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Top real estate tips from the host of ‘Flipping Virgins’
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Top real estate tips from the host of ‘Flipping Virgins’

Egypt Sherrod has been doing things her way for more than two decades. At 18, she was the host of a jazz radio show. A year later, she became the...

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Children are going back to school in a heat wave and which Labor Day sales to avoid
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Children are going back to school in a heat wave and which Labor Day sales to avoid

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Which Labor Day sales to avoid (or approach...

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Which Labor Day sales to avoid (or approach with caution)
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Which Labor Day sales to avoid (or approach with caution)

When Americans aren’t busy firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue or hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, there’s a good chance they’ll be...

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Mortgage rates seesaw higher
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Mortgage rates seesaw higher

Rates for home loans crept higher as investors rotated out of safe-haven assets. But with the housing market seemingly out of steam, supportive...

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40% of Americans struggle to pay for one basic need like food, housing or health care
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40% of Americans struggle to pay for one basic need like food, housing or health care

Many people still struggle to pay bills — even for something as basic as food. That’s the difficult conclusion of a new report released Tuesday by...

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The road to homeownership: buying a house in Austin, Texas
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The road to homeownership: buying a house in Austin, Texas

This is reprinted by permission from. In this series, NerdWallet interviews new homeowners across the country about their unique homebuying...

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Want to buy a home? You might want to wait
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Want to buy a home? You might want to wait

Home buyers who exercise patience over the next couple years may be handsomely rewarded. In a survey of 100 real-estate economists and experts...

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Opinion: The hidden reason you can’t find a house to buy right now
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Opinion: The hidden reason you can’t find a house to buy right now

Welcome to 2018, where realtors are the new telemarketers: If you’re like me, you get a couple of calls a week, not looking to sell you a house,...

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September is a great time to get deals on these items
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September is a great time to get deals on these items

This is reprinted by permission from. Before you embark on fall shopping, consult our guide on what you should buy (and skip) in the month of...

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Why fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others and irony is back in style
Blog 5 months ago
Why fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others and irony is back in style

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are some of the day’s top stories to keep you entertained this weekend. Personal Finance John McCain is a war...

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Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why
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Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why

It’s an experience most of us have had when shopping in a store. You’re rifling through the sales rack in search of a bargain. You find a shirt and...

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This is how much money you need to make to afford rent in every state
Blog 5 months ago
This is how much money you need to make to afford rent in every state

The rule of thumb on how much a person should budget for rent is 25% to 30% of monthly income. But due to inflation in property values and surging...

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How to snag the best discounts before Sears closes more stores
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How to snag the best discounts before Sears closes more stores

Sears SHLD,-5.93% updated its list of Sears and Kmart locations closing next month but you should still walk, not run, to the stores for deals. On...

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Mortgage rates hit a four-month low as housing market stagnates
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Mortgage rates hit a four-month low as housing market stagnates

Istockphoto A sunny morning in a comfortable residential suburb. Rates for home loans declined for the third straight week, in line with the...

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REIT prices push higher despite the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases
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REIT prices push higher despite the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases

When interest rates rise, investors fear that income-producing investments such as bonds and real estate investment trusts (REITs) will fall...

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Existing-home sales tumble to a 2½-year low as buyers give up
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Existing-home sales tumble to a 2½-year low as buyers give up

Bloomberg News/Landov Prospective home buyers speak with a loan advisor and real estate agent while touring a house for sale. The National...

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Landlord discrimination is making the affordable housing crunch worse
Blog 5 months ago
Landlord discrimination is making the affordable housing crunch worse

Getty Images Condominium exterior in Bellevue, View of the balconies that offer tranquil views of the backyard area. Landlords frequently...

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This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs when you own a home
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This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs when you own a home

Owning a home doesn’t come cheap these days. Americans will have to spend nearly $9,400 in “hidden” costs to own and care for a median-priced home,...

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Opinion: Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business
Blog 5 months ago
Opinion: Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business

Companies everywhere, in every business, are paranoid about Amazon.com. This sort of paranoia is healthy for the long-term well-being of our...

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How to retire in your 30s or 40s—even if you have kids
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How to retire in your 30s or 40s—even if you have kids

This is reprinted by permission from. Retire early? “Sure,” you might say, “I could do that — if it weren’t for the kids.” But even with a full...

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U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 11-month low in August
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U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 11-month low in August

Getty Images People walk through the Oculus transportation hub and shopping mall in lower Manhattan on July 27, 2018 in New York City. The numbers:...

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The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover
Blog 5 months ago
The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover

In 2006, the New Yorker published a Malcolm Gladwell story headlined “” It profiled Murray Barr, an affable, mostly toothless homeless man who had...

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Why short-term health insurance is dirt cheap and Reddit got hacked because this common security measure didn’t work
Blog 5 months ago
Why short-term health insurance is dirt cheap and Reddit got hacked because this common security measure didn’t work

Hope you have a good weekend, MarketWatchers. Before you relax, don’t miss Friday’s top stories. Personal Finance Reddit got hacked because this...

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Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale
Blog 5 months ago
Buyers in expensive neighborhoods find more homes for sale

Home buyers in high-priced housing markets saw some relief in July, but it’s too early to tell whether that trend will continue. The inventory of...

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8 things you’re better off buying used
Blog 5 months ago
8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not...

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Zillow will offer property management tools to renters and landlords
Blog 5 months ago
Zillow will offer property management tools to renters and landlords

Zillow Group Inc. on Tuesday announced new tools that will allow renters and landlords to complete transactions online, following other recent...

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Keep back-to-school spending under control with these strategies
Blog 5 months ago
Keep back-to-school spending under control with these strategies

This is reprinted by permission from. Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists...

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The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth
Blog 6 months ago
The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth

Building wealth sounds like something that requires endless amounts of time that, let’s be honest, many of us just don’t have. But the reality is...

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Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst
Blog 6 months ago
Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst

There’s a split emerging in the U.S. housing market: Some are becoming more valuable than ever, while others struggle to emerge from the financial...

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Religious people spend less money on groceries
Blog 6 months ago
Religious people spend less money on groceries

Want to spend less money and make fewer purchases during your next trip to the grocery store? Go to church. The more religious people are, the...

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