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The Treasury's website kept crashing as investors scrambled to buy government bonds. Andrea Hsu hide caption

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The bond that broke the internet

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What to do if you're looking to buy or sell a house, according to a realtor

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Mortgage rates keep rising, making home ownership unaffordable for millions of Americans. Since the start of the year higher rates have added about $1,000 to the monthly payment to buy a typical house. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Just before turning 55, Dean Hebert retired from his job at the University of Maryland after realizing he had plenty of savings to support himself in retirement. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Early retirement took off during the pandemic. An economic downturn could change that

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If you haven't booked your holiday air travel yet, you probably should

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Dear Life Kit: I cared for our dad. Now my greedy siblings want the inheritance

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New Mexicans are applying for special federal fire recovery funds

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Inflation is coming from inside the house. Rising prices are forcing tough decisions. Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images hide caption

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You can run, but you can't hide: Inflation is busting budgets, and killing joy too

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This computer software might have told your landlord they could raise your rent

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Borrowers who were cut out of student loan relief describe 'a gut punch'

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Soaring food and rent costs hit home for families

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Due to inflation, Social Security recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment

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A closed barbershop in Cleveland in May 2020. Small businesses were in limbo as the coronavirus outbreak raged and the first round of the government's multibillion-dollar Paycheck Protection Program drew to a close. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Virtually all PPP loans have been forgiven with limited scrutiny

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