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  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application. For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,…
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  • Is it better to rent or buy?. The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. But the costs of buying are more varied and complicated than for renting, making it hard…
  • 5 tips to improve battery life on your phone. Take a picture. Send a text. Play a game. Check email. Make a call. Get directions. Then, all this threatens to stop cold in an instant. A smartphone or tablet's low battery warning is the…
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  • A push to give steadier shifts to part-timers. As more workers find their lives upended and their paychecks reduced by ever-changing, on-call schedules, government officials are trying to put limits on the harshest of those scheduling practices. The actions reflect a growing national…
  • Fear running short of cash in retirement?. One of our biggest fears is that we haven't saved enough for retirement. It's time to stop worrying about it and start doing something. The fact is, there are a growing number of options.  
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  • Los robos de datos son cada vez más costosos. Los robos de datos en Nueva York son cada vez más frecuentes, más complejos y más costosos. Así lo refleja un informe del Fiscal General Eric Schneiderman que analiza ocho años de violaciones de seguridad…
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  • Investigators find web of companies duping retirees. About three dozen companies, in an interrelated web, are marketing and selling pricey ways for retirees to borrow against their pensions, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The GAO looked at what’s…
 

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