Personal Finance

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13 Serious Ways to Save on Back-to-School Spending and 8 Top Destinations

Each year's back-to-school shopping season acts like a mini-Christmas and mini-holiday season in August for retailers. While it is a fraction of total retail versus the holidays, the wave of ...
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Did You Just Buy a Fake at eBay?

The number of counterfeit and fake items buyers have received from eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) sellers totals more than 400,000 listed or sold, according to a recent report. The online ...
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Wyoming Most Expensive Place to Own a Car

The cost of car ownership barely begins with the purchase cost and the monthly payments. Add to that fuel, registration, insurance and maintenance costs and the total cost of car ...
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10 Alternative Investments Outside of Stocks and Bonds

Investors in 2016 have to be scratching their heads when it comes to where to invest. The trend has been set for years now that investing in Treasury notes and ...
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DNC’s Hacked Email Server Tops List of New Data Breaches

It's hard to say exactly where the theft of some 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) fits into the total number of 538 data breaches so far recorded ...
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The Real Cost of Leasing Versus Buying a Car

A glance at the newspaper or a quick click to a local car dealer's website reveals a dizzying array of promotions and offers designed to entice consumers onto the dealer's ...
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Say the Magic Words, Win the Bidding on That House You Want

One of the reasons that home prices have been rising nearly every month in nearly every state is that the inventory of affordable houses is not keeping up with demand. ...
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As Powerball Lottery Nears $400 Million, What Not to Do If You Win

The Powerball lottery just keeps on rolling higher and higher this summer. Mega Millions crossed over the $500 million mark in recent weeks, and now we have the Powerball lottery ...
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Get Ready for Another Record T206 Honus Wagner Sale Price in 2016

The years of 2015 and 2016 are bringing record sales prices for sports collectibles, particularly for the area of high-end baseball cards. If there is one sports card that captures the ...
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As the Powerball Lottery Hits $361 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

Earlier in July, the Mega Millions Lottery crossed over the $500 million mark. Now the Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday, July 20, is up to $361 million. The cash value is ...
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Exposed Government, Medical Records Total More Than 10 Million in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 522 data breaches recorded this year through July 12, 2016, and that nearly 13 million ...
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An $85,000 Wreck of a House for Sale in Elkhart

There is a house for sale in Elkhart, Illinois, that could be either fixed up or torn down. Based on the state of 750 500th Ave., it is a coin toss. ...
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A $120,000 Mansion for Sale in Indiana

Real estate in Indiana is cheap for the most part, compared to New York, Connecticut and California. Cheap, however has a new meaning in the Midwest state. There is a ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Fall Again, Applications Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its latest report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 7.2% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Freddie Mac Sees Home Prices Rising in 2016 and 2017, Driven by GDP and Low Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac has issued its monthly outlook for July, with a focus on what has driven down mortgage rates. It also showed how this is expected to drive home prices ...
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