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.
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.
Seniors who've gotten reverse mortgages report aggressive sales tactics reminiscent of the subprime mortgage heyday.
These loans are complicated and costly. By using them to avoid tough decisions, homeowners are jeopardizing their futures.
AARP says change to federal rule is forcing surviving spouses out of homes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering whether new safeguards are needed to protect borrowers from abusive industry practices.
A new product is making a splash. It's cheaper up front but monthly costs are higher.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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