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Millennials jumping into the mortgage market

Millennials jumping into the mortgage market

Belatedly, it appears young couples and singles have begun buying homes.

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Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

Instead of heading to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers this year are throwing the party inside a private home.

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Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

Instead of heading to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers this year are throwing the party inside a private home.

January 28, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

PHOENIX — Hundreds of people gather every year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash thrown in the Super Bowl’s host city. But instead of heading to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers this year are throwing the party inside a private home.

January 28, 2015 9:09 am Photos

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Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

CEO Roger Lynch demonstrates Sling TV at a recent Dish Network news conference. The live television streaming service is aimed at people without cable or satellite packages.

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Medical billing can vary widely in same market, study finds

Tucson prices don't vary much but Phoenix-Mesa's do for knee and hip replacements.

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Consumer agency gets an incomplete grade

Consumer agency gets an incomplete grade

There's much more to a mortgage quote than just the rate.

January 22, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…

Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

Here's how the numbers break down for consumers.

January 21, 2015 2:51 pmLoading…
Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

The device you own today might not be the one you’ll use in five years. You won’t want to buy all your e-books again.

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When funding cuts at the IRS stop making sense

When funding cuts at the IRS stop making sense

Congress has opted to help tax cheats and tax preparation industry.

January 20, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Advice from Carolyn Hax: Enjoy being engaged

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Enjoy being engaged

No need to compete with younger sister. Enjoy your moment

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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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How Mr. Money Mustache retired at 30

How Mr. Money Mustache retired at 30

To hundreds of thousands of devotees, Pete (he declines to reveal his last name) is Mr. Money Mustache, the creator of a no-nonsense personal finance blog. He and his wife retired from middle-income jobs in their 30s. Living frugally, the Longmont, Colo., couple saved more than half of what …

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

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