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How to reduce your property tax bill

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Start by making sure you’re taking advantage of all the property tax breaks available to you. Many jurisdictions will exclude a portion of a home’s value from property taxes if you’re a senior or a veteran, or if you’re disabled. In Florida, all homeowners are eligible for a homestead exemption of up to $50,000; those

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Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

By Gail MarksJarvis •
Chicago Tribune

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money and the desire to buy homes. They’ve been a generation of renters. But as millennials have entered their 30s, established themselves financially and started having

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Your financial plan shouldn’t include winning the lottery

Shanna Tingom, Heritage Financial Strategies, AAMS®, and Co-Founder •
Kiplinger

If you are worried that you haven’t done what you need to in order to plan for your financial future, you aren’t alone. Fifty-eight percent of Americans say that their financial planning needs improvement, and a whopping 34% haven’t done anything to plan for their financial future, according to a Northwestern Mutual study. The study

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