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Home Prices Climb to New Heights

The median home-sale price increased 20% year over year in April, to $347,500—an all-time high—according to a new report from real estate brokerage Redfin.

This number is somewhat inflated due to a slight dip in median sale prices around this time in…

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Kelley Blue Book Names Best Family Cars of 2021

Buying a new family car has become more complicated. With an increasing number of new SUV models and options hitting the marketplace every year, in addition to the perennial family-car favorite the minivan, the choices available can be overwhelming to parents in any stage of life.

To help narrow…

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COVID-19 Changes How People Use Credit Cards, Finds Debt.com Survey

A new survey from consumer website Debt.com finds that one-third of respondents are crystal clear about their credit card intentions: “As soon as the pandemic ends, we’ll run up bills at restaurants and retailers.”

While that might be depressingly predictable to many financial experts, there…

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Why You Shouldn’t Take a Bath

You can save on utility bills and conserve an important natural resource this spring when you follow a few simple steps for using less water at home, Champion Plumbing reports.

The company recommends the following best practices:

Look for leaks. Even a small drip from a faucet can waste…

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Five Lessons Learned to Combat Scams in 2021, from USAGov

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have reported over 260,000 scams and lost over $412 million in frauds linked to COVID-19.

Due to the rise in fraud, federal experts across the government share official information on how to recognize, avoid and report many…

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