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Apr 4, 2014 12:15PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

These mortgages regain popularity despite concerns that many baby boomers are using them to drain their home equity too early, leaving them nothing to fall back on.

Jul 24, 2013 1:37PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are smart ways to think through whether downsizing to a smaller home in retirement is a smart financial move for you.

Jun 3, 2013 12:20PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Without regular paychecks, retirees can benefit from a variety of income sources. Here's where most retirees get their money and the strategies experts recommend.

Nov 2, 2012 12:23PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Seniors who've gotten reverse mortgages report aggressive sales tactics reminiscent of the subprime mortgage heyday.

Jul 26, 2012 12:08PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

These loans are complicated and costly. By using them to avoid tough decisions, homeowners are jeopardizing their futures.

Mar 9, 2011 7:26PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

AARP says change to federal rule is forcing surviving spouses out of homes.

Dec 8, 2010 8:59PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering whether new safeguards are needed to protect borrowers from abusive industry practices.

Oct 7, 2010 9:10AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

A new product is making a splash. It's cheaper up front but monthly costs are higher.

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