The first five steps to building wealth

Eric Brotman •
Forbes
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Build a risk management plan, including an emergency fund.  This is the first of a two-part series. When you’re looking into getting a loan, you’ll see options for homes, cars, businesses, and even vacations. What you won’t see is a loan for retirement. Retirement is the one expense in the world you cannot borrow for,

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Homeowners’ financial protection against natural disasters

Andrew Granato, Richard Rosen, and Alejandro Drexler •
Chicago Fed Letter
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Over the past few years, many people in the U.S. have had to deal with damage to their homes from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey. This article explains the different kinds of financial protection from natural catastrophes that homeowners can access from the private and public sectors. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey dumped over four

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The benefits of investing in real estate

Daniela Andreevska •
equities.com

Each type of investment comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Nevertheless, millions agree that real estate is the best type of investment as the pros clearly outnumber and exceed the cons. If you are considering whether you should diversify your investment portfolio with a couple of real estate properties, here are the most important benefits

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