Personal Finance Daily: Most U.S. towns qualifying for the Little League World Series have one concerning thing in common and the real reason why U.S. home prices haven’t been demolished



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Here’s the real reason why U.S. home prices haven’t been demolished

Individual investors are keeping the housing market right-side up — so far, writes Keith Jurow.

Want the ‘American Dream’? Try Canada or Sweden

Where a kid grows up — as specific as the streets they play on and as broad as the country their parents choose — can set the course for upward mobility the rest of their life, beyond what a little hard work can provide.

This financial analyst spent $745 to fly around the world on a trip of a lifetime — and he flew business and first class

He traveled across the Middle East, Australia, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Most U.S. towns qualifying for the Little League World Series have one concerning thing in common

The Little League World Series, which starts Thursday, celebrates Americana and youthful athletic glory.

Even before the stock market’s latest roller-coaster ride, millions of recession-scarred Americans were losing sleep

The escalation in trade and tariff tensions appears to have shaken consumers’ confidence.

The IRS is waiving a penalty fee for 400,000 taxpayers

The first year under the new tax code was rocky for taxpayers.

My dad is difficult and even refuses to use his oxygen tank — will our stepmother get all his money if he dies without a will?

‘The only end-of-life planning he will allow is that we need to throw a big party and have the funeral at his church.’

The No. 1 job in America with the ‘best career opportunities’ pays $112,000 a year — and it’s not in tech

Here’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancement.

The father of my child is addicted to buying designer brands — and wants to buy a Jaguar before we buy a house

‘I grew up the only child while he grew up in a not-so stable environment.’

Making this simple change to your diet could help you live longer and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 16%

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has some straightforward advice.

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The Federal Reserve doesn’t have to engineer an inter-meeting rate cut despite the volatility in financial markets, said St.Louis Fed President James Bullard on Thursday.

Trump’s future New York address: 725 President Barack H. Obama Ave.? Almost 300,000 people are pushing for it

President Donald Trump, clearly no fan of Barack Obama, has spent much of his presidency trying to blow up his popular predecessor’s legacy. Now, hundreds of thousands of Obama supporters are attempting the ultimate troll.

The U.S. can slash health-care costs 75% with 2 fundamental changes — and without ‘Medicare for All’

Fund the HSA deductible, as Indiana and Whole Foods do, and put real prices on everything

Kamala Harris explains what was really going on in this ‘heartbreaking’ clip

The Democratic presidential hopeful made a viral splash earlier this summer when a clip of her waving got the full social-media treatment. But what was really going on behind all the Internet buzz?

Consumer debt is not a ticking time bomb that will kill the economy

The U.S. economy has a ton of problems to worry about, but there’s one part that’s solid: consumers’ balance sheets.

Trump has turned the government against the middle class

Under the Trump administration, the economic rules have been rewritten to enrich wealthy donors and politicians and to hurt working- and middle-class families.

WeWork’s IPO would be a bewildering way to waste your money

It’s a thin story with big losses and metrics that aren’t improving much, if at all.

Those car-insurance commercials aren’t kidding: A few minutes on the phone really can save drivers hundreds of dollars

This man says a 5-minute email was “probably the most profitable time I will have all year.”

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