Personal Finance Daily: One thing you actually should shop for this holiday season and this financial planner’s secret will have you spending less

Happy Black Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are some of our top stories to read while you’re out shopping—or staying home digesting your Thanksgiving meal. Personal Finance Here’s one thing you should be shopping for this holiday season: a house A new analysis shows the benefits of buying a home when there’s a chill in the air. This financial planner’s no-fail secret will have you effortlessly spending less This retro technique will change your finances. Here are the best cruise deals on Black Friday — and why you may want to skip them Cruise lines offer some bargains on Cyber Weekend, but travelers may be able to find better discounts at other times. In addition to helping blood pressure and cardiovascular health, deep sleep may play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease A new study in the peer-reviewed journal Science says cerebrospinal fluid during non–rapid eye movement sleep clears metabolic waste products from the brain. This analysis of 40 million Uber rides reveals exactly how much people tip — and whether men or women are more generous A group of economists also found that male and female drivers are not tipped at the same rate. ‘I’m by no means a gold digger, but I feel jerked around’ — he lived with his elderly friend for 16 years and suspects he’s broke ‘I took him at his word because he’s been so dependable forever and now we are nearly broke.’ Are you cheap if you split the check by only paying for what you ordered? ‘I see now there are pitfalls I didn’t anticipate. What’s the appropriate etiquette for dealing with such a scenario?’ ‘I am planning on retaining a lawyer’ — My mom left her entire estate to my stepfather, so how can I claim what is rightfully mine? ‘Even if you break bread on Thanksgiving and have known each other for most of your lives, you are not considered his child under the eyes of the law.’ ‘Women are judged for being emotional’ — yet it’s more acceptable for men to get upset and angry, female executives say ‘It’s often, you know, pushed on to emotional issues or perhaps deflected onto other people,’ Fiona Hill, the former NSC official, said last week. My stepdaughter blew through an inheritance and was mysteriously fired from her job — what should we do with our $1.6M estate? ‘How do we provide something to keep her out of homeless shelters without having it thrown away for drugs?’ Elsewhere on MarketWatch Pete Buttigieg gets on the phone with the writer who called him a liar, and worse Called an “MF” in the very headline of an essay by Michael Harriot on TheRoot.com, the South Bend mayor picked up the phone. Are we in for a repeat of the ‘Long Depression’? The late 19th century, a period of on-and-off economic downturns following a financial crisis, may have some lessons for anyone trying to make sense of current events now Why stock markets are better than banks at fixing climate change New paper from ECB economists finds that countries with deep stock markets are better equipped to finance global warming solutions Don’t time the market, but if you do, here’s when the bear might come knocking The U.S. stock market has been setting new records and the economy is in a record eleventh year of expansion, so one research firm thinks a recession is due in the next two years. What that means for stocks, precisely, is a little less clear.

                  

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