10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home
home

10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home

It's a lazy weekend and you’re plunked down on the couch channel surfing.
January 22, 2019
Make the Most of Potential Tax Deductions Under the New Tax Law
taxes

Make the Most of Potential Tax Deductions Under the New Tax Law

With some year-end planning, you may still find it worthwhile to file an itemized return to lower your 2018 tax bill.
December 3, 2018
Keys to Lock In Lifetime Retirement Income
Making Your Money Last

Keys to Lock In Lifetime Retirement Income

Guaranteed income for life, and the peace of mind that comes with it, is within reach. Here's how.
November 30, 2018
New Strategies for Smart Borrowing
credit & debt

New Strategies for Smart Borrowing

Rising interest rates and new tax rules mean taking a different approach to how you shop for loans and manage your debt.
November 29, 2018
Getting a Loan Could Get Easier
credit & debt

Getting a Loan Could Get Easier

UltraFICO will benefit young people and retirees with limited credit history.
November 29, 2018
Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.
real estate

Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.

The national median sales price for existing single-family homes hit $269,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to the National Associatio…
October 15, 2018
Making Extra Mortgage Payments?
real estate

Making Extra Mortgage Payments?

While paying off your home's mortgage may give you a great feeling of liberation and peace of mind, there are a couple of issues to consider.
September 21, 2018
Great Tiny Homes for Retirement
Making Your Money Last

Great Tiny Homes for Retirement

If you're planning for retirement, downsizing is likely near the top of your to-do list.
August 27, 2018
The Big Short
business

The Big Short

Publisher: Norton, W.
July 9, 2018
Buying a Home Could be a Bad Career Move
real estate

Buying a Home Could be a Bad Career Move

American dream or ball and chain? We’ve heard so many times that homes are the ultimate investment, but your job advancement and long-term salary pote…
June 13, 2018
Planning for Retirement: Should You Pay Off the House Early?
retirement

Planning for Retirement: Should You Pay Off the House Early?

The new tax law adds wrinkles for homeowners deciding whether or not to retire without a mortgage.
June 7, 2018
Wells Fargo Tries to Make Amends
savings

Wells Fargo Tries to Make Amends

If you were a victim of its fraudulent activities, take the initiative to claim your money.
June 6, 2018
7 Ways Higher Interest Rates Will Hit Your Pocketbook, Portfolio
Markets

7 Ways Higher Interest Rates Will Hit Your Pocketbook, Portfolio

The rate on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has moved from 2.06% in September 2017 to a temporary high above 3.12% in May.
June 5, 2018
Beware Closing Cost Scams
real estate

Beware Closing Cost Scams

Home buyers are being tricked into wiring their money to crooks.
March 8, 2018
10 Great Tiny Homes for Retirees
home

10 Great Tiny Homes for Retirees

For retirees looking to undergo extreme downsizing, a tiny home might be the answer.
March 6, 2018
New Tax Law: 8 Smart Tax Strategies for Retirees
tax law

New Tax Law: 8 Smart Tax Strategies for Retirees

The federal tax code is undergoing its first significant makeover in 30 years.
February 23, 2018
Using an IRA to Make the House Payment
IRAs

Using an IRA to Make the House Payment

Before you tap your IRA to pay off a mortgage, remember the money hasn't been taxed yet. Instead, consider a "mortgage IRA."
February 6, 2018
3 Upsides of Rising Interest Rates
Economic Forecasts

3 Upsides of Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is slowly turning the volume back up on interest rates. For some, there's a silver lining.
February 1, 2018
House Hunters: Learn from My Rookie Mistakes
Smart Buying

House Hunters: Learn from My Rookie Mistakes

When I bought my first home in my 20s, I had worked hard and saved for a down payment. But I didn't do all the homework a buyer should do. Looking bac…
December 15, 2017
New Rules for Reverse Mortgages
real estate

New Rules for Reverse Mortgages

The government is changing the loan's insurance costs and reducing how much applicants can borrow—and the window for borrowing under the old rules is …
September 11, 2017
Kids Leaving Home? How New Empty Nesters Can Save, Invest
savings

Kids Leaving Home? How New Empty Nesters Can Save, Invest

Whether your kids are off to college or to kindergarten, becoming an empty nester could free up a big chunk of money for parents. It could help fund y…
August 31, 2017
Reverse Mortgages That Work
reverse mortgages

Reverse Mortgages That Work

A path to provide retirees with financial flexibility and security.
August 24, 2017
5 Better Investments Than Powerball
savings

5 Better Investments Than Powerball

Your odds of getting a good return on your money are much higher than winning the lottery.
August 23, 2017
3 Better Investments Than Powerball
savings

3 Better Investments Than Powerball

Buying Powerball and Mega Millions tickets is no substitute for sound financial planning.
August 23, 2017
Deducting Mortgage Interest on a Vacation Home
home

Deducting Mortgage Interest on a Vacation Home

You may be able to write off all mortgage interest on a second home if you’re not renting it out for extended periods.
August 9, 2017
Retirees, Rebalance Your Portfolio Even as This Bull Market Keeps Running
Markets

Retirees, Rebalance Your Portfolio Even as This Bull Market Keeps Running

If you don't rebalance, your stock allocation may grow far beyond your comfort zone, setting you up for unpleasant surprises in a market downturn.
August 4, 2017