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Personal finance from around the Web:

  • According to First American Fund’s John Wenker, REITs are hot tamales, despite the commercial real estate market being a bust. [InvestmentNews]
  • Start your holiday shopping early: Buy some good personal finance books for kids, teens and adults. [The Associated Press]
  • With medical coverage costs rising, some are asking doctors if they can get a better price on their MRI’s and regular check-ups. Perhaps you can do the same. [The New York Times]
  • The graduates of 2008 faced a tough job market, but what made it worse was the high level of debt they accrued while working toward their degrees. [The Quick and the Ed]

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