Personal finance

Despite Friday’s high-profile arrest of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on charges stemming from multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, many instances of workplace harassment apparently are never even reported. Of the 12 percent of workers who say they’ve experienced sexual harassment on the job, 72 percent did not tell their employer about the incident, according
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While putting 20 percent down at that price to avoid paying mortgage insurance would mean coming up with $50,800, many homebuyers get into a home with much less. Additionally, there are government programs that can financially assist would-be homeowners. Supporters of the first-time home buyer savings accounts say factors like rising home prices and debt
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Past lottery winners have discovered the hard way that the more people who know they’ve won, the greater the chance they’ll be approached for things like personal loans, handouts, investment opportunities and charitable donations. There’s also the challenge of figuring out exactly how to split the winnings. There are tax considerations, and some states have
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The deadline for Congress to kill a rule imposing new requirements on so-called payday lenders has come and gone, according to consumer advocacy groups tracking it. Resolutions in both chambers would have reversed a federal regulation aimed at making sure borrowers of such short-term loans can afford to repay their debt. Under the Congressional Review
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