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Look for big changes in Monday’s paper

When you pick up The Hamilton Spectator on Monday, you’ll be holding a very different – and very familiar – new product.

Thought Mortgage Rates Couldn’t Get Any Lower? Think Again

Average mortgage rates have dipped to new 2011 lows, while lowest rates remained stable week-over-week according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree net…

How Your Fat Wallet Makes You Spend More

A surprising number of Americans lug around wallets the size of family pets. Here’s why they can drag you down — and what to do about it.

Experts don’t see recession

It is easy enough to find someone on Wall Street to say that the wild ride in August for the stock market does not foreshadow another Great Recession.

Portfolio Insights by Brett Arends: The best stocks for Grandma

Desperate for income with low risk? Check out some blue-chip stocks with dividend yields higher than Treasurys, says Brett Arends.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know: Yelp is scaling down its Groupon-killer . It seems a lot of daily deals offerings are shutting down or scaling down, which means Groupon is probably doing something right. (1 hour ago)

POD CD: Dodge probate with this investment

Dear Dr. Don, If I were to purchase a payable-on-death CD, or POD CD, would there be an early withdrawal penalty if the beneficiary withdraws the deposit prior to maturity? (1 hour ago)

Late fees are down: the sequel

Wow, we haven’t seen late fees this few and far between since 1994. That’s right, for those who crave good news about our economy, here’s some: Late payments to credit cards are (13 hours ago)

Your Smartphone or Tablet Now Takes Plastic: Verizon Wireless and Intuit Team Up to Offer GoPayment; Mobile Credit

Verizon Wireless and Intuit Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to give all small businesses â from the sole proprietor to a medium-sized business â the ability to process credit card payments on smartphones and tablets. Â The companies are no…

smart spending

Americans’ feelings about their financial security cratered in early August, following the downgrade of the nation’s credit, negative stock market volatility and disappointing economic news. (2 hours ago)