By Zoe Han
Friday’s best personal finance stories
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A majority of Americans want to live in a place with strict gun control laws: Redfin poll
A new survey reveals what voters are concerned about housing as the country heads into midterm elections on November 8. Read more
The IRS should brace for “broad and deep” scrutiny if Republicans win the midterm elections. Here’s why every taxpayer should care.
“What I don’t want to see is the annual IRS appropriations drained,” a former official said. Read more
The Powerball jackpot is now $1.6 billion, the highest prize in US lottery history
There has been no Powerball jackpot winner since August 3. Read more
Americans see side gigs as a way to fight inflation
Millennials and Generation Z are among the most likely to pursue a side job. Read more
If I sell my rental, I can pay off my main mortgage and be debt free. Is this a good idea in this housing market?
‘My main house is worth $265,000 and there’s $108,000 left on the mortgage.’ Read more
Home buyers look older and whiter
The share of first-time home buyers hit an all-time low, while white Americans made up 88% of buyers over a 12-month survey period. Read more
Famous glaciers like Kilimanjaro and Yellowstone could be gone in decades, UNESCO says
Glaciers are the key to biodiversity, which feeds the planet, and to tourism. But uncontrolled global warming puts them at great risk by 2050. Read more
Walmart vs Kroger: How their prices compare on milk, bread, eggs and other grocery essentials
Walmart and Kroger both have strengths and weaknesses. Which is best for your grocery needs? Read more
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