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You probably realize there are tax breaks related to your home, your charitable giving and your work—but you may be eligible for more than you know.
A staple during the real-estate boom, interest-only home loans are now available only to a privileged few, and even they should approach with care.
The average man has 30 percent more in taxable investments than the average woman and 72 percent more in his IRA, according to a new study.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages tumbled for a second week in a row last week as interest rates continued to climb to seven-month highs, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.
More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
Finding the right home for retirement, whether it means moving to a new location or renovating a current home so you can age in place, involves being realistic about your long-term physical needs, your financial resources, and what kinds of facilities are nearby to support you, financial and aging experts say.
Mortgage rates spiked last week, sapping demand for home loans on the heels of a sharp rebound in applications the previous week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.
For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.
Despite Americans' reputation as reckless spenders, most do the responsible thing and use the windfall to build up savings or to pay down debt.
A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."
Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.
U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.
Here's a contest that's offering a free "test drive" of retirement in a tropical destination for a month. Applicants "must be willing to relax." Think you got what it takes?
Outstanding student debt is beginning to impede the economy as a whole, a new report suggests, chiefly by robbing the housing market of its richest crop of new buyers: young college graduates.
Calls for ending the mortgage interest deduction are circling through Washington. Proponents of the deduction say they're prepared to fight to the bitter end.
Despite evidence to the contrary, housing is "not going to gain momentum" this year, the NAHB's economist told CNBC.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages sagged for a third straight week last week, even as mortgage rates eased slightly, an industry group survey showed on Wednesday.
U.S. single-family home prices picked up in December, closing out 2012 with the biggest yearly gain in more than six years as the housing market got back on its feet.
Living on a smaller scale may mean fewer expenses in retirement, but a move to a smaller home does not necessarily guarantee savings.
Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.