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Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?
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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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Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common
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Happy timeshare owners have these 5 things in common

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare...

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Business is booming in this ‘socialist hellhole’ — just look at the skyline
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Business is booming in this ‘socialist hellhole’ — just look at the skyline

It’s no Dubai, but Seattle is king of cranes in the United States. For the third year in a row, the Emerald City has ridden the explosive growth of...

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Here’s where we want inequality — house prices
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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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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing
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Detroit has the country’s most unequal housing market—and that could be a good thing

Inequality could be good for housing markets. A new analysis from LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, examined the nation’s 50 largest...

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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances
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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
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‘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
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How to benefit from other people’s financial goofs

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

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Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home
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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
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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes...

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Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters
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Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters

Few American homeowners — or wannabe homeowners — think about the ease of the financial mechanism that delivers their white picket fence or...

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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends
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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Homebuying will remain competitive from July through September, with the edge going to...

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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
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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

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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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home
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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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What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day
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What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is highly anticipated for some online shoppers — but others might be better off waiting until the sounds of jingle bells are in...

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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods
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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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These are the retail brands that will be hurt most by Chinese tariffs
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These are the retail brands that will be hurt most by Chinese tariffs

Among the retailers and brands that could be most impacted from the proposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods are Best Buy Co. Inc.,...

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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream
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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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Here’s a hedge for investors against inflated FAANG stocks
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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
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My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there

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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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money
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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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Amazon takes Prime Day perks beyond e-commerce to drive traffic to Whole Foods stores
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Amazon takes Prime Day perks beyond e-commerce to drive traffic to Whole Foods stores

Amazon.com Inc.’s latest Prime Day perks further the e-commerce giant’s strategy of sending Prime members to all corners of the Amazon ecosystem,...

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Nordstrom shares slide after weak revenue guidance and analyst downgrade
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Nordstrom shares slide after weak revenue guidance and analyst downgrade

Nordstrom Inc. shares are down 5.3% in Tuesday trading after the department store retailer announced 2018 sales guidance that’s below the FactSet...

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Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, the back-to-school shopping season is already under way
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Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, the back-to-school shopping season is already under way

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day-related discounts are already in place ahead of the July 16 start of the shopping event, leading competing retailers to...

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How I got my landlord to lower my rent—and save me $2,400 over the next year
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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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Qatar fund buys New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million
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Qatar fund buys New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million

A fund controlled by the Gulf state of Qatar has emerged as a surprise buyer of New York’s famed Plaza Hotel, according to people familiar with the...

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Amazon Prime Day will take a bite out of the food sector as Whole Foods is included
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Amazon Prime Day will take a bite out of the food sector as Whole Foods is included

Amazon.com Inc. is including Whole Foods Market in its annual Prime Day shopping event this year, a move that will put pressure on grocers along...

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Some Whole Foods employees, suppliers chafe under Amazon
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Some Whole Foods employees, suppliers chafe under Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole...

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Investors look to the second half of 2018 expecting growth—amid rising uncertainties
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Investors look to the second half of 2018 expecting growth—amid rising uncertainties

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE As went the first six months, so go the next? See full story. Mexico’s presidential election: Investors need to know these...

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Have a Citi credit card? You may be getting some money back
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Have a Citi credit card? You may be getting some money back

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Citi settled with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection over failure to adjust cardholders’ interest rates See full...

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