Category Archives: Personal Finance

Searching for airfares doesn’t have to be a gamble

NEW YORK—Searching for airfares often seems like a game passengers are set up to lose. Prices change from day to day, even minute to minute. Scouring multiple websites for the best deal can be overwhelming. And after you book, there’s … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Daily: 10 places where houses are most affordable

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Niagara Falls, N.Y., as Amy Hoak points out today, is well known for its lovely views and tourist-friendly attractions. … Continue reading

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Hackers and thieves a growing Web menace

On the Internet, there’s nowhere left to hide. Around the world, computer networks are getting more vulnerable even as they grow more sophisticated. They are being penetrated and looted by digital intruders. The personal records of 100 million people were … Continue reading

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Citi customer data exposed in online breach

By Chris Oliver, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Citigroup suffered a security breach by online hackers, potentially giving them access to data belonging to hundreds of thousands of bank-card customers, … Continue reading

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Safety, price key ingredients in choosing a car for teen drivers

DETROIT — Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. So when it comes time to buy a suitable car for a teen driver it’s important to choose the safest car that meets your budget. “If you can … Continue reading

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A little disconnect at cable company’s customer service

Q. I am hoping that I can get some assistance with resolving a complete nightmare I am having with Comcast. At the beginning of the month, I called Comcast, told them I was moving to a new house, and asked … Continue reading

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Mutual Funds Weekly: Put some spice in your investment portfolio

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top money and investing features: If you’re firing up the barbecue this holiday weekend, chances are you’ll give … Continue reading

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Poll shows more feeling strain of high gas prices

WASHINGTON — As $ 4-a-gallon gasoline becomes commonplace, drivers have made tough choices: scaling back vacations, driving less, or ditching the car altogether. And a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows the impact of sustained high prices is spreading among seniors … Continue reading

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Top Ten: The week’s top 10 videos on MarketWatch

By MarketWatch In case you missed them, here are the 10 most popular videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of May 16-20: Google’s … Continue reading

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New graduates can’t afford to be clueless about their personal finances

This graduation season, I have two nieces finishing master’s degree programs and a nephew about to head off to college. Those of us who have long since hung our diplomas on the wall know that for those leaving college or … Continue reading

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