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Feb. 19, 2020, 5:17 p.m. EST

This diet will help reduce your risk of heart disease and fewer people are having trouble paying their medical bills

Wednesday's top personal finance stories

By Jacob Passy

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories:

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‘I’m hurt and apprehensive about where I stand.’ My husband of 5 years inherited his parents’ Californian home and didn’t put my name on the deed — what should I do?

‘I understand an inheritance is not community property unless you make it so. If the shoe were on the other foot, I would have added his name to the deed.’

Lawsuit: Department of Education is making it ‘nearly impossible’ for defrauded students to cancel their student loans

Department officials say the new rules help students, and also save taxpayers money.

I took out $50K in student loans, but now I’m living on disability. Is my spouse responsible — and will my family have to pay off my student debt if I die?

‘There are several deferments and forbearances that can temporarily suspend the obligation to repay federal student loans.’

This is the cheapest time to visit Disneyland and Disney World

Disney increased the prices of some tickets and passes for its theme parks in California and Florida.

This diet will help reduce your risk of heart disease, scientists say

Researchers evaluated the coronary health of 760 women over a decade to figure out how what we eat affects our heart health.

‘I stock shelves at a grocery store 3 days a week.’ I’m 28, a single mother, a veteran and work two part-time jobs. Should I accept my father’s offer to help with my expenses?

‘For the last few months, I’ve been working two part-time jobs in addition to my military duties to save up for my monthly shortfall while I’m in school.’

Home permits soar to highest level in 13 years in January, even as new construction dips slightly

‘Mortgage rates should remain low for some time,’ says Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

‘My husband’s ex-mistress is ruining our life.’ She claims she gave birth to his child and is extorting us for money

‘After he signed a waiver, I removed my husband as beneficiary from my retirement accounts, and he took his name off our joint checking and savings accounts.’

Fewer people are having trouble paying their medical bills — now for the bad news

‘Significant expenses for one family member may adversely affect the whole family.’

More employees are filing retaliation charges — here’s what every whistleblower should know

Reporting your boss for being a bully or a bad manager does not qualify as a protected activity under the law, experts say.

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Fidelity customers freaked out today when a tech glitch caused their 401(k) balance to drop to $0

‘Could you imagine if you went to bed last night with $1 million in your Fidelity accounts and woke up this morning to $0?’

Where Bloomberg, Sanders, Warren and 2020 Democrats stand on climate change

The field of Democrats looking to beat President Donald Trump this year — including the six on the stage Tuesday night — are aligned in their pledge to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.

Obama takes credit for the economic boom and Trump attacks him for it — here’s why they’re both wrong

Jeff Snider of Alhambra Investments says both the former and current president are off base about this economy.

Could Apple be the canary in the coal mine for coronavirus?

Markets are too optimistic about the hit to growth from the coronavirus and the likelihood of a swift rebound.

Can stocks keep soaring as the U.S. dollar surges? What investors need to know

The dollar is on fire in 2020, but that isn’t cooling investors’ ardor for U.S. stocks. Can that relationship continue?

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