NewsWatch: Are you waiting for house prices to drop during the next recession? Why you could have a very a long wait

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I’m 40, will get a pension and have $60,000 saved for retirement. Should I borrow from it to pay off $17,500 in credit card debt?

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‘My grandmother and mother both have lawyers, and they both say that they are going to get this pension. It’s been dragging on for nearly two years.’ See full story.