Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to maximize your health span. Also in the news: Home affordability for first-time buyers, 6 steps to higher net worth, and how to avoid a tax bomb when selling your home.

How to Maximize Your ‘Health Span’
We’re living longer on average, but the number of years we’re healthy hasn’t kept up.

First-Time Home Buyer Metro Affordability Report — Q3 2021
Home affordability for first-time buyers was stable in the third quarter of 2021.

6 Steps to Higher Net Worth: A Year-End Financial Checklist
Review your health insurance and retirement contributions, prepare for tax time and monitor your credit.

How to avoid a tax bomb when selling your home
Write-off thresholds have stayed the same for decades.