Planning For The Future

Is selling the best way to get cash for retirement?

If you're getting ready to retire and own a home, you might have considered selling to free up cash for spending or maybe investments. But is the best decision?

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5 risks of reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages have some great features, but they're not a smart choice for all homeowners. The truth is, they come with some big risks.

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4 ways to use your empty nest to pad your nest egg

Four ideas, each with a different time and financial commitment, for turning your empty nest into a healthy nest egg.

Using Home Equity

Transforming your empty nest for guests – is it worth the trouble?

The sharing economy provides flexible options to pad your nest egg. But is the trouble worth it?

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Financial Literacy: Retirement tips for every decade

Whether you’re feeling great or somewhat worried about retirement, one thing is for sure – the more you know, the better you can prepare. Here are some things to consider about your retirement at every age.

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How your home can help your retirement

Many retirees have another, often-overlooked asset that can be a source of retirement funds – your home. If you're approaching or already in retirement, you may want to consider how your home could help sustain your lifestyle.

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Home remodeling for long-term independent living

The realities of aging often require specific modifications to make living easier. These updates can be costly, but there are several sound reasons to make the investment, and age-related modifications could save you money over the long term.

Planning For The Future

Should you take a loan to pay for your parents' next step?

The level of financial support aging parents need varies and can grow over time. Even if your parents aren't in need of a high level of care right now, it doesn't hurt to start considering the possibility.