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Monthly Archives: April 2022

How to manage your money during a recession, according to personal finance experts

[Fortune] Roughly 80% of U.S. adults say they believe a recession is coming this year. Here’s how investors should protect their portfolios if they’re right. Threats to the U.S. economy have dramatically increased throughout the first four months of 2022, leaving many investors wondering how to best protect their portfolios. From the war in Ukraine and rising interest […]

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You thought the U.S. housing market was overpriced? It’s actually been named the most affordable major country for middle class homebuyers

[Fortune, Bloomberg] Pittsburgh has been named the most affordable city for housing, as accommodation costs around the globe surge. Pittsburgh has been named the most affordable city for housing, as accommodation costs around the globe surge.  Hong Kong, long the world’s most expensive city for housing, ranked bottom of the 92 housing markets assessed in […]

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Weekly NFT sales jump 20% to $246 million. These were the 5 best-selling digital collections.

[Markets Insider, CryptoPunks/Rokas Tenys] NFT sales had a breakthrough year in 2021, and over the past 12 months, volume has hit $25 billion.But after nearing $1 billion in a single week in January, NFT sales have slowed amid an ongoing bear market in cryptocurrencies.The cryptocurrency boom over the past few years has helped propel a […]

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Bacardi says hundreds of cases of cognac disappeared from American Airlines flight

[NBC NEWS] Liquor giant Bacardi said Tuesday that American Airlines hasn’t paid the tab for hundreds of cases of cognac that vanished from a flight between Paris and Los Angeles last year, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court. A lawyer for Florida-based Bacardi U.S.A. demanded that the airline pay the $65,820 that […]

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This 29-year-old makes $400,000 per year and owns 3 properties: ‘5 things I refuse to spend money on’

[CNBC] In 2018, I hit my first six-figure year as a freelance writer on Fiverr, earning nearly $300,000 in revenue writing blogs, press releases and website content for clients. Now, at 29, I have six streams of income — from freelance writing, influencer sponsorships, eBook sales, course sales, ad revenue and affiliate revenue. Last year, I […]

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We’re in a housing market where nobody wants to sell, and it could get worse from here

[Fortune] For months, the U.S. housing market has been plagued by a historically low inventory of homes for sale, which has increased competition and driven up prices to record highs. The housing market finally appears to be entering a cool-off period, with prices beginning to decelerate. But the number of homes for sale is still low, […]

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10 Walmart Items That Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck

[GO Banking Rates] When it comes to shopping at big-box corporate stores, you might think they are all pretty much the same in their pricing. Can there really be much of a difference between Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and so on? Well, according to Joanie Demer, co-founder of the Krazy Coupon Lady, “When it comes to the lowest […]

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Kmart is almost extinct. Now, nostalgic shoppers are sharing how much the store meant to them.

[Yahoo Life!, Getty] As one of the last remaining Kmart stores prepares to close, nostalgic Kmart shoppers are taking to Twitter to share their favorite memories of shopping at the retail chain. Only three brick and mortar Kmart stores remain in the U.S., located in Miami, Fla., Westwood, N.J. and Bridgehampton, N.Y., and news of the […]

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US life expectancy continues historic decline with another drop in 2021, study finds

[CNN, Getty Images] Life expectancy in the United States took another hit in 2021, furthering a dramatic decline from 2020 that was the largest since World War II, according to a new report. The study — published Thursday on the preprint server medRxiv, which means it has not been peer-reviewed — found that after falling nearly 1.9 […]

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Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried plans to give away 99% of his money as the FTX CEO embraces ‘effective altruism’ and shuns luxury

[Markets Insider, FTX] Sam Bankman-Fried cofounded FTX in 2019 and is its CEO.  Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old founder of FTX, wants to give away 99% of his money, according to Bloomberg. He is driven by a philosophy called “effective altruism,” which is based on mathematical decision making.“I don’t want a yacht,” Bankman-Fried told Bloomberg. The billionaire founder […]

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