Personal Finance - Page 2

10 Best New Car Deals for March

Automakers have an inventory problem. They have a total of 4.1 million new cars they'd really like to sell, and if you're looking for passenger car, now could be a ...
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Credit Card Debt Tops $15,000 in More Than Half of US Households

U.S. households added a total of $226 billion in debt during the fourth quarter of 2016, with credit card balances rising by 4.3%, the largest increase for any type of ...
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Will Northeast Blizzard Cost US Economy $3 Billion?

The winter storm currently forecast to hit the Northeast states later Monday could dump up to a foot and a half of snow accompanied by gusting winds that could bring ...
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Living Can Be Cheap — and Boring — in Small Towns, but Here Are 10 Worth Considering

Everyone who has ever lived in a big city remembers at least one time — or more likely, dozens of times — when they thought they should just pack it ...
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Favorite City of the Super-Rich? London

If you have net investable assets of at least $30 million, you also have an acronym: UHNWI, or ultra-high net worth individual. And if given a choice of where to live, ...
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Nevada, Florida, Illinois Have Most Underwater Mortgages

Of some 48 million mortgaged residential properties in the United States at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, approximately 3.2 million (6.2%) are properties where the mortgage amount ...
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11 New Cars That Buyers Can’t Wait to Get Rid Of

On average, a new car buyer in the United States keeps the car for more than 11 years. It is rare for any buyer to turn around and sell that ...
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US Credit Card Debt Nears $1 Trillion at End of 2016

Americans added $60.4 billion to their credit card debt in the fourth quarter of 2016, the largest fourth-quarter debt increase since 2007. For the full year, U.S. consumers added $89.2 ...
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New Hiring Rate Strongest in 18 Months, Led by Oil & Gas Industry

New hiring in the months of January and February was the strongest for a two-month period since August and September of 2015, according to a new report on hiring released ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Move Higher Anticipating FOMC Rate Hike

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 3.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Student Loans Help Pay for the Beer and Bikinis of Spring Break

Have you ever wondered how cash-strapped college students manage to pay for those spring break trips to sunnier climes? After all, plane tickets, lodging, meals, adult beverages — all these ...
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US Drivers Remain Wary of Self-Driving Cars

While U.S. drivers remain overwhelmingly reluctant to ride in a self-driving (autonomous) car, more than half (59%) would welcome autonomous driving features in their next car. Americans want self-driving technology, but ...
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January Home Prices Rise Most in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and South Dakota

Home prices in the United States rose for the 60th consecutive month in January. Compared with January of 2016, home prices rose 6.9%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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Connected Home Technology Still Limited to Early Adopters

Only about one in 10 respondents to a Gartner survey are currently using connected home technology. Home security alarm systems have nearly doubled (18%) the adoption rate of newer technologies such ...
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Taxes

How Americans Plan to Spend Their Tax Refunds

Nearly half of American taxpayers can expect a tax refund in any given year. How they intend to spend that windfall may surprise you. Just 6% of U.S. adults who expect ...
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