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Mortgage rates fall to another record low as election outcome remains uncertain and consumers ordering Clorox and Lysol are being sent socks instead, FTC says

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By Andrew Keshner

Happy Friday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:

Milwaukee Bucks forward Kyle Korver is selling his $4 million Santa Barbara home

Milwaukee Bucks forward Kyle Korver is looking to pass his Santa Barbara, CA, home to a new owner for $3,995,000. The SoCal native purchased the retreat in 2012 for $1.5 million.

How to use a Moneyball strategy for college applications and find excellent schools that are undervalued

Look at these three numbers to gauge your chances of actually getting financial aid.

Mortgage rates fall to another record low as election outcome remains uncertain

Rising home prices are cutting sharply into the savings that home buyers can expect thanks to lower interest rates.

Consumers ordering Clorox and Lysol products are being sent socks instead, FTC says

25 businesses received notices from the FTC alleging that they were operating 'fake websites'.

I got a promotion and a raise, but my colleagues undermine me. How do I balance work and my happiness?

‘The role was an addition to my new group with responsibilities taken away from two of the other team members who have been doing this kind of work for quite some time.’

My husband is paying $10,000 of $20,677 in child-support arrears. He wants me to give it all to my adult children. Should I do that?

‘Our adult children are 42, 39 and 34 years old. I assist my kids financially as needed and give them monetary gifts.’

Why polls get the ‘Latino vote’ so wrong

As the U.S. sorts through election results, some question the usefulness of categorizing voters as ‘Latino.’

Weekend reads: where to retire on $40,000 a year

Also, a marital tax problem, the stock market's reward for gridlock in Washington and a generational transformation for the U.S..

What an election week. How about a Fistful of Bourbon to take the edge off?

The recently introduced 90-proof spirit is branded with a Spaghetti Western theme.

I am a white woman of privilege and a single mother. I need a ‘zinger’ to stop my sister-in-law telling me why I have it so good

The Moneyist reveals his 5 golden rules for dealing with difficult people.

Elsewhere in MarketWatch

The votes are in, and this French bulldog was elected mayor of a Kentucky town

Meet Wilbur Beast, the pup elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Ky., on Election Day

Biden pulls ahead of Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania

Former Vice President Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania's ballot counts early Friday, as votes continued to trickle in in four crucial battleground states.

Credit-card debt rose in September for first time in seven months

Consumers increased their credit- card debt in September after six straight monthly declines, according to Federal Reserve data released Friday.

Both Democrats and Republicans are failing Latino voters; here’s what needs to change

Stop reducing these 32 million eligible voters into little more than a special interest group.

How sharp investors use a CEO’s annual shareholder letter as a secret door to superior stocks

These 20 companies are prime examples of businesses that give stockholders straight talk.

Time to move on? Here’s one investor’s advice on what to do after the election

Jim Smigiel, chief investment officer of non-traditional strategies at SEI Investments, gives his take on how the election has impacted financial markets.

Andrew Keshner is a personal finance reporter based in New York.

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