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Housing Finance Director, Mel Watt, Investigated for Sexual Harassment – New York Times
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Chicago Tribune Housing Finance Director, Mel Watt, Investigated for Sexual HarassmentNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Melvin L. Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is under investigation for allegedly sexually harassing a female employee, the agency said on Friday. Mr. Watt is nearing the end of his five-year term running the agency …US Housing […]

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Questions About Housing, Soap Flakes, Gift Cards, Thermoses and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Dealing with housing boom 2. Binge watch television with library 3. Soap flakes? 4. Very long life planning? 5. Cord cutting and TV […]

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The Supreme Court Just Strengthened the Fair Housing Act. That Doesn't Mean It's Safe. – Slate Magazine
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Slate Magazine The Supreme Court Just Strengthened the Fair Housing Act. That Doesn't Mean It's Safe.Slate MagazineOn Monday, the conservative effort to hobble the Fair Housing Act failed once again at the Supreme Court. By a 5-3 vote, the justices ruled that, under the FHA, cities can sue banks whose predatory lending practices increase segregation. […]

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Some Thoughts on the Battle Between Minimalism and Preparedness
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One of the biggest struggles I have in my life is this constant battle between two guiding values: minimalism and preparedness. I see great value in both of these things. In minimalism, I see the value of having fewer things to worry about and take care of, leaving me more time to actually do things […]

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Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?
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I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]

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Questions About Retirement, Cookbooks, REI, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Upside-down on older vehicle 2. Buy house now or later? 3. REI annual dividend question 4. Common knowledge versus perspective 5. Parents without […]

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Three Reasons to Cut or Change Your Commute
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The average American commute is now 26 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means the typical U.S. worker now spends almost an hour each day commuting. Assuming a five-day workweek, two weeks of vacation per year, and 4o years of working full-time, that adds up to roughly a year of your life just […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (31/31) – Bringing It All Together
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appeared every Thursday on The Simple Dollar for the better part of a year. This is the final entry in the series. Before we get started with this final edition of the “31 Days to Financial Independence,” let’s make a giant list of all of […]

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USC's Bostic to Become Fed's First Black Regional-Bank Chief – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg USC's Bostic to Become Fed's First Black Regional-Bank ChiefBloombergThe Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Monday said its next president will be Raphael Bostic, a professor at the University of Southern California who will become the first black person to lead a regional Fed institution in the central bank's 103-year …The Fed's Inner Circle […]

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10 Simple Investments You Can Make in Yourself for a Huge Return on Your Money and Time
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So often, we think of investments as being purely about dollars in and dollars out. If you put $10,000 into an investment with an average return of 7% a year, how much do you make after 10 years? Is it better to pay taxes on that money now, when you put it in, or when you […]

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Some Thoughts on the ‘Lost Generation’
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Recently, I had a long email conversation with a reader about 10 years younger than myself. He’s firmly a member of the millennial generation, whereas I’m right on the dividing line between millennials and Generation X. This reader’s argument centered around the idea that the deck is stacked against millennials far more than other post-World War […]

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