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Right now is the best time of the year to buy a home … No really, real estate data says it’s today

Mitch Strohm If you’re in the market to purchase a home, mark October on your calendar as the best month to buy. That’s when you’ll get the biggest discount, according to a new study from RealtyTrac, a company that tracks real estate data and trends. RealtyTrac analyzed more than 32 million single-family home and condo sales across [...]Show More Summary

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/8, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #credit4rent to participate. This week's topic: Get Credit for Renting! Learn about whether or not more people are renting or buying...

Episode 564: The Signature

The signature. We put it on checks, contracts, credit cards. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did the idea come from? And why are we still using it?

5 Major Expenses That Are Surprisingly Cheaper Than Ever Before

A dozen eggs cost nearly $3 at your local grocery store. It costs more than $25 to fill up your car's gas tank. And buying a new car? Kelley Blue Book reports that as of July, the average consumer spent more than $30,000 to buy a new set of wheels. But not everything is getting more expensive....

Market Wrap: S&P Hits 3-Week High as Health Stocks Rally

Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended stronger after a volatile session Wednesday, led by a rebound in biotechnology companies that pushed the S&P 500 to its highest level in three weeks. Materials...Show More Summary

Why Aren’t Car Loans More Regulated?

By Peter Miller Auto debt has become a trillion-dollar industry, yet it’s a form of financing largely exempt from government oversight. Car and truck buyers borrowed $119 billion in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Federal...Show More Summary

Capital One 360 Savings

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Best Money Tips: How to Get the Most Cash at Your Yard Sale

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a step-by-step guide for getting the most cash at your yard sale, the best places to score cheap Halloween candy, and ways to fight groggy mornings. Top 5 Articles A Step by Step Guide For Getting The Most Cash At Your Yard Sale...

Consumer Set New Borrowing Record in August

Alamy By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve says consumer borrowing rose by $16 billion in August, pushing the total to a fresh record of $3.47 trillion. The August advance was slightly below the July gain of $18.9 billion. Show More Summary

Insurance: What Kind Do I Need And How Much?

Insurance is a big mystery to a lot of people. How much they need and what variety of coverage are not readily apparent. We help you sort it out.

Your Money Adviser: With Flood Insurance Rare, Homeowners Have Little Recourse

Few homeowners have flood coverage. According to estimates, just 10 percent of homeowners in South Carolina are estimated to carry the insurance.

12 Cool Jobs for Foodies

Chef, cookbook author, newspaper columnist... there are some really high-profile "foodie" jobs out there that look fun and exciting. But how about the rest of us regular folk who want to work in a food-related field? Are there opportunities? The good news? Yes, and in many of them, you...

4 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

Do you have your costume and your child’s costume yet? Halloween is only a few weeks away, and things can get expensive if you have to buy everything last minute at the store. After all, dressing up can set you back $50-100 depending...Show More Summary

N.Y. Fed: Profits at Big U.S. Banks Soar Since Crisis

David Karp/AP By Richard Leong NEW YORK -- Profits have soared since the global financial crisis at the five biggest U.S. banks with market-making dealing operations, New York Federal Reserve economists said in an article released Wednesday. From...Show More Summary

Airbus Files Patent to Seat People on Top of Each Other

But don't worry, it will provide "a high level of comfort for the passengers"

6 Things You Should Always Buy at Department Stores

Have you been avoiding the department store because you thought it was just too expensive? Well, there are actually some occasions when it's usually cheaper to shop at a department store than anywhere else. Consider these times when department store shopping actually makes financial sense. 1....

Big-Picture Trade-Offs: How 3 People Are Sacrificing To Reach Their Dreams

3 people share the tough choices they made—from giving up a car to leaving a city they loved—in order to finance their goals.

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