Personal Finance

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San Francisco Best US City to Build Wealth

If you want to get rich, San Francisco is the top choice among U.S. cities to help you reach your goal. And by getting rich we don't mean just high ...
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Q3 Mortgage Fraud Risk Declines Slightly

The national mortgage application fraud risk index dropped from 113 in the second quarter of 2016 to 108 in the third quarter, according to researchers at CoreLogic. The first quarter's ...
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America’s Most Stressed and Relaxed Cities

According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, one in four Americans reports being highly stressed. The most-often cited sources of that stress are money -- not enough ...
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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT

Chevy Offers $11,000 Discount to Move Silverado

The past month or so has been the best time in eight years to buy a pickup — and, as predicted, it looks as if the time is getting even ...
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Is Now a Good Time to Shop for a Mortgage?

When people go out shopping for a new house, either a first home or a move-up, they can get pretty picky about some details: does the bathroom have double sinks, ...
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First-Time Home Buyers Expected to Top 50% in 2017

Home sellers and buyers are already looking forward to next year, and that's probably a good thing, based on the results of a survey of prospective home buyers completed last ...
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As Powerball Lottery Hits $151 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

The Powerball jackpot has quietly risen to $151 million, and the drawing is set for Saturday, October 22, 2016. While this $151 million is an annuity value, the discounted cash ...
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Data Breaches Up 20% to Date in 2016

The issue of voter security and potential vote fraud have been swirling as the political campaigning approaches the November 8 election day. Charges of potentially large voting fraud have led ...
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Why Teenagers Crash Cars

The week of October 16 through 22 is AAA's National Teen Driver Safety Week. The observance is far from trivial. According to AAA, motor vehicle crashes are leading cause of ...
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credit cards

It May Take 26 Years for Some Americans to Pay Debt

Americans' credit card debt is on track to top $1 trillion by the end of this year. The average household debt currently sits at around $7,800 and needs only to ...
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Why Americans Are Limiting Their Spending

Since 2014, a relatively stable 65% of Americans say they are limiting their spending. But with incomes once more on the rise (up 5.2% in 2015), the reason that the ...
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Wizard of Oz

Latest Kickstarter: Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

Is there a more famous pair of shoes than the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz?" We can't think of any. The sequined ...
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10 States with the Savviest Used Car Buyers

With U.S. new car prices averaging about $34,000, an average family would need an annual income of around $90,000 to afford an average new car. The most recent report on ...
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Lego Christmas Tree

Amazon’s $1,685.69 Christmas Tree

With two weeks to go until Halloween, it's not too early to begin your search for the perfect Christmas tree. Is it? If it's not, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has ...
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8 Tips for Making an Acceptable Offer on the Home You Want

Unlike Vito Corleone, you are unlikely to make an offer to a home seller that can't be refused. There are limits after all. That does not mean, however, that you ...
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