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  1. Should I Rent or Own?
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    Should I Rent or Own?

    It’s an important but not always easy decision to make. Our expert looks at three essential questions to ask yourself before deciding which option is right for you.

  2. Could Your Home Help You Fund Your Retirement?
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    Could Your Home Help You Fund Your Retirement?

    Many people live in their most valuable asset. Here’s how its value could help you retire on your terms.

  3. Choosing a Retirement Community: 7 Questions to Ask First
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    Choosing a Retirement Community: 7 Questions to Ask First

    Whether you’re considering a move for yourself or for your parents, it’s a crucial decision—and mistakes could be costly

  4. Unlocking the Value of Your Home: Ways to use your home equity to pursue other financial goals
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    Unlocking the Value of Your Home: Ways to use your home equity to pursue other financial goals

  5. How to Calculate Your Home Equity—and Why It Matters
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    How to Calculate Your Home Equity—and Why It Matters

    As prices rise or fall in your area, your home equity also shifts. Here’s a quick guide to figuring out how much you have, plus tips for increasing it.

  6. How Your Home Can Help You ‘Renovate’ Your Finances
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    How Your Home Can Help You ‘Renovate’ Your Finances

    A house is more than a place to live and raise your family. Here are some ways the equity you’ve built up could help you pursue other important goals.

  7. 3 Reasons the Housing Market Is Strong
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    3 Reasons the Housing Market Is Strong

    Demand for homes is on the rise and interest rates remain near record lows. Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics, looks at how long the trend might continue.

  8. The Basics Q&A: Home Office Tax Deductions Made Easy
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    The Basics Q&A: Home Office Tax Deductions Made Easy

    Q: I do most of my work from home. Do I qualify for a home office tax deduction?

  9. Personal Essay: Honey, I Shrunk Our Home!
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    Personal Essay: Honey, I Shrunk Our Home!

    Though many people resist the idea of moving to smaller digs, this writer is looking forward to the pleasures of downsizing.

  10. Renovate Your Home Without Wrecking Your Budget
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    Renovate Your Home Without Wrecking Your Budget

    These remodeling do's and don'ts could help you make the most of your home -- and potentially even increase its resale value

  11. What’s Your Home’s IQ?
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    What’s Your Home’s IQ?

    These eight tech enhancements could make your house “smarter,” safer and more efficient. They may even increase its value.

  12. Retiring Abroad? Here's What You Need to Know
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    Retiring Abroad? Here's What You Need to Know

    While alluring, relocating to another country can come with its own complications. Ask yourself these 8 questions before making a move.

  13. Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?
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    Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

    Answering these seven questions can help you figure out whether it’s the right move for you to make now

  14. When the Ultimate Goal Is Family
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    When the Ultimate Goal Is Family

    How a dream of building a retirement home near the kids was almost lost — and what this family did to make it reality.

  15. Empty Nesters: Move or Stay Put?
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    Empty Nesters: Move or Stay Put?

    Do your homework before deciding where to live in retirement. These tips can help.

  16. Snap Stat: Renovate—or Relocate—in Retirement?
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    Snap Stat: Renovate—or Relocate—in Retirement?

  17. Checklist: 5 Easy Steps to Downsize Your Stuff
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    Checklist: 5 Easy Steps to Downsize Your Stuff

    Whether you’re moving to a smaller space or just trying to declutter your home, this checklist can help you decide what to keep, sell, pass on or give away

  18. 3 Ways to Leave Your Vacation Home to the Kids
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    3 Ways to Leave Your Vacation Home to the Kids

    Here's how you can allow future generations to build on the happy memories you've created over the years

  19. The Upside of Downsizing
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    The Upside of Downsizing

    Moving to a smaller home can free up money to help you meet other financial goals. Here are four questions to ask yourself first.

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