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Upgrade: 4 gorgeous beach towns where you can comfortably retire on $40,000 a year
Blog 3 months ago
Upgrade: 4 gorgeous beach towns where you can comfortably retire on $40,000 a year

Beachin' on a budget. MarketWatch looked at beach towns across America, where the overall cost of living was significantly below average, housing...

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NerdWallet: What’s not covered by credit card rental car insurance
Blog 3 months ago
NerdWallet: What’s not covered by credit card rental car insurance

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. When you decline coverage at a rental car agency in favor of the protection your credit...

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This is the country’s most popular rental market
Blog 4 months ago
This is the country’s most popular rental market

This could be your commute to work if you move to the country's most popular rental market. Renters these days are blown away by the Windy City. To...

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What it’s like to pay back student debt in one of the most expensive places in the country
Blog 4 months ago
What it’s like to pay back student debt in one of the most expensive places in the country

The $1.5 trillion in outstanding student debt touches the lives of 44 million Americans in all corners of the country. But what's it like to manage...

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NerdWallet: This restaurant server started saving at 17 and paid cash for a Vegas condo
Blog 4 months ago
NerdWallet: This restaurant server started saving at 17 and paid cash for a Vegas condo

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

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The Moneyist: My sister moved into my apartment and now wants half my stuff
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The Moneyist: My sister moved into my apartment and now wants half my stuff

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 have...

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Rent the Runway targets girls aged 3 to 12 — will this create a generation of entitled kids obsessed with designer labels?
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Rent the Runway targets girls aged 3 to 12 — will this create a generation of entitled kids obsessed with designer labels?

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

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The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis
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The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis

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

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Credit.com: Some lenders are giving second-chance loans to those with bad credit
Blog 5 months ago
Credit.com: Some lenders are giving second-chance loans to those with bad credit

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

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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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Should you buy a fixer-upper home? It depends
Blog 10 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 10 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
Blog 10 months ago
‘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
Blog 10 months ago
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 10 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 10 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
Blog 10 months ago
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 10 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
Blog 10 months ago
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 10 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 11 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 11 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
Blog 11 months ago
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?
Blog 11 months ago
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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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