Mark Henricks

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Recent Articles By The Author

What to Watch Out for with Your Mortgage Servicing Company

What to Watch Out for with Your Mortgage Servicing Company

Problems with payments head the list of consumer complaints about the companies that service home mortgages.

Why You Might Want to Refuse That Inheritance

Why You Might Want to Refuse That Inheritance

Sometimes a bequest can create more problems for beneficiaries than it solves.

Maybe You Should Consider Retiring Abroad

Maybe You Should Consider Retiring Abroad

Living in another country can make a modest retirement account seem like a fortune, but challenges do exist.

When to Take Social Security: Tools to Help with Your Biggest Financial Decision

When to Take Social Security: Tools to Help with Your Biggest Financial Decision

Online Social Security calculators help with the puzzle of the age -- when should you start taking retirement benefits?

When and When Not to Do a 1035 Annuity Exchange

When and When Not to Do a 1035 Annuity Exchange

If you have a taxable gain on an old annuity that is no longer serving your needs, you may be able to swap it tax-free -- but beware.

How Retirement Savers Are Stretching Their IRAs: The QLAC Archipelago

How Retirement Savers Are Stretching Their IRAs: The QLAC Archipelago

If you don't need to start taking required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts at age 70.5, a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract may be for you.

Need a Social Security Do-Over? There Is a Way

Need a Social Security Do-Over? There Is a Way

You can withdraw an application for Social Security benefits if you act quickly and pay back all benefits received. In retirement, mulligans don't exist on the gold course alone.

Pool Household Income to Buy a Home with HomeReady

Pool Household Income to Buy a Home with HomeReady

A new mortgage from Fannie Mae could smooth the path to homeownership for people who have trouble getting loans.

Essential Habits of People Who Are Good With Money

Essential Habits of People Who Are Good With Money

The ways in which you habitually deal with money can make you richer or poorer. Your pick.

Can You Fund Your Retirement With Home Equity?

Can You Fund Your Retirement With Home Equity?

That roof over your head could also provide secure refuge from uncertainty about how to pay for retirement.