How to get up to 20% cash back from retailers like Home Depot, Macy’s and Amazon on Thursday and why you may live longer if you give your time to help others rather than your money – MarketWatch

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How to get up to 20% cash back from retailers like Home Depot, Macy’s and Amazon on Thursday

Everything you need to know about how to save big on Cash Back Day — and what to avoid.

Why buying and selling a house could soon be as simple as trading stocks

Artificial intelligence in housing won’t just eliminate Realtors. It could completely change the way we buy, sell and live.

Juul stopped selling fruit-flavored e-cigarettes — but another flavor is now proving as popular with teenagers

Research suggests fruity flavors are a prime driver in getting young people to try vaping.

Giving your time to help others, rather than your money, may help you live longer

New study reveals fresh insights into the benefits of giving.

My frugal 31-year-old daughter is living at home while she pays off her student loan — isn’t that the equivalent of a $2,500 monthly gift?

‘She disagreed, given that no cash is changing hands. Who is right?’

Speeding up podcasts saved these customers 2,849 years of listening since 2015 — why it won’t work for Netflix movies

Fasten your seat belt — it’s going to be a bumpy night. Imagine watching ‘Fast and Furious’ at 1.5X speed.

How I paid cash for health care instead of using my insurance plan — and saved money

Four years ago, Harry Sit paid a dermatologist $360 using insurance. This time, he paid cash for the same exam and it was $161.

Fewer homeowners are burdened by housing costs — but there’s a big catch

Owning a home doesn’t eat up as much of Americans’ income as it once did.

Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after fatal shooting — other guests have dealt with racism, spy cameras and white nationalism

The company announced new efforts to address unauthorized parties after a shooting tragedy in California.

My stepdaughter blew through an inheritance and was mysteriously fired from her job — what should we do with our $1.6M estate?

‘How do we provide something to keep her out of homeless shelters without having it thrown away for drugs?’

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Majority expect Trump to win re-election, poll finds

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Democrats shouldn’t read too much into their win in the Kentucky governor’s race, analysts say

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U.S. productivity falls for the first time since 2015. Another victim of China trade war?

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