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Hey, Retirees: Looking for a Tax-Free Source of Income?
Making Your Money Last In challenging times, federally insured home equity conversion mortgages offer an outside-the-box income option for those 62 and older.
What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans
business CARES Act expands select loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration. See if you qualify.
By Rodrigo Sermeño • Published
The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates
credit & debt Low rates reduce the cost of mortgages and other loans.
By Sandra Block • Published
11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020
unemployment Hopefully, the CARES Act and other coronavirus stimulus measures will get the U.S. economy back on track. Some of the changes made could improve your own financial health in 2020, too.
By Rocky Mengle • Published
7 Oil and Gas Stocks That Have Entered Dangerous Waters
stocks Oil stocks, natural gas producers and other commodity-based firms stand apart from one another based on factors such as where they're located and how efficient their operations are.
By Aaron Levitt • Published
Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages
real estate Interest rate reductions triggered by the coronavirus crisis can create money-saving opportunities for mortgage shoppers.
By Mark Solheim • Last updated
7 Great ETFs to Avoid the Havoc in Energy Stocks
debt Energy stocks have been belted since the start of 2020 amid the rising threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
By Kyle Woodley • Published
Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference
credit & debt It’s often smart to borrow to boost your income and your assets.
By Kaitlin Pitsker • Published
A Penalty-Free Route To Tap an IRA
retirement The SEPP strategy lets IRA owners avoid the early-withdrawal penalty by taking equal payments for at least five years or until the owner turns 59½.
By Mark Stein • Published
Intrafamily Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
loans Before you lend a family member money, make sure you understand how these loans work. There's a minimum interest rate that must be charged, for example. And examine some pitfalls that can make these loans perilous.
By David E. Redding, CTFA, AEP • Published