Personal Finance/Consumers

Some facts about reverse mortgages

Oct 27th, 2021 | By

You’ve saved up a nice little nest egg to fund your retirement, but despite all of your hard work scrimping and saving, you’re worried you might need some extra income to fully enjoy your golden years. A reverse mortgage can be a great way to access additional funds by tapping into the equity you’ve built
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Unbalanced economic factors spell trouble for retirement

Oct 12th, 2021 | By

Economic inequality, especially among Blacks and Hispanics, ultimately leads to financial insecurity in retirement that is made worse by a shift from pensions to individual 401(k) savings accounts. That’s the conclusion of a new report released Sept. 1 by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), a non-profit research organization based in Washington, D.C. Even
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Rules change for rates for auto, home, renters and RV insurance

Sep 27th, 2021 | By

Personal insurance policy renewal letters, the first sent since the state insurance commissioner enacted a rule June 20 to ban insurance companies from using credit information to set rates, have begun arriving in mailboxes and e-mail inboxes around  Washington with what AAA calls shocking news. AAA, which provides travel and insurance-related services, wants consumers to
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Home values jump in Pierce County

Aug 30th, 2021 | By
Home values jump in Pierce County

Homeowners are seeing “dramatically” higher numbers in the latest assessed values for residential property throughout Pierce County. Overall, home values went up 16 percent this year, compared to 9 percent in 2020. The jump is due to a red-hot real estate market, said Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan, whose office mailed notices in late June to taxpayers.
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