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Real estate scams are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know

December 5, 2022, 6:00am Business

Landlord Sonja Kluesener first suspected something fishy when three potential renters contacted her about the Zebulon home she’d just listed on Zillow, and there was a significant price difference. Read story

Hiltzik: How Sam Bankman-Fried exploited the ‘effective altruism’ fad to get rich and con the world

November 27, 2022, 5:46am Business

The most uplifting aspect of the Sam Bankman-Fried story was always that he guided his way to a putative cryptocurrency fortune of more than $16 billion by following a philosophy… Read story

Millennial Money: 4 reasons for thrift store gifts this year

December 4, 2022, 5:40am Business

Thrifting is hot, and Goodwill finds are cool again. But while we’re thrilled to find the perfect throwback tee for our own closet, gifting used goods still carries a stigma for some. Read story

NerdWallet: Is now the right time for your business to buy real estate?

December 1, 2022, 7:37am Business

For small businesses hoping to establish or expand their brick-and-mortar presence, it may seem like a bad time to sink cash into a commercial property purchase. Read story

NerdWallet: Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees

November 29, 2022, 5:44am Business

Pretty much everyone hates Airbnb cleaning fees — those pesky charges tacked on to your vacation rental bill that supposedly cover the costs to get the place ready for the next visitors. Travelers don’t like the expense, and hosts don’t like charging them, either. Read story

Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

November 28, 2022, 7:42am Business

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December. Read story

As inflation boils, younger Americans face extra holiday spending pressures

November 28, 2022, 6:00am Business

The hottest inflation in 40 years, decades-high financing costs and rising recession risks are dashing Americans’ hopes for the first normal holiday season in two years — and a recent Bankrate poll suggests younger Americans could experience the most stress. Read story

The Week Ahead: How investors will be listening for the tune through the noise of the economy

November 28, 2022, 6:00am Business

Investors will be greeted with a chorus of economic data in the week ahead. Among those listening for some harmony will be Federal Reserve leaders as they prepare to deliver their last interest rate decision of the year. Read story

Weston: How to take a career break

November 26, 2022, 5:44am Business

Back in 2016, Jamie Clark of Seattle was a software engineer who planned to take a year off of work to finish a master’s degree in computational linguistics. One year turned into three and a career change into financial planning. Read story

In Your Debt: 4 ways to limit your holiday debt

November 25, 2022, 7:47am Business

There’s a magical feeling in the air this time of year, but that magic costs money. Every year, the pressure looms large to spend more to create perfect holidays. Read story