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How To Use Home Equity To Fund Retirement

Question: I am a late starter to retirement planning. Should I count my house or the equity in my house as an asset in my retirement plan? View post

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The Nicest And Most Affordable Places To Retire

Affordability, not weather, makes for a successful retirement destination. But why not have both? In a new report on how much it costs to live in the best suburbs for retirees, some of the least expensive places to retire were also in the country’s most desirable southern suburbs. View post

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This Strategy Will Help Your Earn Retirement Income

Many retirees are struggling to drum up adequate retirement income amid longer life expectancy, high health-care costs and low interest rates. View post

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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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