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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Advice for family wealth transfers

Roger Wohlner •
Investopedia Stock Analysis

Money conversations between parents and adult children are difficult at best. Issues such as investments, retirement planning, estate planning wishes, and elder care are never easy. A study by Fidelity Investments entitled, Intra-Family Generational Finance Study, highlights some of the key issues involved. A lack of communication and planning can be costly to the family in

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