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“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property.  Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property. Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

Dear MarketWatch, Along with a sibling, I own a 40+ bedroom rental property in the Caribbean, where we do weekly rentals. It is near the city center but needs repairs and renovations. Is it a good time to go to the bank for a renovation loan? We are also open to changing our business model. …

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My wife agreed to vouch for her son's rental without telling me.  His car was seized for non-payment of his loan.  What should I do?

My wife agreed to vouch for her son’s rental without telling me. His car was seized for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago I received an email from my wife’s bank saying that someone had requested her login username through a password reset. When I asked my wife about this she said she forgot her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her online portal so he could download …

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This State Has the "Best" Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

This State Has the “Best” Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

Financial literacy is key to managing money, but how well are states preparing their residents? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of Tennessee public high school students have a “gold-access” education, …

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This State Has the "Best" Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

This state has the best personal finance education in the US – you can tell by its average credit score

Financial literacy is key to managing money, but how well are states preparing their students? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of public high school students in Tennessee have what is …

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This record Nvidia revenue number is a chilling sight

This record Nvidia revenue number is a chilling sight

The financial results of Nvidia Corp. surprised investors a little, and not on the good side – product inventories doubled to an all-time high as the chip company prepares for a dodgy holiday season. Nvidia on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter revenue slightly above analysts’ discounted expectations, but the numbers weren’t so great. Revenue fell 17% …

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This record Nvidia revenue number is a chilling sight

This record Nvidia revenue number is a chilling sight

The financial results of Nvidia Corp. surprised investors a little, and not on the good side – product inventories doubled to an all-time high as the chip company prepares for a dodgy holiday season. Nvidia on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter revenue slightly above analysts’ discounted expectations, but the numbers weren’t so great. Revenue fell 17% …

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The new bull market will be led by the stocks of these three industries.  Tech and the FAANGs will fall by the wayside

The new bull market will be led by the stocks of these three industries. Tech and the FAANGs will fall by the wayside

We do not yet know if the recent rally triggers a new bull market in equities. But here’s a sure bet: once the new bull market is here, entirely different groups will lead. It will be with the old – think of the FAANGs – and with the new. To find out which new sectors …

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The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

If you’re a grandparent looking to save the day by helping your grandkids pay for college, take a look at a tax-efficient 529 college savings plan before the end of the year. Rule changes to federal financial aid calculations in 2023 mean new investment opportunities are open for family members to help without hurting financial …

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Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk's Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk’s Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Twitter users have complained a lot about Elon Musk’s early moves after taking over the social network, but their complaints seem small compared to what Tesla Inc. investors had to endure. As the United States focused on election returns on Tuesday night, Tesla TSLA, -7.17% Chief Executive Musk tried to push through the disclosure of …

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