Author: Lisa Rabasca Roepe


How Biden’s push for new building codes could impact your home

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  In early June, the Biden administration announced a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes to encourage state and local governments to enforce modern building codes when constructing …


4 genius ways to cut your mortgage costs, even as inflation soars

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  As mortgage interest rates edge toward 5% and higher,  expect to see fewer refinances compared with the last two years. “Mortgage refinances surged in the last two …


Don’t expect to retire when you want. Here’s why

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  You may want to work until you’re 70 or older to build up your retirement savings, but that doesn’t always work out. One in four …


Believe it or not, you’re probably richer than you were in 2019. Here’s why

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  U.S. households saved an extra $2.5 trillion between March 2020 and January 2022, according to the latest report by The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative within the …


4 ways to protect yourself from forced retirement

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  While younger workers might have the luxury of finding new jobs with higher wages, the pandemic pushed many older workers to retire, according to a new …