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Key Retirement Dates

The first key retirement planning milestone is the year in which you attain age 50. That’s the year when you can bump up your retirement plan contributions. In 2021, the maximum contributions to 401(k)s and 403(b)s increases from $19,500 to $26,000 per year.

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Fixed vs. adjustable: What is the lowest cost mortgage?

More concerning is refinancing several times into another 30-year mortgage. Mortgages are expensive because interest is charged over a long period of time and homeowners do not stay in their homes for 30 years. According to the National Association of Realtors®, the median duration of homeownership in the US is 13 years[1] as of 2018. So, the idea of locking in a low rate may be appealing but, the reality is that most Americans are starting their mortgages over again before they are even half way through paying it off.

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