Beware overstaying house guest: Another’s savings could be your spend

Natasha, 34, is frustrated and feels stuck. She has a money problem and no easy solution. Earlier this year, with her long-term partner, she made her foray into the real estate market and bought a unit in Melbourne. Your “temporary” couch surfer could end up significantly increasing your cost of living.Credit:Abel Mitja Varela It was an exciting milestone and they were […]

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Beware of billionaires peddling solutions for extreme inequality

New research confirms what many of us already knew: rich men are way overconfident in their own knowledge and ability, even in subjects on which they have little expertise. Big shot hedge-fund investor Ray Dalio’s latest effort to save capitalism from itself offers a perfect illustration. In April, Dalio penned a two-part missive bordering on a manifesto entitled “Why and […]

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Beware the NEW YouTube scam where crooks pose as online celebs offering 'free iPhones'

Fraudsters are posing as YouTube celebs – like make-up vlogger James Charles – and promising users free iPhones. But hoodwinked users are left empty-handed. What is the YouTube celeb scam? Criminals are setting up fake YouTube pages, but designing them to look exactly like those belonging to real vlogger stars. These crooks will make their username and avatar identical to […]

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Beware: Medicare-for-all is fool's gold

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) There’s a health care reform idea making the rounds and garnering significant attention these days. It is the very plausible sounding Medicare-for-all. Who could argue with expanding a program that America’s seniors generally like and indeed have come to rely on? After all, if it’s good enough for the grandparents, isn’t it good enough for everyone else? […]

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Investors: Beware the “Known-Unknowns”

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Salvatore Bruno via Iris.xyz October reminded us that markets can be volatile, with the S&P 500 dropping -6.84%, its worst one-month drop since September 2011 (which posted a -7.03% loss). It’s important to note, however, that the circumstances in 2011 and 2018 are quite different. In 2011, there were contagion concerns of […]

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This Black Friday beware of living with full carts and empty hearts

(iStock) It’s the quintessential irony of the American holiday season. After sitting around a table with those closest to us and being reminded the most important things in life are not material, our nation suddenly becomes infected with a fever called “Black Friday.” One moment, we are overwhelmed with gratitude and can’t imagine needing anything more. The next minute, we […]

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