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What’s the Difference Between Traditional & Roth IRAs?

What’s the difference between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?  The handy chart shown below from Equity Trust takes a look at the similarities and differences between various features of each kind of account.  In addition, Equity Trust offers members of National REIA a very special offer...
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Are Retirees Reshaping Where Americans Live?

Recently we posted an infographic showing that for the first time in American history, older people are projected to outnumber young people. Now comes a recent story in the Wall Street Journal (and posted on Realtor.com) showing that, according to their analysis of numbers from the U.S. Census...
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An Aging Nation

We are indeed an aging nation…..just look around and maybe even look in the mirror.  Last month we saw that America’s population was growing and now the U.S. Census bureau recently released data showing that, for the first time in U.S. history, older people are projected to outnumber...
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Kidde Recalls 500k Smoke Detectors

Recalled: Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms, models PI2010 & PI9010 Major smoke alarm maker Kidde has issued a recall for nearly 500k dual-sensor smoke detectors in the U.S. and Canada because a manufacturing malfunction can compromise the devices’ ability to detect smoke.  According to Consumer Reports, a yellow cap...
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CoreLogic: Homeowner Equity Up 12.2% Year-Over-Year

According to the latest CoreLogic Homeowner Equity Report, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (approximately 63% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of $ 908.4 billion since the fourth quarter 2016, representing an increase of 12.2%, year over year.  As for Q4 2017, the total...
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St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers

Each year millions of Americans (roughly 84% of the population) will don the color green on March 17 to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.  The folks over at the History Channel have put together this useful graphic to help us all understand “St. Patrick’s Day...
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Five Years Worth of Home Price Appreciation

The folks over at Keeping Current Matters crunched the numbers, using data from CoreLogic, to focus on home price appreciation from December 2012 through December 2017.   The data show that nationwide, cumulative appreciation over the five-year period was 37.4%, with Nevada experiencing the largest high of 66% and...
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