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Mortgage rates hit 6-week high with housing market at a crossroad
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Mortgage rates hit 6-week high with housing market at a crossroad

Getty Images HUD Secretary Ben Carson: a friend of inclusionary zoning? Rates for home loans rose to a six-week high as upbeat economic data and a...

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How I live in New York City on 24k a year
Blog 6 months ago
How I live in New York City on 24k a year

It may sound romantic to be a writer in NYC—cue scene of Carrie Bradshaw typing away in her unrealistically nice apartment—but the reality is, it’s...

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Opinion: Take care about paying off the mortgage
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Opinion: Take care about paying off the mortgage

Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A booming economy, interests rates finally rising, and tax cuts creating more disposable income have. However, recessions...

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My fiancé postponed our wedding, secretly bought a house—and said I could pay rent
Blog 6 months ago
My fiancé postponed our wedding, secretly bought a house—and said I could pay rent

Dear Moneyist, I have never been married or bought a home before. The guy I am with said we would marry on April 18. He then decided to delay and...

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Retirement isn’t a permanent vacation: Don’t spend your free time spending
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Retirement isn’t a permanent vacation: Don’t spend your free time spending

When you retire, you enjoy long days with lots of free time. Just make sure shopping—and spending excessively—doesn’t fill the void. If you’re...

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Opinion: Millennials have the Social Security blues — and more retirement news
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Opinion: Millennials have the Social Security blues — and more retirement news

Retirement news you might have missed while trying to take a summer break: More chances to save? If you’re like most folks, you haven’t saved...

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The road to homeownership: a house near the beach in Capitola, Calif.
Blog 6 months ago
The road to homeownership: a house near the beach in Capitola, Calif.

This is reprinted by permission from. For some, living near the beach is a dream. At least it was for Sandy Martinelli, a product manager at eBay...

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The cost of buying a home is rising three times faster than the cost to rent
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The cost of buying a home is rising three times faster than the cost to rent

As the monthly cost of buying a home continues to trudge upwards, renting is becoming a more affordable option across much of the U.S. The monthly...

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Warren Buffett is having trouble selling his house — how you can avoid that same fate
Blog 6 months ago
Warren Buffett is having trouble selling his house — how you can avoid that same fate

Homeowners on the West Coast typically won’t have much trouble off-loading their properties in today’s market. Unless, apparently, they’re Warren...

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Warren Buffett drops price on Laguna Beach house after more than a year on the market
Blog 6 months ago
Warren Buffett drops price on Laguna Beach house after more than a year on the market

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is slashing the price of his California beach house to $7.9 million, after putting it on the market for $11...

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The road to homeownership: buying a house in Cincinnati
Blog 6 months ago
The road to homeownership: buying a house in Cincinnati

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

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Top real estate tips from the host of ‘Flipping Virgins’
Blog 6 months ago
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)
Blog 6 months ago
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
Blog 6 months ago
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
Blog 6 months ago
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
Blog 7 months ago
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
Blog 7 months ago
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 7 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
Blog 7 months ago
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 7 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
Blog 7 months ago
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
Blog 7 months ago
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
Blog 7 months ago
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
Blog 7 months ago
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 7 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
Blog 7 months ago
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 7 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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