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My home is the best investment I ever made
Don't say that to Kyle at the Young and Thrifty blog, or he'll do something gross. In this post, he questions idea of houses as investments. It may not surprise you that he quotes me questioning the idea of blanket acceptance that homes are investments.

The right audience for annuities is…
According to this article, it's investors who don't have a lot of savings and worry about running out of money.

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I was an Airbnb landlord
A blogger reports on an experiment to see if you can make money renting a place on the Airbnb website.

How to lower your home insurance bill
44 suggestions here for people who are thinking about buying a home and want to keep their ownership costs as low as possible.

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