Articles by Reed Karaim

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Best Ways to Spend $1,000

Here's how to reap lots of lasting benefits, and a fair amount of immediate satisfaction, from that money. Check out all of the ideas, and pick the best one for you.

Dying with a Mortgage: What Happens to Your Home?

The simplest, most likely answer is that your heirs will be allowed to assume your loan and keep the home as long as they make the payments. But, as you'll see, nothing is simple in estate law.

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement

These 5 smart moves can help anyone reach the ultimate goal most of us have for our retirement savings. And $1 million is more than enough for most of us to have a comfortable and enjoyable life after work.

7 Steps To A Successful Roth 401(k)

Here's how to make all of the right decisions so that you'll save more, invest wisely and take full advantage of all the tax breaks to build your retirement nest egg.

7 Steps to Becoming a Landlord

With mortgage rates low and a shortage of rental housing in many cities, this is still a good time to invest in rental property. But turning a profit requires some work.

5 Steps To A Successful IRA

The government created individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, to encourage people to save more for their retirement. IRA also provide tax benef…

How Much House Can You Afford?

How much house can you afford? If that's on your mind, you're in good company. Mortgage rates are still historically low, making it a good time to purchase.

When To Start Collecting Social Security

Is it smart to sign up for a check as soon as you turn 62, the youngest possible age? Or should you wait a few years, when you'll qualify for a bigger monthly payment? Here's how to decide what's right for you.