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There's a better place to put your money to maximize returns.

A self-made millionaire who retired at 37 says buying a home was ‘probably the worst financial decision’ he ever made

If you're angling for the biggest return on your money, it's clear that homeownership is not the way to go.
Anna Baluch and her husband, pictured, paid off their mortgage in less than two years.

I hustled to pay off my mortgage years before I had to, because there’s something even more important than the math

We decided to pay off our mortgage early, even though we aren't sure it's our forever home. For us, it's about freedom.

These 8 simple rules are the Sparknotes version of everything you need to know about managing your money

These basic rules from personal finance expert Beth Kobliner are enough to get your finances in healthy shape without any heavy lifting.
How much does a tiny house cost?

Some people choose tiny houses to save money, but they might not always be the bargain you’d expect

A tiny house costs less than the median US home — but in some ways, it's actually more expensive. Are tiny houses worth the cost?
Millennials are buying more homes than ever.

The top 10 places in the US where millennials are dominating the mortgage market

Millennials were on a homebuying tear by the end of 2018. Here's where they made up between 48% and 56% of new mortgage holders last year.
Millennials are desperate to be homeowners, just like their parents before them.

Millennials are taking on bigger mortgages than ever before, and it shows we’ve been wrong about them for years

Millennials are taking over the mortgage market in the US. The generation now holds the largest share of new mortgages by dollar volume.
It's an age-old debate: Should you rent or buy?

Deciding to buy a home instead of rent isn’t always a question of simple math

If you're asking yourself "Should I rent or buy?" the answer comes down to whether you value certainty or flexibility more, says an early retiree.
Some millennial couples are choosing a mortgage before marriage.

Millennial couples buying homes before they get married are making a risky move that shows how different they really are from their parents

Unmarried millennial couples are buying homes together and it's caused by economic conditions and an attitude shift.
There are three mortgage-related mistakes homeowners should avoid.

An author who studied more than 10,000 millionaires says homeowners can fall into 3 traps that ruin their chances of getting rich

How you buy your home can affect your ability to build wealth. You should avoid these mortgage mistakes if you want to become a millionaire.
Opting for a 30-year mortgage can prevent you from becoming a millionaire, according to an author who studied 10,000 millionaires.

The way most Americans buy a home could be one of their biggest hurdles to getting rich, says an author who studied 10,000 millionaires

One of the most common decisions people make when buying a home is also what can prevent them from building wealth: opting for a 30-year mortgage.