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  | Spending & Budgeting

How to choose the best mortgage

Unless you can buy a house entirely in cash, finding the right house is only half the battle. The other half is choosing the best type of mortgage. Since you'll likely be paying back your mortgage over a long period of time, it's important to find a loan that meets your needs and your budget. When you borrow money from a lender, you're making a legal agreement to repay that loan over a set amount of time – with interest.
If there’s one thing we know about baby boomers—the generation born between 1946 and 1964—it’s that they like to change things up. Now that they’re entering their golden years, boomers are skipping the “early bird special” and doing retirement their way. Here are 7 trends to watch.
  | Investing

This year, give savings (not stuff)

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you have kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, you’re probably racking your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift.
Can you believe over 52 million Americans have over 4 trillion dollars invested in 401(k) accounts? While most understand the mechanics behind the 401(k) – allowing workers to save and invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out – many are not aware that there are things to think about regarding maximizing your account’s financial security.
Nobody likes to pay taxes, but it's especially hard for older Americans to deal with an unexpected tax bill. Given how many people live primarily on fixed incomes from Social Security and other sources, many don't have much extra cash to pay any more than absolutely necessary to the IRS.

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