A majority of Americans want to live in a place with strict gun control laws, and the IRS must brace for “broad and deep” scrutiny if Republicans win midterm elections. This is why every taxpayer should care.

By Zoe Han

Friday’s best personal financial stories

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Majority of Americans Want to Live in a Place with Strict Gun Control Laws: Redfin Poll

A new poll reveals what’s on voters’ concerns when it comes to housing as the country heads into the midterms on Nov. 8. read more

IRS must brace for “broad and deep” investigation if Republicans win midterm elections. This is why every taxpayer should care.

“What I don’t want to see is the IRS’s annual credits being stripped,” said a former official. read more

The Powerball jackpot is now $1.6 billion, the highest prize in US lottery history

There has not been a Powerball jackpot winner since August 3. read more

Americans view side gigs as a way to fight inflation

Millennials and Generation Z are among those most likely to pursue a side job. read more

If I sell my rental home, I can pay off my primary mortgage and be debt-free. Is that a good idea in this housing market?

“My primary home is worth $265,000 and I still have $108,000 on the mortgage.” read more

Home buyers look older and whiter

The proportion of first-time homebuyers hit an all-time low as white Americans accounted for 88% of buyers in a 12-month survey. read more

Famous glaciers like Kilimanjaro and Yellowstone could disappear in decades: UNESCO

Glaciers are key to biodiversity, which feeds the planet, and to tourism. But unchecked global warming puts them at great risk by 2050. read more

walmart vs. Kroger: How their prices compare for milk, bread, eggs and other essential foodstuffs

Walmart and Kroger both have strengths and weaknesses. Which one is best for your shopping? read more

-Zoe Han


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