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Should I Take a Mortgage For the Tax Deduction?
August 9, 1999 "My husband and I would like to find or build a home with a complete suite for my mother. Her CPA has told her she needs a mortgage to offset her income from my dad's retirement and her rental property. We also need a mortgage for our tax purposes. Is ... more...

Is Unused Home Equity a "Missed Fortune"?
18 July 2005 "I don?t understand why a Wharton professor would not recognize that unused home equity is a missed opportunity? Isn?t home equity safer in a conservative side fund than buried in the house earning a 0 percent return?" The New and Old Wisdoms of ... more...

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Equal Credit Oportunity Act
Equal Credit Oportunity Act (ECOA) Is a federal law that requires lenders and other creditors to make credit equally available without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status or receipt of income from public assistance programs. ... more...

Section 8 Housing
Section 8 Housing The Section 8 program began during the Great Depression to increase the housing choices available to very low-income households by making privately-owned rental housing affordable to them. It provides rent subsidies, either rental certificates or vouchers, on ... more...

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Creative Home Equity Strategies for Retirement
The Baby-Boom generation is nearing retirement and it is clear that millions of aging Boomers are financially under prepared. Reasons are many - poor savings habits, rising medical costs, the demise of guaranteed corporate pensions, and the dreaded squeeze faced by many: i.e. having to pay college ... more...

Uncle Sam's Snake Oild
Uncle Sam and his band of merry-men, better known as Congress, have been pushing snake oil on the unsuspecting public in the form of retirement plans. But wait, isnt a pension plan one of the perks we look to when shopping for an employer? Well, not all pension planning is created equal and in most ... more...

Retirees and Mortgages: Will It Work?
There are more an more people reaching retirement with mortgages. In fact, many people are acquiring mortgages in retirement. Is it a good idea?First of all, most financial advisors will tell you that you shouldn't carry a mortgage into retirement. That is because most retirees are cutting back on ... more...

From Debt to Financial Freedom
The vast majority of working people are in debt. The vast majority of people who are now in debt are always struggling to find better jobs with higher pay checks. As strange as it may sound the more you think about it the more you will come to realise that the more money people make the deeper they ... more...

Seniors Can Use a Reverse Mortgage to Fund Annuities, Investments, and Insurance Policies
For many seniors in or entering retirement, the prospect of purchasing long-term care, investments or annuities can be cut short by a lack of retirement income. Statistics show that 3 out 4 seniors will have to lower their current standard of living during retirement. Social Security, IRA's, 401k's ... more...

The Most Important Number on Your Tax Return
Most taxpayers concentrate on ways to reduce their "taxable income". However, beginning with the Tax Reform Act of 1986, your "Adjusted Gross Income", or AGI, has become the most important number on your tax return.Many tax credits and deductions are phased-out, or altogether eliminated, based on ... more...

Investing in Real Estate for Your Retirement (and Now!)
You've probably heard a lot of opposing information about Investing in Real Estate, which is completely annoying! The straight-forward fact about Real Estate is that it is probably the best and safest investment you'll ever make, especially if you live in it, and that you are far more likely to ... more...

Retirement Income Needs---Less Than You Think?
It is widely written that you need 75% of your present income to maintain your present life-style in retirement. If you make 100 thousand now, figure 75 thousand in retirement.Fifty thousand now, figure 37.5 thousand in retirement. The average retirement income in the US is 27 thousand. See ... more...

Why Should I Even Bother to Buy Life Insurance?
Numerous economic experts believe life insurance to be the basis of sound economic planning. It is in general a cost-effective way to take care about your loved ones after you are departed. It can be an important instrument in many ways.Income substituteFor the majority of people, their main ... more...

Succession Planning
Have you ever thought about what you are going to leave your children when you pass from this earth? Wouldnt it be a great feeling to be able to give them a really good head start in life without actually spoiling them?It really doesnt matter how old you are, its something that you need to be ... more...

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