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Why You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear
A decline in cash home sales is good news, but cash deals will continue to make sense for some. And there are other options to consider.
Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid
More homeowners think it's time for a home equity loan, thanks to rising home values and persistently low interest rates, and now they have more options.
If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics
The older you get, the more you're likely to spend on health care, because Medicare doesn't cover everything. So how do you plan for that?
Why Buying Bonds With Negative Yield Isn’t as Weird as It Sounds
While a first for Germany, other countries have sold negative yield bonds from time to time, and it's better than money in a mattress.
Investors Turning to Dividend-Paying Stocks See Benefits of Buybacks, But Must Heed Caveats
One cause for worry: Companies tend to be much more aggressive with share repurchases at exactly the wrong time.
How to Withdraw Money in Retirement for Most Flexibility, Least Taxes
The cardinal rule: Start by taking your required minimum distribution from any traditional 401(k)s or IRAs, then do what it takes to avoid a higher tax bracket.
We Still Aren't Recovered From Financial Crash, but Give It 2 More Years
By May 2017 the median home price should exceed its pre-recession peak, a study says, but a very slow recovery can be good news.
Year of 401(k), IRA 'Leakage' Costs Us About 25% of Our Retirement Money
Recent articles and studies raise questions about our standard approach to investing for the young, with non-financial 401(k) withdrawals being part the problem.
Car Shopping? Here Are Automakers Proving They Want You Buying New at 0%
This might be the time to get your shiny new car. Loan rates on new cars are at the lowest in years, but prices are rising.
Stocks Are Overpriced, So Stop Assuming Your Long-Term Returns Will Be Fine
Here are some experts' best investing assumptions for 2015 and beyond. First comes a suggestion to ratchet down market-return projections somewhat.