The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been tracking the increasing levels of debt among older Americans. They found that older homeowners are now carrying more mortgage debt than ever before. For many of the roughly 4.4 million retired homeowners with mortgages, making monthly mortgage payments on a fixed income on top of other monthly expenses is a hardship. They also found...
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