Personal Finance
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Personal Finance
8 Questions to Consider Before Cashing Out Your 401(k)
If you're thinking it might be time to cash out your 401(k), be sure to ask yourself these questions to set yourself up for a relaxing retirement.
March 14, 2022
Personal Finance
Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Home
Is moving to a new home on your mind? Whatever your reason may be, you want to be confident in your decision.
February 23, 2022
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selling Your Home 
Selling your home is a big decision tied to an enormous life disruption. We recommend asking yourself the following questions to guide this process.
February 14, 2022
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Costs of Owning vs. Renting a Home
Homeownership can be rewarding, but also expensive and tiresome. Renting provides freedom from home maintenance costs, mortgage debt, and more.
February 14, 2022
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What Rising Interest Rates Could Mean for Your Home
Interest rates are on the rise again. How do these higher rates affect homeowners looking to buy or sell their home? Here's what you can expect.
February 4, 2022
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8 Tips to Lower Property Taxes in 2022
For many homeowners, property taxes are among the most financially draining expenses. Here are 8 steps you can take to lower property taxes this year.
January 28, 2022
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How to Cut Heating Costs at Home
With temperatures dropping, your energy bill is rising. Here are our strategies to help you cut heating costs and conserve energy at home.
January 14, 2022
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How to Get Equity Out of Your Home: Comparing the Options
When it comes to unlocking your home equity, the options can seem overwhelming. Until recently, there have been three main methods: cash-out refinancing, a home equity line of credit, or a home equity loan. Truehold's Sale-Leaseback adds a fourth option for you to consider.
December 8, 2021
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What does a divorce late in life mean for your home?
After years of sharing finances, it can be challenging to determine a fair distribution of assets, including the largest asset of all: your home. With so much financial and sentimental value at stake, how do you divide a home?
December 2, 2021
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The Cost of Medicare & Medicare Advantage
To decide which Medicare plan is right for you, it's important to understand the different costs associated with each. Here is a breakdown of standard costs you can expect.
October 7, 2021
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Choosing Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
The annual election period for Medicare and Medicare Advantage opens October 15 and runs through December 7. We break down the differences between the two main ways to get Medicare. 
October 6, 2021
Personal Finance
Foreclosure 101: What to Do When Facing Foreclosure
Are you expecting the end of the federal foreclosure moratorium to affect you? Here’s an overview of the options available to you when facing foreclosure.
September 24, 2021