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5 Ways to Get Rich in Real Estate

One reason people think that it's easy to get rich by buying, selling and renting real estate is that no one is making more of it. Manhattan Island is not ...
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10 Fastest-Selling Used Cars

Used car prices are going up. In the second quarter of this year, the average price of a used vehicle was $19,227, some 2.1% higher than in the second quarter ...
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43% of Americans Carry Credit-Card Debt for at Least 2 Years

About 29 million people, or 43%, who have been carrying credit-card debt have had a balance for at least two years, according to a new study by CreditCards.com, raising concerns ...
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Global High Net Worth Individuals Are on the Way to $100 Trillion in Assets

The rich may get richer, but these days it seems that every group of people is doing better since the recession. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked several reports on growth, ...
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Are Millennials About to Flood Home-Buying Market?

Millennials, now entering their first-home-buying years, will purchase homes in greater numbers than their older peers in Generation X or the baby boom. But it will take millennials longer to ...
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Will Tax Reform Help or Hurt Charitable Donations and Religious Donations?

Without surprise, both sides of the aisle have issued their own heated opinions about the new Republican tax proposal with President Trump. There are some obvious issues in the current ...
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Why Massachusetts Is First in Financial Literacy

Massachusetts is the most financially literate state, based on a study by WalletHub that evaluated all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their financial savviness. Northeastern states occupy ...
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The Best and Worst Customer Service in the Banking Industry

Retail banking (checking and savings accounts and personal loans) enjoyed a fairly high level of customer satisfaction last year, but that doesn't apply across the board to banks of all ...
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What Adding Alexa to Its Music App Gives Amazon

A popular feature of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Alexa voice-control software on the company's Echo and Echo Dot devices is its ability to understand commands to play music. Amazon has ...
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Frequent Overdrafters Hold 9% of All Accounts, Pay 79% of Overdraft Fees

Frequent overdrafters at banks account for 9% of all accounts but paid 79% of all overdraft and not sufficient fund (NSF) fees, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer ...
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2017 Data Breaches Up 23% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 1,022 data breaches recorded this year through September 21 and that more than 163 million ...
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What to Do to Minimize the Impact of the Equifax Breach on Your Ability to Get a Mortgage

The sheer scale of the recently disclosed data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) makes it one of the worst data breaches ever. Add to that the ...
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1.9 Billion Records Breached in First Half of 2017, 122 Records per Second

The data breach at credit reporting firm Equifax has grabbed a lot of headlines in the past few weeks, but not even counting the 143 million personally identifiable records exposed ...
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How Long American Workers Stay at Their Jobs

As the U.S. economy has improved over the past several years, the median number of years an American worker has stayed at one job has declined from a recent peak ...
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How to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Breach

If you are among the nearly half of Americans who could be affected by the data breach at Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) it is important to take some action to ...
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