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10 Best Cities for Homebuyers With a Household Income of $75,000

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Housing affordability is a growing issue, with homeowners spending a higher proportion of their earnings toward homeownership compared to previous years. The average homeowner paid 26.5% …

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75% of Americans Will Tune Into the Super Bowl (Taylor’s Version), Spending $116 on Average

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Taylor Swift fans are coming out of the woods and into the end zone. As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers …

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US Gas Prices Drop: See Where Your State’s Prices Rank

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Average monthly gas prices are down $1.80 per gallon from their peak in June 2022, according to the newest LendingTree analysis. Meanwhile, average daily gas prices …

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Gen Zers are the Worst Drivers, With the Highest Accident Rates, Most DUIs & More

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With age comes experience — particularly when it comes to driving. According to the latest LendingTree study, Gen Z drivers had the highest incident rate, the …

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The Most Maxed-Out Places in America: Credit Card Mania

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Credit cards can be powerful financial tools, but they can quickly become double-edged swords. And many consumers are familiar with that pain: In fact, 23.7% of …

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The American debt problem: Shocking debt in numbers in largest metros

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Debt can be stressful — particularly if you fall behind on payments. After a sustained period of price hikes, it may not be easy to keep …

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Bioluminescent tides: Waves lit up in blue are rolling onto California’s beaches right now

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California’s beaches are a little extra beautiful these days, and it’s all thanks to something called bioluminescent algae. These are tiny marine phytoplankton that grow on …

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Are passport wait times back to normal? There’s good news

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Planning an international trip over spring break or getting serious about a European summer vacation? The U.S. Department of State has some good news for international …

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Florida’s proposed budget for 2024 year targets insurance crisis

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Florida’s proposed 2024–2025 fiscal year budget includes more than $500 million earmarked for relief measures for Florida homeowners grappling with rising home insurance costs. The budget …

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An astonishing 28.8% of the public in largest US metros opened at least one credit card in first six months of 2023

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Credit card interest rates are soaring — but that isn’t stopping consumers from opening new accounts. According to the latest LendingTree study, 28.8% of consumers in …

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You can visit the national parks for free on these days in 2024

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It’s never too early to start planning for your 2024 vacation. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to expensive theme parks or tourist destinations and …

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Get paid $10,000 to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas

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If you’re already looking past the holiday season and gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday, there’s a paying gig you may want to apply for before …

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Judge approves coverage expansion for CA FAIR Plan as a last resort for Californians

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A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled on Nov. 27 that California’s insurance commissioner can order the state’s home insurer of last resort to expand its …

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What are the odds? US lottery statistics

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Lottery fever reached new heights in 2023, with jackpots crossing the billion-dollar mark four times to date. The $1.765 billion Powerball prize that went to one …

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Study finds the best and worst drivers by state

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Driving involves a lot of trust in yourself and others on the road. However, not all states boast the safest drivers. Using QuoteWizard by LendingTree insurance …

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USDA updated the Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and half the country has shifted

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Anyone who loves gardening knows the importance of understanding their area’s growing conditions. To help farmers and gardeners lay the foundation for their crops and gardens, …

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Property tax relief to seniors in Missouri: All you need to know

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A new law that went into effect earlier this week offers property tax relief to seniors in Missouri. However, it is up to the counties to …

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See the northern lights in parts of the US tonight

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The sun has been throwing out some major magnetic storms recently. According to scientists, thanks to all of this solar activity, parts of the United States …

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New study reveals America’s most popular cars

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Drivers across the nation may prefer different vehicle types, but these ten cars have something to offer practically everyone on the road. From SUVs to sedans, …

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Taking the holey road: These states and metros are most concerned with potholes

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We’ve all been there: You’re driving peacefully down the road when, wha-BUMP — you hit a pothole, and repair bills start dancing before your eyes. Sometimes, …

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US immigrants lead the best lives in these American cities, new study shows

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Nearly 14% of the U.S. population, or 46.2 million residents, is foreign-born. However, where immigrants settle down can have a considerable impact on their available opportunities. …

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States with the most atrocious drivers (#1 is jaw-dropping!)

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Drivers who evade traffic laws live in every corner of the country, but these ten states are home to more rule-breaking motorists than anywhere else. When …

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More insurers exit California home & auto insurance markets and the affect is shocking

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Four small insurers will cease writing and renewing homeowners, renters, and auto insurance in California beginning in 2024, according to a filing with the state’s Department …

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Fatal pedestrian-involved crashes more common in winter in every state but one

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While the winter season brings holiday cheer, it also brings inclement weather, meaning the roads are often more dangerous — and more crowded as people travel …

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Tabs and tabs on tech: 26% of Americans have taken on debt for the latest tech, Averaging $1,492 in the red

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Phones, computers and smartwatches are the Apple (brand or otherwise) of many consumers’ eyes — but shelling out for new technology isn’t exactly smart for one’s …

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Honda reigns supreme: The most popular cars by state

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Americans have a diverse set of preferences when it comes to favorite car models, but some are perennial crowd-pleasers. With more used than new car sales …

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Hosting Thanksgiving? Some are already feeling stuffed with regret & we understand why!

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When the turkey and the bills are roasting, it’s a true Thanksgiving challenge — and many Americans may balance both this year. According to the latest …

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Maui wildfire insurance claims already top $1.3 billion

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Property loss claims stemming from the wildfires that ripped through Maui in August have topped $1.35 billion so far, the Hawai‘i Insurance Division reports. Following the …

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How Virginia wildfires could impact home insurance rates

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Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency in Virginia due to multiple wildfires in the state, stoked by dry conditions and dry winds. The month-long …

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Who’s a good boy?! Meet Maverick, this year’s winner of the American Humane Hero Dog Award

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Before you read any further, locate a box of tissues or other absorbent material. American Humane announced the winner of this year’s Hero Dog Award on …