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Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills
Tax Breaks

Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills

Tax breaks and potentially lower home energy costs make these green projects worth a look.
February 24, 2021
Update: Biden Administration Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium, Again
mortgages

Update: Biden Administration Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium, Again

Getting to work right after the inauguration ceremony was over, President Joe Biden included assistance for renters and homeowners among a slew of exe…
February 16, 2021
Things to Consider Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
mortgages

Things to Consider Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

With mortgage rates hovering near all-time lows, refinancing is on many homeowners’ minds right now. Are you a good candidate?
February 16, 2021
10 Places That Will Pay You to Live There
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10 Places That Will Pay You to Live There

Working remotely? You may want to check out these places that'll pay you to move there.
February 9, 2021
Passive Real Estate Investing with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)
real estate investing

Passive Real Estate Investing with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

Something to consider when it’s time to step away from being a landlord but you still want to defer capital gains.
January 29, 2021

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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

If a move from one state to another is in your future, you could save big bucks by relocating to one of these states where the tax bite is light for m…
January 25, 2021
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
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Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
January 23, 2021
12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 20, 2021
Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?
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Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?

Last year was a hot one for the stock market. If you’re sitting on some big gains, that vacation home you’ve been dreaming about may be calling your n…
January 18, 2021
12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President-elect Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 15, 2021
15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
Making Your Money Last

15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties

If you’re searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit, these websites will guide you to foreclosures to buy.
January 6, 2021
4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income
real estate investing

4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income

Owning your own home can be a good investment, but it’s not the same as owning income properties, which have the potential to produce cash income. Let…
January 4, 2021
A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard
Making Your Money Last

A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard

A tiny home in retirement could be a more-affordable way to downsize and still be close to family.
December 31, 2020
A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees
Smart Buying

A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees

Golf club memberships can often be a separate, and hefty, annual fee at golf communities. Here's some guidance before you tee up your retirement move …
December 14, 2020
A Snowbird’s Preflight Checklist for Insurance
Making Your Money Last

A Snowbird’s Preflight Checklist for Insurance

If you're spending part of the year in Florida, Arizona or any other state, seniors should follow this guidance about managing two homes in retirement…
December 8, 2020
Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021
Markets

Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021

But the pace of home sales could slow by the end of the year.
November 27, 2020
Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space
Budgeting

Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space

In this hot real estate market, consider the costs of buying and selling a house along with the expenses associated with your new digs.
November 13, 2020
Real Estate Investing in 2021 Comes Down to 5 ‘Un’ Words
real estate investing

Real Estate Investing in 2021 Comes Down to 5 ‘Un’ Words

For success in real estate investing today, here are five buzzwords to keep in mind going forward.
November 10, 2020
How to Build a Diversified Real Estate Investment Portfolio
real estate investing

How to Build a Diversified Real Estate Investment Portfolio

Having a diversified commercial and multifamily real estate portfolio is important to potentially reduce risk and create multiple opportunities for po…
November 9, 2020
Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity
Budgeting

Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity

A home equity loan or home equity line of credit may be perfect for your retirement finances. But don't delay; a fee increase is coming.
November 2, 2020
Are Opportunity Zones for You? 5 Questions to Ask
real estate investing

Are Opportunity Zones for You? 5 Questions to Ask

Don’t let the dazzling tax breaks blind you to some potential downsides. Dig in and do your research before taking advantage of what could be a hot in…
October 27, 2020
Where Millionaires Live in America
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Where Millionaires Live in America

Looking to rub elbows with the rich? These 15 metro areas have the highest concentrations of households with at least a million dollars in liquid asse…
October 22, 2020
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
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Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More

We crunched a lot of numbers (and ran a survey) to crown top firms for their service on banking, credit cards, mortgages, and home and auto insurance.…
October 22, 2020
How to Negotiate a Break on Rent
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Negotiate a Break on Rent

The downward trend in rents has me thinking it's time to ask my apartment manager to reduce my rent.
October 19, 2020
11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
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11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are several home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
October 16, 2020