Personal Finance

$12 Million Jackie Gleason Home Is Week’s Most Viewed

An 8-acre estate complete with a main house and two outbuildings is located on the market in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York for $12 million. The property once belonged ...
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Most US Car Trips Less Than 6 Miles

The U.S. Department of Energy posted its Fact of the Week on Monday and it might be quite a surprise. The majority (59.4%) of one-way household trips are less than ...
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Dodge These 5 Mistakes to Avoid Getting Rejected for a Mortgage

Screwing up the courage--not to say amassing a big pile of cash for a down payment--to apply for a mortgage is a daunting task. First-time buyers often rightly pause as ...
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States (and Colleges) With the Highest Average Student Loan Debt

U.S. student loan debt at the end of the second quarter of 2018 totaled $1.532 trillion, up by $8 billion from the total at the end of the first quarter. ...
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Investing in a Vacation Rental Home? Start at the Beach

The advent of online rental firms like Airbnb has changed the way many people think about vacations. Renting a vacation house for a week or two offers good value and ...
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Owners Keep Ford Explorer Longest, Dump Nissan Rogue Early

The average age of a light-duty vehicle (passenger car, pickup truck, and SUV) currently traveling U.S. roads and highways is 11.6 years, exactly 3 years longer than the average in ...
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Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?

If you are planning a family vacation to Paris from, say, New York City, and are paying about $750 per plane ticket for a family of four, is it smart ...
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4 US Housing Markets Offering Surprising Profitability

When U.S. home prices collapsed in 2006, some cities were hit hard.  According to a report earlier this year from CoreLogic, at the market peak in November 2006, 67% of ...
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How To Find a New Home Before It’s Even Listed for Sale

Among the hurdles facing would-be homebuyers these days is a lack of inventory of homes for sale. That's especially true for first-time buyers who, as a result, also meet rising ...
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Mortgage Fraud Risk Rises for Seventh Straight Quarter

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 144 in the first quarter of 2018 to 149 in the second quarter, according to researchers at CoreLogic. In the second ...
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State of Texas Stomps on Cryptocurrency Firms

The Texas State Securities Board has stopped a network of Utah-based crypto-related companies from making fraudulent investment offers in the state. The board issued a cease-and-desist order on Wednesday against ...
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10 Big City Neighborhoods Where Rents Are Cheap

As home prices continue to march higher and the nation's inventory of entry-level homes for sale remains low, more Americans find themselves renting a place to live. In fact, rental ...
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Bitcoin ATMs at a Location Near You

Whether or not you're a believer in the value of bitcoin and other digital currencies, the constant flow of news about cryptocurrencies makes them hard to avoid. One of the ...
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Leaked Database Exposed Individual Records on 340 Million Americans

If you live in the United States and you've ever given any personal information to any company for any reason, chances are anyone in the world has had access to ...
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Live Long and Prosper in These 10 US Counties

The median lifespan in the United States today is nearly 79 years. Like all medians and averages, your mileage may vary. In some U.S. towns and cities, the median falls ...
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