NewsWatch: How Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is being rigged, according to one whistleblower

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One of the most popular measures of volatility is being manipulated, according to one individual who submitted a letter anonymously to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. See full story.

Meet cryptocurrency guru George Weiksner—he’s 11

At 11 years old he might seem out of place at upscale New York City restaurant Bagatelle, which hosts Crypto Mondays, a meet-up group where crypto and blockchain enthusiasts gather to meet, greet, and share ideas in the world of digital currencies. See full story.

The cost of figure skating like a pro

Skates alone can cost $2,000 with new blades — and they’re usually replaced annually. See full story.

Why retirees should loosen their purse strings and embrace the ‘YOLO!’

For retirees paralyzed by the prospect of running out of money before they cross the great divide, Tony Isola of Ritholtz Wealth Managment has one word, though retirees probably haven’t even heard of it. See full story.

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

A new report on Americans with limited incomes says that poor choices aren’t why people are poor. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

There appears to be a tipping point where debt and singledom go hand-in-hand. See full story.

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