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Americans looking to buy a home are facing pressure to act as soon as possible, as the era of rock-bottom mortgage rates could be coming to an end.

Many home buyers have enjoyed interest rates of under 4 percent. But many analysts say that will change if the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates next month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file)

No! So it shouldn’t be hard to ignore the financial forecasters — who can’t see the future any better than you.

  • — Benjamin Graham, economist and professional investor
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#BlackFridayIn3Words encourages consumers to do something else besides spend money.

Congress is considering a bill that would give the State Department the option of revoking passports for people who are "seriously delinquent" on their taxes.



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The first step is to ask.

“Rather than drive your significant other crazy, take your skills and share them with other people.”

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Having fame and fortune doesn’t protect you from financial misfortune.

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