Personal Finance Daily: How to avoid Warren Buffett’s fate when you sell your home and what to know about disaster insurance after Hurricane Michael

Hope you have a good weekend, MarketWatchers. Here are some of Friday’s top stories to close out your week.

Personal Finance
During a stock-market selloff, how would you invest $100,000?

Should you consider stocks, bonds, ETFs, gold or put it under your pillow?

In the NFL, this team offers the best return on investment (sorry, Chicago Bears fans)

Recent research takes a look at which NFL fans get the most for their money.

After Hurricane Michael, what homeowners need to know about disaster insurance

Home insurance will cover damage from a volcano, but not a flood.

Apple or Android? Here is the most secure phone you can get

Privacy and security work differently on different platforms.

It took Warren Buffett 20 months to sell his home—how to avoid that same fate

Buffett managed to sell the home a month after he finally dropped the price on the Laguna Beach property.

At a time of market volatility, beware of rogue advisers who play on your fears

‘Proceed with caution when you sense that someone is trying to sell fear.’

My 94-year-old mother-in-law racked up $68,000 in debt—or someone did it for her

This concerned relative believes someone else is spending her money.

How investment apps coach their customers through a volatile market

Apps like Acorns and Stash messaged their customers this week, but critics argue they could encourage risky behavior.

Consumers are the ones losing out in robocall crackdown, debt collectors say

Too many valid debt collection calls are being mislabeled as “spam,” they say.

Vanguard customers livid over website, phone problems amid market volatility

The giant asset manager says it’s fixed the connectivity issues — and they were unrelated to heavy trading.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
A VC-backed startup thinks it can take a fresh approach to rent-to-own

A San Francisco-based startup called Divvy Homes has been backed with millions of dollars from Andreessen Horowitz in a belief that the rent-to-own model can succeed if done right.

Here’s why wage growth has been so limited despite the lowest unemployment in decades

The U.S. and the U.K. have both seen an apparent paradox of a sharp decline in the unemployment rate accompanied by a paltry pay growth.

Why some people splurge at Walmart instead of Amazon

Shoppers who live paycheck-to-paycheck flock to Walmart on payday.

How one investor sidestepped this week’s stock-market decline

Holding cash and hedges protects you from losing money.

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