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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
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The 15 best states for job seekers in 2017
Business Insider • Anaele Pelisson, Áine Cain
As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch
The New York Times • Stacy Cowley, Tara Siegel Bernard
After the hurricanes: What to know before retiring abroad
MarketWatch • Alessandra Malito
Lending rate for flats to be slashed down
Economy - Prothom Alo • Bss . Dhaka
6 Questions That Are Perfectly OK to Ask Your Credit Card Company
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Sean Williams
What to Do to Minimize the Impact of the Equifax Breach on Your Ability to Get a Mortgage
24/7 Wall St. • Paul Ausick
Biggest Africa fund manager may see funds pulled by unions
SweetCrude Reports • Hector I.
Do Trudeau’s tax changes really only hit the rich?
Global News • Erica Alini
Bank of mom and dad: Don't count on getting your money back
IOL (South Africa) • Daily Mail
How To Set Up Your Emergency Fund
Forbes • Contributor, Peter Lazaroff
 
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
The 15 best states for job seekers in 2017
Business InsiderAnaele Pelisson, Áine Cain
Everyone knows location is a big deal in the real estate world. But it's also a crucial factor in the job search, too. Personal finance site WalletHub found that landing a gig is far easier in some states than in others. WalletHub...
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American Express Co, Credit Cards
As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch
The New York TimesStacy Cowley, Tara Siegel Bernard
Equifax’s chief executive had a simple strategy when he joined more than a decade ago: Gather as much personal data as possible and find new ways to sell it. The company was making good money compiling credit reports on Americans. But Wall...
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Finance, Pensions & Retirement Plans
After the hurricanes: What to know before retiring abroad
MarketWatchAlessandra Malito
Photoshot/Courtesy Everett Collection When John King decided to retire abroad, he took two exploratory trips and spent 18 months researching online before choosing Lake Chapala, Mexico. He had a list of criteria: climate, cost of living and community. They also took into...
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Finance, Mortgages
Lending rate for flats to be slashed down
Economy - Prothom AloBss . Dhaka
Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) plans to lower the interest rate for its flat loan scheme to single digit as some private banks have already cut the interest rates on flat loans. "We'll soon send a proposal to the bank and...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
6 Questions That Are Perfectly OK to Ask Your Credit Card Company
Fool.com: The Motley FoolSean Williams
Whether you realize it or not, your credit score tells an important story about you and your financial history that can follow you around for your entire adult life. Most of us are familiar with the idea of our credit reports and...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
What to Do to Minimize the Impact of the Equifax Breach on Your Ability to Get a Mortgage
24/7 Wall St.Paul Ausick
The sheer scale of the recently disclosed data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) makes it one of the worst data breaches ever. Add to that the fact that personally identifiable data like Social Security numbers, names, addresses and...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Biggest Africa fund manager may see funds pulled by unions
SweetCrude ReportsHector I.
*Fedusa mulls dumping South Africa’s PIC over politics threat *Federation mounts a bid to shield savings from politicians Africa’s biggest fund manager may be dumped by a labour federation representing 230,000 South African state workers because it’s concerned that the funds of...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Do Trudeau’s tax changes really only hit the rich?
Global NewsErica Alini
Will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed tax changes soak the rich and help the middle class as the Liberal government has been saying? Or will they also harm small businesses with middling incomes, as critics contend? READ MORE: Trudeau’s tax reforms: Here’s...
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Personal Finance
Bank of mom and dad: Don't count on getting your money back
IOL (South Africa)Daily Mail
London - It seems the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad has become the most lenient lender, with parents giving children big loans that are never paid back. A fifth of parents have taken money from their pension, or stopped contributing to...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
How To Set Up Your Emergency Fund
ForbesContributor, Peter Lazaroff
Your emergency fund can help you cover unpleasant surprises like medical bills, car repairs or job loss. Without one, these unfortunate situations could be even worse. You probably knew that already, but do you know where to put that cash and how...
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