Retirement: Is This a Good Time to Downsize?

February 14, 2014

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Moving into a smaller home – downsizing – isn’t just a way to save creaky knees from the two-story monster where you raised your family. It’s also a way to free up equity to use during retirement. Money Bags Although Americans lost a substantial amount of home equity during the housing crisis, older Americans fared [...]

Retirement Planning: Will Owning a Home Help You Retire?

May 31, 2013

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There was a time when nobody had doubts about the value of owning a home. It was considered an incredible long-term investment and ideal for retirement. Today we know that real estate isn’t as safe as we once thought it was, at least as a short-term investment, and Americans, young and old, are leery of sinking [...]