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www.washingtonpost.com—Kirsten Gillibrand proposes to purify politics by giving “democracy dollars” to voters.

A financial planner explains where to keep your money if you want to buy a home in the next few years — and where not to. If you're saving money you need within a year or two for a big purchase like a home, there's a right and a wrong place to keep it. You need somewhere the money is accessible, but growing, and not exposed to risk. A financial planner says the place that ticks those boxes is a high-yield savings account, which has the accessibility of a savings account with slow-but-steady growth. If you're saving up for a major purchase, like your first home, you're in a delicate position. It's a large amount of...