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5 credit problems that can destroy your home dreams

A bad credit history can spell trouble for homebuyers -- try to avoid raising these red flags

Eurozone economic sentiment improves for second month

Among the eurozone's biggest countries, France saw the strongest rise in confidence, with Germany enjoying a smaller uptick

NYC "trophy apartment" could list for $250 million

23,000-square-foot apartment will have four stories, 16 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, five balconies and a massive terrace

Questions About Switching Careers, Calculating Debts, Separating Credit Histories and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Switching careers 2. Sporadic loan interest payment calculator 3. Show More Summary

Telcos Fooling Consumers By Masking Call Drops Using Radio-Link Tech; Will SC Take Action Now?

After Supreme Court quashed TRAI’s order regarding call drop compensation, consumers are now being fooled and taken for granted in a deceitful manner by telecom forms. In a shocking revelation, it has been found that using a technology...Show More Summary

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing. Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Show More Summary

Dodgin' Donald's Hiding Something in Those Unreleased Tax Returns

Donald Trump scorns traditional presidential candidate standards. The Donald doesn’t do what’s expected. And he certainly doesn’t do what he tells other candidates they must do. If Donald doesn’t feel like debating, he stiffs his opponents and grabs attention doing something different. Show More Summary

This is how to avoid the worst seat on the plane

The middle seat — especially in coach — is one of the most dreaded and common scenarios in flying. It's cramped, it's inconvenient, and it's often the only seats available on flights — particularly if you book at the last minute. InShow More Summary

Monday links: freakout factor

Book notes: For the Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger completist: The Buffett Essays Symposium: A 20th Anniversary Annotated Transcript by Lawrence A. Cunningham.  (Reading...

How to Start an Online Business: Driven by Your Customers' Needs

It happens so fast. An initial idea that germinates and grows. Or a sudden epiphany that strikes like a bolt of lightning.  Your new product or service idea begins to have legs, showing future promise after some basic research and counseling. Show More Summary

Research links: costly inversions

Monday is all about academic (and practitioner) literature at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at...

Macro Musings Podcast: Greg Ip

My latest Macro Musings podcast is with Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for the Wall Street Journal. We covered a number of topics including how he got into macro journalism (his mom was a central banker and Nick Rowe was one of...Show More Summary

Sam Wang Was Right!

Sam Wang (Jan 7, 2016): [Does Trump’s ceiling matter?]( "Ross Douthat... says Trump is doomed because he will hit a ceiling of support around 30%... >...But even if that ceiling holds, it might not matter.... Show More Summary

Teaching World War II in Schools

A fascinating talk by historian Rick Atkinson. [One of the finest uses of statistics I've ever seen in a presentation.]

Hoisted from Two Years Ago: Jack Goldsmith Tries Patience with Michael Kinsley and the New York Times

Jack Goldsmith: [Tries Patience with Michael Kinsley]( "Why Kinsley is Wrong About the Connection Between Democracy and the Publication of National Security Secrets:... Show More Summary

Enjoy Some Barbecued Unicorn . . .

I always find Matt Levine‘s daily Money Stuff a unique combination of smart, informative and damned amusing:   People are worried about unicorns. There was a time when my big question about the Theranos story was, is it a revolutionary...Show More Summary

Never Forget

As the barbeque-bonanza and shopping-fest, that Memorial Day has become for many, takes shape, we thought a little reflection was necessary on the deeper meaning behind this important celebration honoring those who fell in the armedShow More Summary

What The Charts Say: Fatally Attracted To New Highs

Via, Still no break up or break down. The ping pong match continues as markets remain in range, but the tempting affair with new highs is again making the bullish pot stir following yet another rally toward the 2,100 level on the $SPX. Show More Summary

Trickle-Down Crash? Trophy Assets Suddenly Tanking

Submitted by John Rubino via, One of the defining traits of the past few years’ “recovery” has been the torrent of money flowing from big banks to favored clients, and from there into trophy properties like high-end real estate, superyachts, and fine art. Show More Summary

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