By Aarthi Swaminathan
Friday’s top personal finance stories
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How Ukraine plans to recover with help from Western companies
Also, how to take advantage of the stock market’s latest setback and advice on retirement planning and investing. Read more
US new home sales rose by 7.2% despite weakness in the broader sector
The annual rate of new home sales was 670,000 in January, up from 625,000 in December. Read more
‘We love our forest life’: I am 62 years old and work full time. I own a $600,000 California home perched on the edge of the wilderness. Is it time to save money?
‘I owe about $200k on my $600k Northern California home. This is going to be more property and homes than we can physically handle in 6 years time.’ Read more
Money can destroy a relationship: Are you compatible financially with your partner?
Discussing money is not exactly romantic. But being on the same page financially is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship. Read More
Mazda CX-50 2023 vs. Ford Escape: which compact SUV is better?
Both are attractive choices in the popular compact SUV class. Which one is better? Read more
‘Wheels off our relationship’: My ex-boyfriend paid $2,000 for a vacation. Now he wants his money back. Am I obligated to pay?
‘After we had been dating for three months, he offered to take me on a trip to the Caribbean. I just turned 40, and I work as a public school teacher.’ Read more
1 in 4 Americans needs to use a credit card to pay a $1,000 fee
Americans’ ability to save money is being tested. Read more
Mortgage rates rose for the third week in a row, returning to the highest levels seen in November
The average 30-year mortgage rate is 6.5%, Freddie Mac said in his latest weekly survey, which came out on Thursday. Read more
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