Personal Finance Daily: Mortgage rates increase again even though the Fed just cut interest rates and why Halloween candy is scarier than the clowns

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Happy Halloween, MarketWatchers! Check out these stories for tips to make managing your finances a little less scary.

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Asset-manager fees keep falling. Thank retail investors

Competition from the asset management platforms helps make investors aware of the fees they’re paying for financial services, allowing them to demand lower ones.

Taking blood-pressure medication at this time every day could save your life

The trial instructed 19,084 patients to take their pills on waking or at bedtime, and followed them for more than six years.

As wildfires burn across California, people should not flee their homes without these documents

For the millions of residents across the Golden State, having a ‘go bag’ ready will be crucial to ensure that they can bounce back financially after a wildfire if it destroys their home.

Mortgage rates increase again — even though the Fed just cut interest rates

It’s the first time since April that mortgage rates have increased for three straight weeks.

My stepdaughter blew through an inheritance and was mysteriously fired from her job — what should we do with our $1.6M estate?

‘How do we provide something to keep her out of homeless shelters without having it thrown away for drugs?’

Why Halloween candy is now scarier than the clowns

Trick — or Type 2 diabetes?

In the gig economy, men are most likely to turn to ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft after a job loss

Income volatility appears to be a persistent problem for many American families.

‘You’ve got snail mail’: These financial advisers connect with investors the old-fashioned way

Personal communication counts even more in a digital age.

This spicy tequila is a ‘ghostly’ bet for Halloween

The makers of the spirit add ghost peppers, one of the world’s spiciest, for an extra kick.

Sheryl Sandberg doubles down on Facebook’s political ad stance

‘The revenue is not worth the controversy,’ the company’s COO said.

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Trump rails against impeachment, Fed as stocks drop

President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve and Democrats’ impeachment probe on Thursday, saying the inquiry was hurting stocks.

Fed’s Powell to markets: Don’t bank on more interest-rate cuts

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s goal at his news conference was to make the market doubt its expectation of two more rate cuts over the next year, says Citi’s top economist.

Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren dresses up as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Halloween — it’s not going over very well

The conservative commentator decided to dress up “as the thing that scares me most” for Halloween.

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