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Need a last-minute gift under $100 that could change someone’s life? Read this
Reddit users wrote 23,000 comments, recommending household gadgets, accessories and devices to improve their battery life, their sleep, their diet, and their life.
Want to help out those less fortunate this Christmas? Don’t make it all about you
Rapper Blueface came under fire for tossing cash from a car at Skid Row.
Is this life-changing Christmas gift from my new in-laws too good to be true?
‘I am married to the love of my life and we are currently planning our forever home. It sounds great, and it was — until my new in-laws made their grand entrance.’
Rethink gift wrapping with these sustainable alternatives — including the Japanese art of furoshiki
U.S. sales of wrapping paper climbed 4% to $8.14 billion last year, according to a recent report by Sundale Research. But sales of reusable gift bags rose faster, the company said.
This is where rents have increased the most over the last decade. Hint: It’s NOT New York or San Francisco
Between 2010 and 2019, Americans paid $4.5 trillion in rent.
Will 2020 be a good year to buy a home? Here’s what the experts say
Last year, economists expected mortgage rates to rise — but then they fell.
Watch out, millennials — Generation Z is poised to dominate home ownership
Many economists believe that more members of Gen-Z will become homeowners than millennials.
Here’s one thing you should be shopping for this Christmas
This is the best time of year to make one big-ticket purchase, new data suggests.
My stepdaughter’s mom stole her identity. She leased an apartment and took out credit cards in her name — what can we do?
‘Our daughter wanted to get a phone in her name because she is now 18 years old. That’s when she learned she already has a credit score.’
My daughter co-signed her boyfriend’s student loan. He quickly stopped making payments — how can she free herself?
‘She has been making the payments to keep her credit score high.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Giuliani says federal prosecutors in N.Y. are ‘idiots’ and ‘a—holes’ if they’re investigating him
President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, thinks prosecutors in the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office are out to get him for his role in the Ukrainian investigation.
President Trump says North Korean leader’s threat of a ‘Christmas gift’ would be dealt with ‘very successfully’
President Trump on Tuesday say he isn’t worried about a recent threat from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s cabinet, amid floundering nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea.
Like a real ‘Manchurian candidate,’ Trump will make China great
It is now clear that the world’s two largest economies have entered a new era of sustained competition. How the relationship will evolve depends greatly on America’s political leadership — which does not bode well.
Three things that could spark the crisis of 2020
The vulnerability of today’s global economy — reflected in real economies, financial asset prices, and misguided monetary policy — needs to be taken seriously.
Controversial Navy SEAL Gallagher presents Trump with ‘little gift’ at Mar-a-Lago
Gallagher was acquitted of murdering a 17-year-old Islamic State terrorist while deployed to Iraq in 2017, but convicted of posing for a photo with the captive’s corpse.