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The 7 U.S. cities where your money will go the farthest

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Getty Images/iStockphoto Americans with career aspirations tend to migrate to big cities, where pay is higher and more job opportunities. Yet that salary might not go as far as people think, especially in large cities with a high cost of living. In fact, workers might want to consider finding work …

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These are the 5 best and worst U.S. states to grow old

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Getty Images/iStockphoto Retirement is often portrayed in advertising as active senior citizens enjoying the beach or a day at the golf course. But how realistic is that? Perhaps not very, since many Americans may enter retirement relatively active and healthy yet are likely to need long-term care or assistance as …

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10 best places to retire overseas

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pkazmierczak Contemplating retiring overseas? You couldn’t find a more friendly, affordable and physically beautiful location than Portugal’s Algarve region, said Kathleen Peddicord, founder of Live and Invest Overseas. The publication, which does an annual ranking of the world’s 30 top retirement destinations, has given Algarve the top ranking for four …

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11 jobs with the biggest share of older workers

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iStockphoto For evidence of the graying of America, look no further than the country’s workforce. Older people are working at higher rates than they did a decade ago, while the U.S. economy still hasn’t recovered from its post-recession decline in workforce participation. Some older Americans may not be ready to …

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9 U.S. zip codes with highest real estate returns

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monkeybusinessimages Homeowners and real estate investors alike share at least one goal: to see their properties appreciate in value. Yet the run-up in the U.S. housing market in some parts of the country has raised concerns about valuations and whether it still makes sense to buy, said Steve Hovland, director …

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5 of the safest cars you can buy

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iStockphoto When looking for a safe car to buy, you want to know it can hold up well in crashes. But you should also look also for strong headlights and advanced technology that may help you avoid an accident altogether. That’s what it takes nowadays to win the best rating …

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10 homes you can buy for $5,000

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Photo courtesy of Zillow Believe it or not, there are actual, standing homes available right now for $5,000. But buyers can often expect to get what they pay for. Homes at this price point cost almost 98 percent less than the national median home value, which is currently $200,400 according …

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The 9 most in-demand jobs that pay more than $100,000

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phototechno A six-figure job is often seen as the hallmark of success, but how difficult is it to find one? Workers in certain high-paying professions are likely to face a tougher time securing a job, based on a combination of demand, skills and industry trends. Many of the six-figure jobs …

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Keep your pet safe from summer health hazards

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A dog named Arrow wears booties designed to protect paws from hot pavement at a PetSmart in Tempe, Ariz., on June 20, 2017, as temperatures topped 100 degrees. Angie Wang / AP Just as extremely high temperatures can be harmful to people, the heat can be hard on an animal’s …

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10 homes with incredible vertical gardens

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Photo courtesy of Hector Armando Herrera It’s time to think outside the flower box. For many homeowners, a love of the outdoors clashes with the realities of small spaces. How do you plant a garden when you hardly have the space for your barbecue grill, let alone that patio set …

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