There has been talk in Washington lately about the possibility that Congress might get rid of the so-called “backdoor” Roth IRA in the not-too-distant future. And soaring home prices in the United States have made it more expensive to become a homeowner. In this Fool Live video clip, recorded on Nov. 3, Certified Financial Planners® Matt Frankel and Robert Brokamp give their takes on these two topics.

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