Personal finance

FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
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October 28, 2019 - 7:05 am
When we're given a choice about our health care plans, we often choose badly. In one study, more than 80% of the employees at a Fortune 100 company picked the wrong plans, often choosing low-deductible options that ultimately cost them more. Another study found that inertia — sticking with the same...
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Native Hawaiian heiress Abigail Kawananakoa poses outside a Honolulu courthouse, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. A judge says Kawananakoa, 93, doesn't need a guardian to take care of her but he's ordering a hearing to determine whether she needs a conservator to manage her $215 million trust. Her wealth has been tied up in a legal battle since she suffered a stroke in 2017. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
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October 25, 2019 - 10:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A 93-year-old heiress doesn't need a guardian to take care of her, but a hearing will be held to determine whether she needs a conservator to oversee her $215 million trust, a judge ruled Friday in an ongoing battle over her wealth. Abigail Kawananakoa's fortune has been tied up in...
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October 25, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about American Express' new Green Card, The Associated Press misidentified credit card industry expert Matt Schulz's place of employment. Schultz works for Comparecards.com, not Creditcards.com. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic AmEx 'Green Card'...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo the VW sign of Germany's car company Volkswagen is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in, Berlin, Germany. Diesels bought back by Volkswagen during its emissions-cheating scandal are trickling back into the marketplace after being brought up to emissions standards. Bargain hunters may be intrigued by the high fuel economy and refreshed warranties of these fun-to-drive used diesels. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
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October 24, 2019 - 10:28 am
As outrage over the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal fades, the refurbished diesel vehicles are trickling back into the marketplace, and bargain hunters may want to snap them up. In 2015, Volkswagen was forced to either buy back or fix some 590,000 diesels after it was discovered they had been...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Financial fears, not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or even discuss your student loans, can feel especially shameful. But facing those fears can empower you to take action. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you're worried about a rustling sound outside your bedroom window or that you won't have enough retirement savings. Financial fears — not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or...
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October 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with the two payment giants, several other large companies have announced their departures from Libra. Payment processing...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo a realty company's signs rest on several lawns in front of newly constructed houses in Brandon, Miss. On Thursday, Oct. 10, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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October 10, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week amid continued uncertainty about the economy's outlook. Mortgage rates have been running near historic lows, a potential boon to homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to...
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In this Aug. 11, 2019, photo a woman signs a check at a restaurant in New Orleans. Nearly 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse by a romantic partner. That means, for every 10 women you know in that age group, odds are that seven of them have had a partner use money to control or manipulate them, according to a 2017 survey of 2,000 people ages 18-35 by CentSai, a financial wellness website. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
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October 08, 2019 - 11:49 am
Nearly 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse by a romantic partner. Let that sink in for a second. That means, for every 10 women you know in that age group, odds are that seven of them have had a partner use money to control or manipulate them, according to a 2017 survey of 2,...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
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October 07, 2019 - 7:13 am
The college admissions scandal — which recently led to a 14-day prison sentence for actress Felicity Huffman — exposed a group of wealthy parents' obsession with getting their kids into the "right" school. Prosecutors say the families paid bribes, faked test results and pretended their kids were...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo students walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, Calif. When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds, and some turn to their food budget to close a gap. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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October 03, 2019 - 11:22 am
When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap. Gina Higgins, a mechanical engineering student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has paid for...
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