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MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Inflation or deflation? Be ready for either

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Health insurers could fork over $1.3 bln in rebates Inflation or deflation? Be ready for either Health law’s demise would save big bucks, for some Two of our personal-finance columnists take a look at the Affordable Care Act from different perspectives today. Kristen Gerencher reports on a study that shows health insurers may be forking over $1.3 billion in rebates this summer. A provision in the health-reform law means rebates to consum

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Improve your casino odds

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Personal Finance Daily MARCH 23, 2012 Friday's Personal Finance Stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Change your odds at the casino. Scammed by your own family Will B. of A.'s mortgage-to-lease help homeowners? Money moves 5 doomsayers are making now. Got a yen for gambling? Then don't miss Jennifer Waters's column today for insights on how to improve your odds at the casino. Meanwhile, David Weidner writes that Bank of America's new mortgage-to-lease program — in which the bank will rent homes back to struggling homeowners — is good for the bank, but homeowners? Not so much. Also, read Lew Sichelman's story today on money scams against older Americans, a story that includes the sobering statistic that more than half of financial elder abuse cases are perpetrated by an adult child. Lew offers some tips on how family members and friends can help elderly folks make sound financial decisions. — Andre

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: House hunting for investment opportunities

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Personal Finance Daily MARCH 14, 2012 Wednesday's Personal Finance Stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: House hunting for investment opportunities Canada's housing market flirts with bubble Aussies battle to boost image with U.S. wine drinkers There are signs the housing market in the U.S. may be turning around. There also are signs it remains stuck firmly in the mud at or near the bottom. While there are many arguments about whether it is improving now or soon... at least most economists and financial advisers agree it will — eventually. And when it does, where will your portfolio be? Robert Powell talks to financial advisers about how investors should get ready. While some say home-improvement retailers are the safest way to invest in a housing recovery, others suggest banks and even home builders. Also on the topic of real estate, read today's Economic Report, which describes how home prices in C