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As Stock Market Plunges For Coronavirus Panic, Advisers Say: Stay The Course

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Janet Jenkins used RedfinNow, an iBuyer service, to quickly sell her home near Los Angeles. The company repainted it, spruced it up and put it back on the market for sale. Courtesy of Redfin hide caption

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Who Needs A Realtor? iBuyers Pay Instant Cash For Your House

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Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row as fears spread that the widening coronavirus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Dow Drops 1,900 Points In 2 Days As Markets Sell Off On Fears Of Coronavirus Spread

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Life Kit: How To Find The Right Mortgage

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Until very recently, the separate company that runs the emergency department at Nashville General Hospital was continuing to haul patients who couldn't pay medical bills into court. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

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U.S. Credit Card Debt Hits All-Time High, And Overdue Payments Rise For Young People

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When Your Abandoned Estate Is Possessed By A State, That's Escheat

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A sign alerts customers that cash is not accepted at a shop in San Francisco last year. The city subsequently banned businesses from rejecting cash. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Cities And States Are Saying No To Cashless Shops

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The Student Borrower Protection Center, a watchdog group, says one lender seems to charge higher rates to graduates of historically black colleges. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Graduates Of Historically Black Colleges May Be Paying More For Loans: Watchdog Group

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in December. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Dept. Unveils Fix For Student Loan Program's 'Bureaucratic Nightmare'

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Democratic senators are demanding that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, led by Kathleen Kraninger, do its job supervising the student loan system. Alex Wroblewski/Reuters hide caption

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Roughly 40 million Americans are likely to see their credit scores drop by 20 points or more. An equal number should go up by as much. courtneyk/Getty Images hide caption

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FICO Is About To Change Credit Scores. Here's Why It Matters

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The phone of Jeff Bezos allegedly was hacked via a WhatsApp account held by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Bandar Algaloud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Be Like Jeff Bezos. Here's How To Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

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Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told that student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help. Mitch Blunt/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

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What if our economy is built not on traditional theories of rational behavior, but on narratives and psychology? sesame/Getty Images hide caption

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The Story Of Money: How Human Behavior Shapes Economies — And Vice Versa

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