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Can you afford retirement? 5 ways to make sure

Retirement is hard work these days. How do you generate enough income in a world where the S&P 500 yields roughly 2% and 10-year Treasury notes offer 2A1 2%? Suppose you retire at age 65, at which point you're eligible for $20,000 a year in Social Security retirement benefits.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Social Security, Pension, Financial Markets

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHTC

U.S. second-quarter growth much stronger; jobless ...

The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The New Zealand Herald

Increasing payments cuts years off couple's mortgage

David Hamilton and his fiancee Lyna Pen are in their 20s but hope to be mortgage-free within 10 years.

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Clyde 2

Annual House Price Growth Hits 11% Says Report

The slowdown in house price growth of recent months could have been short-lived, with home costs accelerating in August.

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CTV

Andrew Garfield stars in Venice Film Festival drama '99 Homes'

The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando-set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

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Related Topix: Goodbye Solo, Real Estate, Home Listing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures

Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August, Nationwide says

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of A 189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported.

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The New Zealand Herald

KiwiBank lifts profit 3pc

Kiwibank, the state-owned lender, lifted annual profit 3 percent as it widened net interest margins, and is looking to start paying dividends to its owner in the next three years.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Worcester News

Signs of housing market cool down

The gap between house sellers' asking prices and the amounts that buyers are willing to pay is widening in growing signs of a cool down in the market, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

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Brandon Sun

Quebec-based Laurentian Bank increases its third-quarter net income

Laurentian Bank reported Thursday a third-quarter profit of $40.1 million, up from a year ago, helped by its commercial banking business.

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Park Record

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.25 percent from 3.23 percent.

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Park Record

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Real Estate, Housing, Home Buying, Park City, UT

NewsOK.com

US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q

U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.

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Related Topix: Federal Deposit Insurance, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

KRNV-TV Reno

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Real Estate, Housing

St.Petersburg Times

Russia's biggest lender, Sberbank, is looking to boost mortgage sales ...

A popular Russian superstition maintains that it is good luck if cats are first to enter a new home.

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Brandon Sun

Housing more affordable in second quarter as low rates offset high home prices

The Royal Bank says housing was more affordable across Canada in the second quarter as low mortgage rates offset solid price increases.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Park Record

Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

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Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, Personal Finance, Small Business, Home, Mortgage

Sydney Morning Herald

The downside to mortgage wars

A new submission from the Reserve Bank has cautioned against policies that could boost competition in home loans.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Cypriots protest proposed foreclosures legislation mandated by bailed-out country's creditors

Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans.

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WHAS11

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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