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Is The Real Estate Market Crashing?

Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) reported second-quarter results on Aug. 9. The internet-based residential real estate brokerage saw an unexpected drop in demand in recent weeks, prompting management to rein in investors’ expectations for the months ahead. Redfin results: The raw numbers Metric Q2 2018 Q2 2017 Year-Over-Year Change Revenue $142.64 million $104.94 million 36% Operating income $2.46 million $4.27 million (42%) Net income $3.21 million $4.30 million (25%) DATA SOURCE: REDFIN Q2 2018 EARNINGS RELEASE. What happened with Redfin ...

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Should You Claim Social Security At 62?

Are you counting the days until you become eligible for Social Security benefits at age 62? If so, you're not alone. Sixty-two has long been one of the most common ages at which to claim Social Security benefits -- even as experts repeatedly advise waiting as long as possible. View post

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8 Sources Of Retirement Income In A Low-Yield World

Generating steady retirement income has never been harder. It’s more than hyperbole to say that. Just take a look at the graph below showing the yield on the 10 year Treasury bond dating all the way back to January 1, 1980 up through today. Recently, yields on these bonds hit all-time lows. Today, the 10 Year ...

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10 Best States for Taxes on Retirees

Retirees have special concerns when evaluating state tax policies. For instance, the mortgage might be paid off, but how bad are the property taxes – and how generous are the property tax breaks for seniors? Are Social Security benefits taxed? What about your other forms of retirement income, including IRAs and pensions? Does the state ...

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5 Retirement Stocks to Buy in October

We Fools believe that investors of all ages can benefit from owning individual stocks, so we asked a team of contributors to highlight a stock that they believe is a solid choice for someone in or near retirement. Read on to see what they had to say. A technology powerhouse Todd Campbell: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) isn't the same stodgy PC company ...

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This is why most people don’t save money for retirement

When it comes to retirement, nothing rings truer than the phrase “the sooner the better.” And yet, people are holding out on their future selves by holding off on saving for retirement. The reason could be that they’re not able to picture themselves when they’re older — at least that was the case for 56% of ...

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