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How to help your grown kids buy a home
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How to help your grown kids buy a home

This is reprinted by permission from. When responsible first-time home buyers need help buying a home, the family bank can sometimes lend a hand....

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Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters
Blog 9 months ago
Less than 20% of apartments are affordable for middle-income black renters

Millions of Americans rent because they can’t afford to buy. And many of those people struggle to pay the rent, new research suggests, more so if...

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NerdWallet: Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common
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NerdWallet: Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common

Not everyone hates their timeshare. These vacation properties can be worth it if you buy smart. Not everyone hates their timeshare. These vacation...

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Here’s where we want inequality — house prices
Blog 9 months ago
Here’s where we want inequality — house prices

When it comes to income and wealth, most people would say there should be less inequality. But what about housing? Online loan marketplace...

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Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?
Blog 9 months ago
Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?

Rates for home loans ticked down as the bond market moved sideways and the housing market made little headway. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing
Blog 9 months ago
Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing

Inequality could be good for housing markets. A, an online loan marketplace, examined the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas to determine how...

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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances
Blog 9 months ago
7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their...

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‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money
Blog 9 months ago
‘Real Housewives’ star gets real about money

Bethenny Frankel probably first appeared on your radar as the witty, candid “Real Housewives of New York” star known for her memorable one-liners (...

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How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs
Blog 9 months ago
How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs

This is reprinted by permission from. Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn’t afford. As we get more...

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Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home
Blog 9 months ago
Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home

We hope you had great Tuesdays, MarketWatchers! Here are your top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance All those lunchtime aerobics and...

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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities
Blog 9 months ago
Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities

This is reprinted by permission from. Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in...

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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends
Blog 9 months ago
More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends

This is reprinted by permission from. Homebuying will remain competitive from July through September, with the edge going to buyers who act fast....

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I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me
Blog 9 months ago
I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me

Dear Moneyist, I am a 47-year-old woman living in New Jersey. Currently, I own a duplex with a family member. My boyfriend and I had been looking...

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As Alaska’s famed frontier Blockbusters go dark there’s 1 store left in entire U.S.
Blog 9 months ago
As Alaska’s famed frontier Blockbusters go dark there’s 1 store left in entire U.S.

Alaska’s last two Blockbuster stores — community gathering spots and nostalgic tourist attractions that got a big plug from HBO’s John Oliver — are...

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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home
Blog 9 months ago
Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home

For renters who want to own their homes one day, the journey to build up enough savings for a down payment will be a long one. A new report from...

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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods
Blog 9 months ago
Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods

Last year, Airbnb partnered with the NAACP to help encourage more people of color to list their properties on the short-term rental site. The hope...

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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream
Blog 9 months ago
Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream

No avocado toast jokes here. Yes, a lot has been written already about the question of millennials and homeownership. But as a new report...

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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money
Blog 9 months ago
10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money

I consider myself to be one of the cheapest people on the planet. I wear socks until they are threadbare and underwear until the elastic is...

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Here’s a hedge for investors against inflated FAANG stocks
Blog 9 months ago
Here’s a hedge for investors against inflated FAANG stocks

The FAANG stocks have been dominant during the nine-year bull market. But that also means they may get more punished than the broader market when...

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My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there below the market rate
Blog 9 months ago
My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there below the market rate

Dear Moneyist, My husband has a very close relationship with his parents and they have been kind enough to help us over the years when financing...

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Where to buy your toys now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone
Blog 9 months ago
Where to buy your toys now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone

Toys “R” Us is officially closed, but kids will still want toys — and there are plenty more stores looking to offer their products. Companies in...

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How to make the best of all that credit-card junk mail and this canned rosé comes with its own hashtag
Blog 9 months ago
How to make the best of all that credit-card junk mail and this canned rosé comes with its own hashtag

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance One country is catching up with the U.S. as...

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How I got my landlord to lower my rent—and save me $2,400 over the next year
Blog 9 months ago
How I got my landlord to lower my rent—and save me $2,400 over the next year

Finding an affordable apartment is an agonizing and unavoidable experience every New York transplant must go through, and I’m no different. Since...

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This is how a janitor, a librarian, or a teacher can amass millions
Blog 9 months ago
This is how a janitor, a librarian, or a teacher can amass millions

With the right habits, anyone can become a millionaire, not just hotshot bankers, corporate CEOs and tech geniuses. There are plenty of unassuming...

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The rise of online banks and how Facebook and Google trick consumers into giving up privacy
Blog 10 months ago
The rise of online banks and how Facebook and Google trick consumers into giving up privacy

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Don’t forget to check out today’s top personal finance stories. Thursday’s...

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We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.
Blog 10 months ago
We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.

In May, sales of previously-owned homes slumped, the. The National Association of Realtors, which tracks those sales, pointed to the same culprit...

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Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?
Blog 10 months ago
Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?

Walmart WMT, +1.95% has long been criticized for its adverse impact on and, but new research indicates that the retail giant does benefit low...

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Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans
Blog 10 months ago
Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans

It’s hard to argue there are deep divisions between the so-called red and blue states in the U.S., but one thing seems to be bringing the country...

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My sister lent my father the down payment for his home and put her name on the mortgage — then he refinanced
Blog 10 months ago
My sister lent my father the down payment for his home and put her name on the mortgage — then he refinanced

Dear Moneyist, My sister lent our father the down payment to buy his home in Florida. Both their names were on the mortgage. After three years he...

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White House advances housing finance reform proposal
Blog 10 months ago
White House advances housing finance reform proposal

The Trump administration on Thursday released a proposal for the role of the government in housing finance, setting out a list of principles that...

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