Personal Finance Roundup

Stock Pullback Is Buying Opportunity, Not Meltdown [Smart Money] “Meltdown? This hardly qualifies as a correction. Even at the worst of it last week, the S&P 500 never closed even 10% below its highs. If this market move has you freaked out, then you need to find something else to do with your money other than investing in stocks. Ever consider taking up stamp collecting?”

Hot 6-figure jobs now [CNN Money] “Here are 5 areas where the demand for [$100,000 job] talent appears to be outpacing the supply.”

7 common insurance mistakes [Bankrate] “Make any one of these mistakes and you could wind up paying too much for insurance or leave yourself severely underinsured.”

How to lowball a home seller [MSN Money] “Do your homework and you might be able to make an aggressively low offer that a seller will accept — or at least counter.”

Five big mortgage mistakes [MarketWatch] “With housing prices leveling off in many parts of the country, it’s a good time for qualified buyers to shop around for a new home. [Here are] five pitfalls to avoid when trying to secure a mortgage.”


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