Author: Jackie Lam

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Homes are less affordable in more than three-quarters of US counties

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  An inventory shortage, coupled with low mortgage rates and lightning-quick turnarounds on sales, drove a hot housing market in 2021 — and 2022 shows little sign …

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Americans want to manage their money better in 2022. Here’s how

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  Besides the usual New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, eating better and pursuing new passions, Americans intend to improve their finances in 2022.   According …

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What does car insurance cover?

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  Should you get into a car accident and harm someone else or yourself with your car, your car insurance may cover the costs of medical …

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This is the worst part of the holidays for 52% of Americans

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  Among a litany of annoyances and “things we would rather avoid,” nothing warrants a holiday groan more than wrapping gifts. According to a recent survey from Los …

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Millennials are really into end-of-life planning. Here’s why

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  As the coronavirus pandemic increased anxiety and upended many lives, it led U.S. millennials to get more serious about end-of-life planning.   According to new research …

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Online grocery shopping is here to stay. Here’s why

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Here’s what holiday shopping will look like, survey reveals

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Financial strain, global supply chain disruptions and labor and inventory shortages might make it harder for consumers to check off items on their holiday gift lists …

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Many US consumers are ready to spend big, but not Boomers

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While the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people shop, U.S. shoppers appear willing to throw down some bucks — particularly for larger purchases — in …

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Buyers beware: ‘Tis the season of online shopping scams

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While consumers were already shopping more online, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend even more. But cyber thieves abound, and online shopping can come with various …