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Fewer Americans Sign Contracts to Buy Homes in September

WASHINGTON — September marked a slowdown in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, the second consecutive decline for a real estate market that has been rebounding for the first half of 2015. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index dropped...
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5 Reasons You’ll Pay YouTube $9.99 a Month

YouTube is building a new paywall, but it doesn’t mean that everyone will have to start shelling out cash to watch kids slipping off skateboards or cats being cats. YouTube Red rolled out on Wednesday, giving those with money to burn on digital media a premium experience on...
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Why You Should Buy Longevity Insurance

It’s a dirty trick of modern life: escaping disease and accident to live long — only to run out of money before the end. With the withering of old-fashioned pensions combined with longer lifetimes and baby boomers flooding into retirement, the insurance industry is churning out a raft...
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5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of a 401(k)

To some, few things are scarier than investing in a 401(k) or IRA. Generation Y has already lived through two bear markets and had their job prospects shaped by the Great Recession, and Generation X watched helplessly as their stock investments plummeted by 40 percent during that recession....
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‘How My Family Makes It Work Living on One Income’

Groceries, car payments, the mortgage, clothes for the kids. If you’re like most families in America, that’s just a fraction of what you need to take into consideration when mapping out your monthly budget. And these days, unless you or your spouse is commanding a high salary, the...
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What Couples Really Want in Retirement

Ah, retirement. That second honeymoon you’ll spend lounging around with your main squeeze. Which is who, exactly? While about 60 percent of men want to hang with their wives during retirement, only 43 percent of wives agree, according to a survey from Fidelity and the Stanford Center on...
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