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5 things to know: 7-20-12

By Crissinda Ponder ·
Friday, July 20, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Friday's finally here, and we have a smorgasbord of personal finance goodies to get you through the day before you high-tail it out of the office to start your weekend.

1. Gaga ooh la la ... Queen of the "little monsters" is one of the five highest-paid musicians under 30.

2. Checking out a new ride? Make sure it falls on the list of the year's top cars for quality.

3. Baby boomers beware: Investment scams targeting you are on the rise.

4. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is punishing Capital One for deceptively selling add-ons to customers. Let this be a lesson to other credit card issuers.

5. Good news, there is a spike in homebuilder stocks.

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