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MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: What we already know about July jobs situation

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Don’t miss these critical retirement deadlines July’s mixed blessing for retailers Draghi: ECB ready, but governments must act Got your calendar? Good. Here are some critical dates to make a note of if you have an IRA, a Roth IRA, a 401(k) and/or similar assets. It’s not simple, but between September and the end of the year, there are several important deadlines regarding required minimum distributions, recharacterizations and other situations that you must not miss, or the conse

Marketwatch | Personal Finance Daily: The Real Crash is dead ahead as 2008 is forgotten

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By MarketWatch Continued from page 1 Page 1 Page 2 Expectations lead consumer confidence higher After declining for four months, U.S. consumer confidence increased in July on improved expectations, but remained at relatively low levels, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. Expectations lead consumer confidence higher. Congress strikes stopgap spending deal House and Senate leaders strike a deal to fund the government for six months, a move that averts the threat of a shutdown in September. Congress strikes stopgap spending deal Consumer spending falls again in June U.S. consumers reduced spending for the second straight month despite a sharp increase in wages, boosting their savings rate to the highest level in a year. The decline in spending sug

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Home prices reach a bottom: Zillow

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Home prices reach a bottom: Zillow Consumer debt seen rising—again Get ready for more days like Monday Here’s the app that could kill Facebook Why Apple might jump after bumpy report Have home values finally reached bottom? Zi

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily How 2012’s top money ideas have fared so far

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: How 2012’s top money ideas have fared so far Do you need car-breakdown insurance? 10 fund favorites in technology From dividend strategies and small-cap stocks to gold and the presidential cycle, MarketWatch’s Jonathan Burton looks at how 10 key investment themes have done so far this year, along with ideas on how to play the rest of 2012. Also on MarketWatch, Jeanette Pavini looks at mechanical-breakdown insurance and under what condi

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Dividend-paying stocks: Time to be wary

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Dividend-paying stocks: Time to be wary Credit-card rates move higher A hole in the bucket drains the recovery Insiders betting on a correction Politics, psychology hurt economy, forecaster says When you can’t find a soul who’s

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Investing lessons that can make you money

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Mining the news for patterns investors can tap Make your résumé stand out from the crowd State college-saving plans give ETFs a try Obama calls for extending middle-class tax cuts Investing lessons that can make you money The

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Hidden fees of renting an apartment

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Hidden fees of renting an apartment Couples can boost their Social Security checks Recession now much more likely Social Security may be a lot more valuable to you than you realize—particularly if you’re married. Check out our story today about some strategies to help maximize your money, and potentially add tens of thousands of dollars to your retirement savings. Plus, don’t miss Amy Hoak’s Home Economics column for a look at some of

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: 4 ways to profit at the edge of the fiscal cliff.

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: 4 ways to profit at the edge of the fiscal cliff What the Supreme Court’s health-care ruling means for you IRS offshore-tax programs pull in $5 billion This correction is a buying opportunity We’re getting closer to the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the point at the end of this year when, unless lawmakers intervene, some automatic spending cuts will go

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Closing on a home brings unexpected costs

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Closing on a home brings unexpected costs Things you need to know about refinancing Home cooking isn’t good for your portfolio You’re getting a new home loan or refinancing. You read the good-faith estimate your lender gave you in a timely fashion. You think you know what all the costs and fees are. But on the day you go to sign those papers, you are astonished at numbers. We have two columns today that address this all-too-common complaint. Lew Sichelman, in our Realty Q&A co

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Why mortgage rates are so low

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Why mortgage rates are so low Your cable TV bill will never get cheaper Go global in hunt for higher dividend yield Data suggest we’re seeing the start of a recovery in the U.S. housing market, yet every week we hear that mortgage interest rates remain at or near record lows. What’s the disconnect? Amy Hoak writes today in her Home Economic column about the factors that influence mortgage rates, including policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the overall economic

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Time’s running out for foreclosure reviews

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Cool convertibles for summer fun What does Dad really want? A minivan! Time’s running out for foreclosure reviews Consumer sentiment declines Father’s Day gifts are becoming less gender-driven and more personal, studies show. Most fathers nowadays would prefer something personal, like a family outing or quality time instead of a tie. And if Dad is in th

Marketwatch Personal Finance Daily: Housing market rebounding, but slowly

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Housing market rebounding, but slowly Foreclosure filings rise in May 5 ETFs for an income-efficient portfolio The U.S. housing market is showing some signs of stabilizing, but still faces some serious challenges, according to Harvard’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, released today. MarketWatch’s Amy Hoak says the report shows there are signals we’ll see stronger sales and more single-family home construction the rest of this year. However, Dan McCue, research ma

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Tech stocks to buy until Facebook is cheap enough

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Tech stocks to buy until Facebook is cheap enough Is the bear around the corner? New breakthroughs in prenatal screening One-decision funds for overwhelmed investors While Facebook Inc. and other one-time social-media darlings stumble, Walter Price, co-manager of the $1 billion Allianz RCM Technology Fund, looks to established technology companies with

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: 10 overlooked retirement tips

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  By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: 10 overlooked retirement tips 10 of the craziest things on wheels Lending standards: Too lax too tough Why less talk can make you more money Robert Powell writes in his retirement column today about 10 lesser-known tips that could help make your retirement planning easier and your retirement more relaxing. They include planning for tax-efficient

MarketWatch | personal Finance daily: Deals to Deal with Retirement Health Care Costs

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Your retirement health-care tab will run $240,000 Avoid these 10 money mistakes your parents made Unfairness to homeowners blocks recovery The latest estimate from Fidelity Investments finds that a 65-year-old couple retiring this year and Medicare-eligible will pay $240,000 for health care in retirement. And get this: That number likely is underestimating the cost for many people, given that it doesn’t include dental care and long-ter

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: 3 questions for thrifty fund investors

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By MarketWatch  Don’t miss these top stories: The top new looks for your kitchens and baths Condo owners face rental hurdles Auto Review: 2013 Dodge Dart 3 questions for thrifty fund investors There’s some optimism that homeowners might return to long-delayed remodeling projects this year. As long as the real-estate market remains in the dumps, it’s possible some people will choose to just stay put and fix up rathe

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: 10 cool concept cars from China auto show

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: 10 cool concept cars from China auto show Tools to help you navigate airline baggage fees Disclosing the drug house next door Why U.S. investors should look to Canada, Mexico Sleeping dragon, hidden ant? These are just a couple of the creatures evoked by the new concept cars being shown off this week at the big international auto show in Beijing. W

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: If Social Security is plan A, it’s time for plan B Home prices to bottom in these 19 markets in 2012 Taxpayers still on hook for $119 billion in TARP funds What’s your plan A for retirement? Well, if it’s Social Security and you’re already retired, not to worry, Robert Powell writes in his retirement column. But if you’re counting on Social Security and you’re still saving for retirement, especially if you’re under 40, you need a really good plan B.

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Take a second look at reverse mortgages .

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By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Take a second look at reverse mortgages Rates on 5-year hybrid mortgage hit record low How to join the crowd funding craze For bond investors, holding tight is best option Robert Powell writes in his retirement column today that the tide of thinking on reverse mortgages has turned. Just a few years ago, financial advisers were warning Americans to no