home was once a time-honored life milestone. Buying real estate was simply what you did as an adult in America, and for many people...

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Accidental landlords — an unwelcome consequence of the housing market shock
Blog 10 months ago
Accidental landlords — an unwelcome consequence of the housing market shock

During the bubble years of the mid-2000s, Americans were encouraged, often inappropriately, to become homeowners. As prices spiraled unsustainably...

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My stepmother wants to put her name on the deed of my late father’s house, then she says she’ll split it
Blog 10 months ago
My stepmother wants to put her name on the deed of my late father’s house, then she says she’ll split it

Dear Moneyist, My parents got divorced when I was young and my dad remarried someone and they got a house together, but my dad never put her on the...

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