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09/29/2014 12:08 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2014

The Single Best Investment Boomers Can Make

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Buying a house is considered one of life's biggest investments, providing shelter at the same time as your housing costs -- in the form of monthly mortgage payments -- bring you closer to owning your home, free and clear.

For baby boomers, it seems, homeownership is a real boon. Recent research shows that owning their own home can give Americans 50 years of age and older a measure of financial stability and security that peers who rent simply can't match.

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