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Money-smart reasons to install solar panels at your home now

Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally arrived–just as the near-biblical rainfall in their part of the state was finally letting up. The Campbells’ new system will supply nearly all the electricity they need and, besides slashing their

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FHA cuts insurance premiums on mortgages, saving average borrower hundreds

By Gail MarksJarvis •
Chicago Tribune

As rising interest rates make it more expensive for people to buy homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that the Federal Housing Administration is reducing the insurance premiums people pay monthly on FHA mortgages. The annual premium that people will pay is dropping 25 basis points _ from 0.85 percent

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Piece 2 homes together into 1

Eleanor Laise, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Barbara Williams’s home is a lively one. Much of the year, there are four generations under one roof. Williams, age 65, shares her five-bedroom Silver Spring, Md., home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three young grandsons–and her 91-year-old mother visits for several months at a stretch. While the multigenerational living arrangement may be messy

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