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Race and Gender Effects of Student Loan Debt

According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt totaled $1.438 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up by $32 billion compared ...
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US Incomes, Wealth Increased Most Among the Wealthy

Median family income rose 2.9% for American households in 2014. For households in the 95th percentile, the increase was double that at 5.8%. Median wealth rose 12%, and wealth increased ...
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8 Reasons You Might Not Be Able to Sell Your House

When you're preparing to sell your house, your aim should be to avoid giving a potential buyer a reason not to make an offer. In many cases, this is a ...
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Data Breaches Remain Well Above 2016 Record Pace

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 538 data breaches recorded this year through May 3 and that more than 9.8 million ...
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4 New Rules for Home Sellers

There's not much argument that sellers have an advantage in today's housing market. That doesn't mean that all a seller has to do is stick a For Sale sign in ...
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Wal-Mart’s No-Interest Financing Plan Is a Good Deal for Consumers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has done something different for its customers who have either a Walmart Credit Card or a Walmart Mastercard Credit Card. The world's largest retailer is ...
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Wal-Mart Offers New No-Interest Financing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has done something different for its customers who have either a Walmart Credit Card or a Walmart Mastercard Credit Card. The world's largest retailer is ...
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8 Real-Life Investing Lessons From Star Wars on May the 4th

It's May the 4th, making it the official Star Wars Day. It turns out that there may be at least some wisdom in movies. Though Star Wars is science fiction, and ...
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Why Renters Are Moving to the Suburbs

The number of renters is growing faster in the suburbs of 19 of 20 U.S. cities than in the cities themselves, according to a recent report from researchers at RENTCafé. ...
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The 10 Cities Where Tech Salaries Stretch Furthest

Jobs in high technology generally pay very well. A recent story at Bloomberg News noted that of the 25 top-paying U.S. jobs, 11 were in the tech industry. The U.S. ...
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Negative Reviews on Social Media Drive 88% of Consumers to a Competitor

Online shopping is taking a severe toll on the brick-and-mortar retail business. However, the convenience of online shopping, both for consumers and retailers, remains a fragile process that can easily ...
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7 Signs of a Desperate Home Seller

When we read about real estate sales these days, most of the news centers on how little inventory there is and how homes for sale are practically flying off the ...
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Data Breaches Top 500 to Date in 2017

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 516 data breaches recorded this year through April 25 and that nearly 9.3 million records ...
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Speak Up, Your Digital Devices Want to Hear From You

Voice-activated devices like smartphones, tablets and digital home assistants get a lot of attention and, in the case of smartphones at least, a lot of use. Overall, 76% of U.S. ...
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Wal-Mart Cuts Money Transfer Fees

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced Wednesday morning that it is cutting fees beginning today on its Walmart2Walmart money transfer service. Next month the company plans to introduce another transfer ...
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