Happy Thursday, Marketwatchers. Don’t miss these top stories.
Americans are finally making progress paying back their debts
I paid for my girlfriend’s rent, food, vacations and utilities while she was in college—now we’re breaking up
YouTube star Gaby Dunn wants to make talking about money as taboo-free as sex
Southwest Airlines bans peanuts—see how other airlines handle allergies
My sister sold our parents’ home and pocketed the cash—what should I do now?
What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could mean for consumer rights
Gmail faces scrutiny for privacy practices—here’s how to secure your email
My in-laws co-signed on my mortgage—now my brother-in-law lives there at a discount
All Americans should know these financial lessons before leaving high school
Students cry for debt relief after for-profit college collapse, while executives admit no wrongdoing
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This hated energy source is what the world needs to limit environmental damage from oil, coal and gas
Mortgage rates inch up as housing market braces for slowing momentum
Rates for home loans spiralled higher after a three-week respite, suggesting there’s still some life left in the rotation out of fixed-income assets, and reason for housing market participants to be nervous about higher borrowing costs.
Bitcoin or Buffett? One gambler is willing to wager millions on the first
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is trading at $287,100 a share. Bitcoin is barely clearing $6,000. One crypto fan believes the gap between the two won't last. In fact, he's willing to bet millions of dollars on it.