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Lessons Learned from Selling My First House

My wife and I finally received an offer on our home. We had been trying to sell our home, after failing as landlords, for about six months now. Looking back over the time we’ve owned the home, there have been quite a few lessons we’ve learned along the way. Becoming …

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A Dunning Letter From the IRS Could Result in a Tax Refund

Have you ever received one of those letters from the Internal Revenue Service that says you owe them more money? No doubt you’re worried. But the truth may be that the IRS owes you money. I am a certified financial planner and financial adviser in Las Vegas. Most of the …

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Prosecutors Seek Congressional Probe of Supplement Industry

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. “When consumers take an herbal supplement, they …

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Jobless Data Boost Labor Market Picture; Trade Gap Narrows

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled. Sustained labor market strength supports views that the sharp slowdown in activity is probably temporary. A host …

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Research Needed Into Causes of Income Inequality

WASHINGTON — More research is needed to understand what policies allow people to move up the economic ladder and what holds them back, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday, returning to a controversial topic for the U.S. central bank. Yellen said that research may provide evidence of what allows …

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Pay Raises Are Coming Soon

Nearly one-third of American employers expect to take on new full-time employees over the next three months and, as the job market tightens, most plan to start handing out pay raises. That’s the bottom line of a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 employers across the U.S. The poll …

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You Will Only Hate Comcast More if This Merger Goes Through

The already slim number of cable television providers continues to thin out. Charter Communications (CHTR) announced Tuesday that it will be acquiring the smaller Bright House Networks in a $10.4 billion deal that will combine Charter’s 4.16 million video customers with the roughly 2 million homes that Bright House is …

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Dear England, We Like You – But Do You Like U.S.?

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and all around us, spring has sprung. So naturally, it’s time to start thinking about summer. Specifically, the summer vacation season, and where you want to spend it this year. Summer Is Coming America holds multiple possibilities for vacation destinations, from Disneyland …

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The 3-Step Strategy to Financial Freedom

The financial world is far more complicated than it was a generation ago. When I was growing up, my parents didn’t have to worry about 401(k)s or individual retirement accounts. Virtually nobody carried a credit card, and if they did, it was likely a Sears card. Cell phones could only …

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Private Payrolls, Factory Data Point to Weak Economic Growth

WASHINGTON — U.S. private employers added the smallest number of workers in more than a year in March and factory activity hit a near two-year low, fresh signs that economic growth slowed significantly in the first quarter. The economy has been slammed by a harsh winter, a strong dollar and …

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