Personal Finance

107 Million Americans Will Travel for Holidays

More than 107 million Americans will drive, fly or use other means of transportation to travel this holiday season. That's an increase of 3.1% year over year and marks the ...
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10 Great and Easy Holiday Gifts for Investors, Traders and Personal Finance in 2017

It's the holiday season and there is a mad rush to get people what they want for the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, there are still many gifts ...
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Do You Really Need to Pay the Price for Premium Gasoline?

Pump prices for gasoline have risen for several months now as the production cuts instituted by OPEC and its partners have begun to force consuming nations to draw down oversupplied ...
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Average US Credit Card Debt at $15,564

Among the nearly half of U.S. households with credit card balances outstanding, the average debt is $15,564. Total U.S. credit card debt was $905 billion. All U.S. household debt totals ...
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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early — and Why to Do It

Most of us dream of the day that our home mortgage will be paid off and we'll have all that extra cash to spend on the things we have always ...
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2017 Data Breaches Up 18% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 1,222 data breaches recorded this year through December 6 and that more than 172 million ...
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CoreLogic October Home Price Index Soars 7% for Second Straight Month

U.S. home prices rose 7% in October compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 4.7%, more in ...
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Meghan Markle’s Toronto Bungalow Will Soon Be on the Market

Even if you don't follow closely the adventures of Britain's royal family, it's pretty hard to miss the news when one of the royals makes a life-changing decision. That's what ...
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4 Game-Changing Real Estate Trends for 2018

As 2017 winds down, we start looking ahead to the new year and what it may have in store for consumers and, in this case, home buyers. This year has ...
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Bitcoin Exchanges Get Federal OK

The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Friday morning approved proposals by CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) to list bitcoin futures and provide a regulated trading platform for the cryptocurrency ...
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2017 Data Breaches Tops 1,200 Incidents

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 1,202 data breaches recorded this year through November 29 and that more than 172 million ...
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Cyber Monday On Track for Biggest Ever US Online Shopping Day

As of 10:00 a.m. ET Cyber Monday morning, U.S. e-commerce sales totaled $840 million, an increase of 16.9% year over year. Traffic was up 12%, more than double the season-to-date ...
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7 Things Home Buyers Need to Know About Short Sales

When the housing market collapsed 10 years ago, hundreds of thousands of homeowners discovered that their homes were worth less than the mortgage they had left to pay on the ...
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Is Bitcoin’s Climb to $10,000 a Good Thing?

Less than two weeks ago, the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin posted a high of more than $7,600. In early trading Monday morning, Bitcoin traded above $9,700 before dipping to below ...
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Nearly 500 Websites Track Your Every Keystroke

According to new research from Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (CTIP), at least 482 of the world's top 50,000 websites use a technology called "session replay scripts" to ...
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