Personal Finance Daily: Where home prices are soaring and advice from Buffett and Gates in Omaha

Personal Finance Daily: Where home prices are soaring and advice from Buffett and Gates in Omaha

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We’re cruising into Friday, and we’re almost into the weekend. First, check out these top reads today in personal finance.


Personal Finance

Why house prices in gay neighborhoods are soaring

Experts say ‘gayborhoods’ are often associated with gentrification.


Everyone gasped during that movie trailer? That’s a sign of a box-office blockbuster

Here’s one example of the potential power of neuroeconomics, a growing field that combines neuroscience, psychology and economics in an effort to shed light on our money-related decision making.


Walk a mile in Melania Trump’s shoes — for $90

Enterprising residents of Sevnica, Slovenia, are making the most of their connection to the first lady.


In Omaha, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett give entrepreneurs this one piece of advice

The two billionaires agree on the reason for their early success.


More evidence that credit card companies are lending to riskier customers

A Moody’s report says some companies are loosening their underwriting standards.


Powerball and other lotteries don’t replace taxes — they add to them

Lottery sales remind this ex-SEC enforcement lawyer of penny stock brokers hard-selling from a boiler room.


5 things college won’t ever teach you

Experience matters, networking is mandatory and success is a marathon.


Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Trump Today: President lets his lawyer do the talking as Comey accuses administration of ‘lies’

President Donald Trump opted not to tweet or otherwise comment during explosive Senate testimony by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, and let his lawyer do the talking after Comey accused the administration of “lies, plain and simple.” Trump also spoke to religious conservatives and met governors at the White House to discuss his infrastructure plans.


Concerns increase about John McCain’s health after Comey hearing

Speculation about Sen. John McCain’s health increased after his questions at the Comey hearing on Thursday.


Here are the questions Comey declined to answer in an ‘open setting’

These moments are notable, since Comey’s refusal to answer in public indicates that the topic touches on classified information or, potentially, to what he believes to be a continuing FBI investigation.


Bookies declare the U.K. election is all over but the shouting

Bookies are giving Theresa May and the Tories an 85% chance to win an outright majority.


Household net worth climbed by $2.3 trillion in first quarter

The Federal Reserve on Thursday reported that household net worth rose to $94.84 trillion, a 2.5% rise, due to $1.3 trillion gains in corporate equities and about a $500 billion increase in the value of real estate.


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