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A report by personal finance website NerdWallet finds that most parents dramatically underestimate the cost of a baby’s first year. The poll showed that 18% percent of parents think it would cost less than one thousand dollars. Actually, NerdWallet says the cost is more than twenty thousand dollars.

The spring home-buying season is underway and most buyers are going to find sellers have the upper hand. In its latest report, real estate marketplace Zillow says the median home price in the U.S. rose seven percent in February while the number of homes on the market declined by three percent.

Two Target employees in suburban Richmond, Virginia are being honored as heroes after they intervened to stop the "grandparents scam." Matthew Drye and Mariah Thomas told an elderly couple buying four thousand dollars in gift cards to get their grandson out of jail, they were being scammed and their grandson was fine.

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