Social Security benefits are a major source of income for many retirees, but there are a few misconceptions about the program. Some soon-to-be retirees are worried that the program is going bankrupt and benefits will soon be a thing of the past, while other workers expect their monthly checks to cover all their expenses in retirement. The truth is that Social Security isn't quite so black or white. Retirees can depend on...
In many situations, laws regarding property, housing and the process for people moving into and out of a home are left to states, counties and individual cities to determine. However, the federal government regulates housing most notably when it comes to discrimination, and is aimed at protecting groups who would otherwise face higher prices, lower valuations or even outright denial of housing. This protection at the federal level is known as...
With mortgage rates rising, more people may be asking themselves the age old question: rent or buy? These decisions are particularly pertinent amid bubble-like housing prices, making monthly mortgage payments more difficult to manage, and also sky-high rents that have proven to be one of the economy’s stickier forms of inflation. The latest Federal Reserve interest rate increase, while not directly tied to mortgage rates, is having some effect on lending and...
In many situations, laws regarding property, housing and the process for people moving into and out of a home are left to states, counties and individual...
With mortgage rates rising, more people may be asking themselves the age old question: rent or buy? These decisions are particularly pertinent amid bubble-like housing...
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