How retirees can use their home’s wealth as an emergency fund

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</i>, Editor, and Rachel L. Sheedy •
Kiplinger

With more baby boomers moving into retirement every day, the wealth locked up in their homes seems ripe for the picking. And a relatively new way to put that wealth to work–the standby reverse mortgage strategy–is garnering increasing attention. Some researchers say the strategy can increase the longevity of a retiree’s portfolio by opening the

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7 smart ways to build your emergency fund

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Andrea Browne Taylor •
Kiplinger

Read enough articles on personal finance and soon enough you’ll get an emergency-fund lecture: Squirrel away six months’ worth of living expenses. Shelter it from market losses. Keep it liquid. Tap it in the event of a job loss or medical emergency to avoid raiding your retirement savings or racking up debt. Sound advice, to

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