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Market turmoils creates chance to refinance

Market turmoils creates chance to refinance

Ultra-low rates do carry risks as well as opportunities.

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Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

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A guide to paying off your student loans

A guide to paying off your student loans

It's that dreaded time of year for recent graduates.

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Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

File-This Aug. 16, 2007, file photo shows real estate signs mounted on homes in Philadelphia. A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a ba…

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Review: Macs, mobile devices unite with Yosemite system

Review: Macs, mobile devices unite with Yosemite system

Update to Apple’s OS X system is now available as a free download.

October 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Harney: A flip waiver nears its end

Harney: A flip waiver nears its end

The federal agency that made quick flips possible is about to shut the program down.

October 16, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple, discusses the new operating system update during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

Free downloads became available Thursday. To mark the day, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, held a video chat with Stephen Colbert at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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HBO to stream ‘Go’ feature, alter pay TV

HBO to stream ‘Go’ feature, alter pay TV

To see “Game of Thrones,” etc., will no longer require cable or satellite contracts.

October 15, 2014 12:22 pmLoading…
HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

Emilia Clarke, as Daenerys Targaryen, in “Game of Thrones.” Time Warner says the show is the most-pirated in the world. HBO’s streaming plans could slow the theft.

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You may be your retirement fund’s worst enemy

You may be your retirement fund’s worst enemy

Many Americans must adjust to a lower standard of living in retirement.

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Smart Spending: A spin with Walmart's savings app

Reviewer says it's a fairly painless way to get some money back.

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Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Earnings-sharing proposals fail the fairness test.

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Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Trips to visit family becoming a hassle, so adapt to changing conditions.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Nov. 3

Two years ago my brother and his now-wife were preparing to get married and felt so much pressure, judgment and negativity from my parents leading up to the wedding that they almost uninvited them. My parents are now applying the screws to my relationship, my life and all of my decisions. Th…

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Getting a prepaid card carries some risks

Prepaid cards have become the go-to alternative to traditional bank accounts and credit cards, yet many still have hidden fees and lack basic safeguards, exposing consumers to risks that could leave them financially devastated.

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On the Money: Versatile Roth IRA can be backup emergency fund

If people have discovered anything about money during the past few years, it has to be that emergencies pop up without warning.

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On the Money: Bond investors are hurting as rates rise

In a harsh lesson, investors have recently learned that the safest of bonds become vulnerable when interest rates rise. U.S. Treasury bond funds, TIP funds and municipal bond funds have delivered sharp losses in the past two months.

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SEC allows ads for unregistered securities, but beware

Coming this fall: advertisements pitching the opportunity to buy into hedge funds, private equity funds or early-stage companies.

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Centsible Mom: Comparison shopping pays off when you tackle a home project

There's something to be said for doing your own home-improvement projects.

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